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Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  By Thomas Giovanni / Versión Español In the wake of the use of militant street tactics at the Trump inauguration protests, the controversial shut down of two prominent right-wing speakers at the University of California, Berkeley, and a variety of high profile actions against the far right, anarchists have received increased media attention and […]

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#UnblockRojava Wins Vs. Facebook Political Censorship

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 By BRRN Social Media Team VICTORY! – Activists in solidarity with Rojava in the US won an important social media victory today with the #UnblockRojava campaign which pressured Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) to overturn the banning of at least six public Rojava solidarity pages along with over a dozen personal Facebook accounts […]

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For a Theory of Strategy

By Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira – CAB) Translation by S. Nicholas Nappalos   Power, Dominance, and Social Classes Power relations permeate all social relations, and involve social agents in the most diverse disputes and attempts to influence situations. In societies divided into social classes there is a specific power relationship that can manifest […]

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Red and Black October: An Anarchist Perspective on the Russian Revolution for its 100th Anniversary

  A hundred years to the day that the Winter Palace fell in Petrograd—October 25 in the Julian calendar, November 7 in the Gregorian—we present an anarchist perspective on the Russian Revolution, which began in February 1917 with a mass-mobilization and mutinies that deposed Tsar Nicholas II. Though the Revolution contained an awesome amount of […]

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One Hundred Years of Counterrevolution: Introduction to “Bloodstained”

“Bloodstained, One Hundred Years of Lenninist Counterrevolution” is a newly released book by AK Press compiling together both current and historical critical writings on the Russian Revolution which “forces us to reckon with the past [and] demands we think more carefully about freedom [and] social change.” You can purchase your copy along with many other recommended titles here. This […]

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Stop Rohingya Genocide!

Courtesy Kevin Frayer/Getty Images By BRRN External Communications-International Relations Comittee (EC-IRC) The Burmese military that effectively rules the Southeast Asian State of Myanmar is currently engaged in a campaign of intensifying genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority. Of the 1 million Rohingyas who were estimated to have lived in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State before this […]

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Fascism in Trump’s America

“‘Fascism’ has become a kind of a scare word. But many of the aspects of fascism are not far below the surface…. So, fascist-type structures without the crematoria, which is not a core, necessary part of fascism. It could happen.” – Noam Chomsky The 2016 election and subsequent political tire-fire has gotten people talking about […]

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Peace Agenda for Syria

Don’t believe Trump’s crocodile tears for those “beautiful babies” dying in Syria. Children have been dying everyday in Syria for years. To add insult to injury, they’re banned from coming to the US as refugees. Instead, look at the rise in arms manufacturer Raytheon’s stock following Trump’s use of their cruise missiles against a Syrian […]

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Resisting an Attack on Immigrants in Irondequoit

It was a chilly Thursday evening around 10pm when the reports started circulating on social media that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had kidnapped a family of undocumented people in Geneseo, right on the campus. Students confronted ICE, capturing the encounter on video, and news reached networks of organizers and activists in Rochester. Intel was […]

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Fighting for a Better World

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.” -Ursula K. Le Guin It’s no secret that we, the people who walk around on this big, floating rock, make an incalculable number of choices in our daily lives. Most of these choices seem ordinary, and life goes on. In recent times, however, […]

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Welcome to the Party, Liberals!

With the election of Donald “Orange is the New White” Trump, there has been a new outpouring of social justice activity across the United States. The Women’s March, airport demonstrations in support of immigrants and refugees, the People’s Climate March, millions of dollars in new donations to the American Civil Liberties Union are all part […]

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