BRRN Blog

On the Autonomous Struggle of the Proletariat

by Jan Ever since social agents in social formations became divided into social classes, these classes have always been in struggle. Capitalism/imperialism produces a class that has the historical capacity to struggle to bring an end to exploitation in any social formation. This class is the working class. In the epoch of capitalism, the working […]

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Solidarity with the Toronto 900!

From Four Star: Between June 26th-27 2010, the G-20, an international organization between the protectors of capital, met to discuss how to secure profit during failing economic recession.  Amidst housing and labor crisis, global poverty, lack of international medical care and aid, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and environmental disaster (THANKS BP!) they spent close […]

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Batay Ouvriye- A Worker’s Flag Day (May 18)

Batay Ouvriye Port-au-Prince, May 27th, 2010 In the context of the Workers Mobilization Month launched during the camps’ first march on April 28th, 2010, and following up on the various activities developed May First, May 18th was a major date (see our previous document: “The mobilization is launched!”). In Haiti, May 18th is Flag Day. […]

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Anthony Kyser is not the threat – our bosses and landlords are!

Posted by atrain On Saturday May 8, Anthony Kyser stole toothpaste and crayons from a CVS Pharmacy located at 2634 S. Pulaski.  The manager of CVS chased Kyser to a back alley where employees held Kyser to the ground while the manager choked him to death.  An off-duty Cook County Corrections Officer on the scene […]

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Twin Cities Nurses Prepare For Largest Nurses Strike in History

by S. Nappalos Over 12,000 Minnesota nurses are set to strike in 14 hospitals across the Twin Cities area. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, a union for nurses, are presently in contract negotiations with hospitals in their region. Negotiations have stalled over patient-to-staff ratios, with the union demanding strict safe-staffing ratios, and hospital management […]

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Justicia Divina

por Carlos El Padre Anselmo, somnoliento y errático aún, activó la cerradura de la puerta doble que le separaba del resto  de la residencia parroquial, (y básicamente del resto del mundo), para encontrarse ante la incomoda respuesta de un crujir trabajoso y rechinante hasta el ruido.  Lamentó no estar en sueños y que su cuerpo le […]

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What I would do with $55,000: Our need for accountability and our failure to realize opportunities and build movements

Posted by atrain On May 2nd 2010, I received an email in my inbox calling for “solidarity” and “emergency donations” to pay the bail of 11 self-identified anarchists in Asheville, North Carolina. They were alleged to have smashed ATMs, bank windows and small shops in celebration of May 1, International Workers’ Day. The price to […]

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Hotel Workers Stage ‘Wildcat’ Strike in Chicago Wednesday

Posted by atrain For us in Chicago and around the world,  the recent HERE wildcat strike at Hyatt Hotel in Chicago demonstrates that commitment to direct action against capital and owners is absolutely necessary if we are to turn the tides of the constant decline of the labor movement.   Within the last four years, […]

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Back to the Grind: SWU Southern Midwest Tour a Success

Back in March, we hosted members of the Starbucks Workers Union on their midwest tour. Here is their account of the trip. On March 19, a delegation of IWW Starbucks baristas from the Twin Cities crammed themselves into one worker’s 3-cylinder Geo Metro and set off on a journey to bring the good word of […]

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