BRRN Blog

Active Revolution: Organizing, Base Building and Dual Power

While the larger radical/anti-capitalist left has arguably few universal tenets of strategic agreement, the statement that “a strong left is one that’s rooted in working class and oppressed communities and struggles” is easily one of them. The question that all tendencies and formations grapple with is how do we understand this process and what are […]

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Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

This piece was written a member of the now defunct Black Orchid Collective based in Seattle, circa 2010. We reprint this text as a key frame of analysis that connects the dots between intersectional and class politics. By JOMO In the past two years, the issue of gay marriage has dominated the scene of queer […]

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Marielle Franco, Presente! – Political Murder and State Terrorism in Brazil

We republish this urgent statement of solidarity by our compañerxs with the Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) on the political assassination of Black socialist activist Marielle Franco.  Statement By Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) / Anarchist Coordination of Brazil On the night of Wednesday, March 14, after leaving a debate with other Black women in the Rio de […]

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Resources on Tenant Organizing, Housing and Gentrification

Collected Writings on Gentrification, Tenant Organizing, Rent Control and Socialized Housing Struggles around housing, displacement, gentrification and to organize tenants are growing stronger in the current moment. In the recent past we’ve seen efforts to organize alongside tenants to wage single issue fights against landlords with solidarity networks. More recently we’ve seen efforts to form […]

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Book Review – Anarchist Encounters: Russia in Revolution and The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution, 1918-1921

A. W. Zurbrugg (ed) Anarchist Encounters: Russia in Revolution London, Anarres Editions, 2017. 259pp., £10.99 pb. ISBN 9780850367348 Eric Lee The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution, 1918-1921 London, Zed Books, 2017. 160pp., £12.99 pb. ISBN 9781786990921 First published on Marx and Philosophy, 14 March 2018 by Javier Sethness Both of these intriguing new works take critical […]

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Capitalism: An Introduction

Text reposted from libcom.org and available in:  Español | Français | Italiano | Português | Türkçe | Nederlands Capitalism: An Introduction At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like factories, machinery, farms, and offices), and production for exchange and profit. While some people own means of production, or […]

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Top 10 Films on Women Fighting Capitalism and Fascism

To commemorate March 8th, International Women’s Day, we compiled a list of the top ten films that feature women who challenged patriarchy and capitalism. Finding films with female leads that fit this criterion was difficult since the majority of biopics about individuals or movements revolved around a male revolutionary story line. Here are ten movies […]

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The Myth of Non-Reformist Reforms

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Burlington This gem of a passage by left economist and author Robin Hahnel has been locked away for years in a book of his, Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation, but deserves a bigger audience, especially these days given the popularity of the phrase “non-reformist reform.” Hahnel’s central point here […]

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Unionism From Below: Interview with Burgerville Workers Union

Launching a historic three-day strike and boycott launch that began on February 1, workers across several Portland, OR Burgerville stores took the next steps in what is perhaps an unprecedented campaign for the current US labor movement. The strike was centered at the prominent Convention Center Burgerville store and spread to three additional locations, in […]

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