BRRN Blog

Commentary: Why Did the UAW Vote at Nissan Fail?

There’s been much attention over the reported loss of a UAW union election at a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi on Friday, August 4th. Many see the organizing effort as part of a larger question of whether the US labor movement can organize in the historically unorganized and union-hostile South. New York City IWW organizer […]

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“Guerrillas of Desire” and the Revolutionary Potential of Everyday Struggle

By Michael Reagan, Truthout A tension between political hunger and fruition runs throughout Kevin Van Meter’s new book on building contemporary revolutionary struggle, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible, published this month by AK Press and the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Van Meter’s book is a welcome contribution […]

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Anarchism in Latin American: The Re-Emergence of a Viable Current

Anarchism in Latin America is a forthcoming book scheduled for release in December 2017 by AK Press. Written by Argentinian philosopher and author Angel Cappelletti and translated by the US based Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, the work includes an introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra members Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro. This new translation offers a country-by-country overview of […]

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Audio Interview: What Made the G20 Protests Possible?

An interview with Cole, a member of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation from Boston, giving his first hand account of the G20 Hamburg protests. He recently authored the piece “What Made Large Scale Resistance Possible at the G20 in Hamburg?” In this interview Cole gives a brief introduction to Black Rose, goes into detail on […]

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Resources on Anarchism in Asia

The deep and global history of anarchism in the global south is still being unearthed, recovered and documented. Major strides have been made such as collection of academic writings Anarchism  and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World: 1870-1940 but there still remains much work to be done. Here we would like to gather a short […]

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The Hamburg G20 Protests: The Final Straw Interviews Mark Bray

The Final Straw Podcast interviews historian, author and Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Mark Bray who was present at the G20 protests in Hamburg, Germany. The interview covers what is the G20, the significance of the protests, the culture of protest in Hamburg and how they were organized. You can follow Mark on Twitter @Mark_Bray. Listen […]

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3 Reasons Why We Need a More Revolutionary July 4th

July 4th is a white supremacist settler colonial celebration: Three reasons to throw it away   By Tariq Khan 1. The Declaration of Independence is a document based on settler colonialism and genocide. If we read the Declaration of Independence in high school or college we know it to be a list of grievances by […]

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