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May Day Portland: What Do Anarchists Really Want?

This letter is a response to The Oregonian May 5, 2017 editorial board opinion “Portland Must be Done with Punk Fascists” applauding police action against Portland’s May Day parade and attempts to create a classic ‘good protester’ versus ‘bad protester’ wedge. This letter to the editor response “Here’s What Anarchists Really Want” was published in The Oregonian on May […]

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Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea: A Critical Evaluation

We are republishing this in-depth and highly recommended piece on the concept of democratic centralism as part of our series of articles and social media postings relating to the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The concept of democratic centralism emerged from Lenin and the Bolsheviks during this period and has reshaped much of the Marxist tradition […]

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Support anarchist resistance in Turkey!

The anarchist movement in Turkey is a growing, vibrant, and strong force. Just a few small collectives and papers ten years ago, anarchists are now organized across Turkey and North Kurdistan. With their increasing impact and visibility, anarchists have now become a target of repression as Turkey has slid into war and dictatorship. The Black […]

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What is the difference between Libertarianism and Anarchism?

By Tom Wetzel   This depends on which of the two meanings of “libertarian” you have in mind. In the original 19th century and early 20th century sense of “libertarian”, which is still predominant in a number of non-English-speaking countries, there isn’t really any difference in terms of which segment of political opinion these terms […]

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When the Riot Cops Attack: Repression and Solidarity in Portland’s May Day

This on-the-ground account is part of a series related to attacks on the Portland May Day demonstration by the Portland police. For related articles see the links below. Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates […]

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Los próximos 100 días: El primero de mayo y la resistencia obrera bajo Trump

Un comunicado del Comité de luchas laborales de Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista Versión Inglés haga aqui. Luego de unos “primeros 100 días” implacables de reacción del régimen de Trump, incluyendo a un aumento de ataques hacia lxs inmigrantes, una temporada de caza para los capitalistas, campañas de bombardeo y la amenaza inminente de una nueva […]

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The Next 100 Days: May Day and Worker Resistance Under Trump

A May Day statement from Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Committee Versión Español haga aqui. After a ruthless “first 100 days” of reaction from the Trump regime, including escalating attacks on immigrants, open season for capitalists, bombing campaigns, and the looming threat of a new “law and order,” we stand in solidarity with those taking to […]

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To Be Poor and Black in Brazil #LibertemRafaelBraga

By Campaña por la Libertard de Rafael Braga Follow the campaign webpage and Facebook (Portuguese)   #LibertemRafaelBraga – Rafael Braga Vieira is a black and poor young man, who, until June of 2013, worked collecting material for recycling in downtown streets of Rio de Janeiro. He lived in the streets most of the time, to save […]

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Brazil: Support the Struggle of the Municipal Workers of Cachoeirinha

In solidarity with the workers and our comrades in Brazil with Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) we republish this statement highlighting an example of class struggle unionism from below. We also encourage supporters to follow the Facebook page of the Municipal Workers’ Union of Cachoeirinha for updates as well as additional photos and videos of the struggle.    […]

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