BRRN Blog

Kali Akuno on Lenin’s Vanguard Party

The following is a transcript of a live Q&A session with Kali Akuno hosted on Twitter by Black Socialists of America (@BlackSocialists) on October 10, 2018. We found the discussion valuable and hope to offer more content like this. See below for the original tweets and videos.  Q: What do you think of the Leninist idea that […]

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Between Infoshops and Insurrection: U.S. Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order

This now classic essay by the late Joel Olson (1967-2012) reflects on the state of US anarchist milieu from the 1990’s through the 2000’s. Olson was a long time anarchist writer, organizer, political theorist and veteran of both Love & Rage Anarchist Federation and the anarchist influenced Bring the Ruckus organization. A major focus of his writing […]

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Black Rose Interview with the Movement of Color Podcast

The Movement of Color podcast interviews two members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (BRRN), Markie from Los Angeles and Johnathan from Miami. They discuss the place of BRRN within the anarchist tradition as well as their experience within the left as people of color. We also recommend checking out other podcasts featuring members of […]

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Statement: Kavanaugh and a Feminist Movement Fighting to End Capitalism

Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation Statement on Kavanaugh and a Feminist Movement Fighting to End Capitalism October 3, 2018 Last week, survivors of sexual violence and their supporters rose up in solidarity as the moving testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford called the impunity of wealthy white men into question.   Touching on issues of male […]

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Pablo Vive! – The Pablo Barbanegra Reader

Illustration: natykosart Pablo “Barbanegra” Avendaño – 1983-2018 On the evening of May 12th, 2018 – the day before Mother’s Day – our friend and comrade Pablo accepted a bike courier gig that would offer extra money for working in inclement weather at night – app based food delivery service Caviar. In the darkness and rain […]

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Omar Aziz, “Abu Kamel,” 1949-2013: Biography, Readings, Quotes

A short biography of the contemporary Syrian anarchist, Omar Aziz, also known as “Abu Kamel.” This short biographical essay is followed by links to Aziz’s writings, further sources on Syria and quotes. Read more biographies of anarchist figures here.  Omar Aziz By Javier Sethness Born on February 18, 1949 in Al-Amara, Damascus, Syria – Died […]

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BRRN for BDS and Solidarity with Middle Eastern Political Prisoners

In memory of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year old Palestinian nurse who was deliberately killed in Gaza by the Israeli military while responding to an injured protester on June 1, 2018. By Black Rose/Rosa Negra International Relations Committee (BRRN-IRC) In April 2018, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation voted to endorse the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, […]

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Black Rose Federation on Building Grassroots Working Class Power

  Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Patrick is interviewed by MC Sole, the host of Solecast discussing a range of topics beginning with the anarchist current of  “Especifismo,” which can be summarized as: The need for a specifically anarchist organization built around a unity of ideas and praxis. The use of the specifically anarchist organization to theorize […]

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