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Stop Rohingya Genocide!

Courtesy Kevin Frayer/Getty Images By BRRN External Communications-International Relations Comittee (EC-IRC) The Burmese military that effectively rules the Southeast Asian State of Myanmar is currently engaged in a campaign of intensifying genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority. Of the 1 million Rohingyas who were estimated to have lived in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State before this […]

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Fascism in Trump’s America

“‘Fascism’ has become a kind of a scare word. But many of the aspects of fascism are not far below the surface…. So, fascist-type structures without the crematoria, which is not a core, necessary part of fascism. It could happen.” – Noam Chomsky The 2016 election and subsequent political tire-fire has gotten people talking about […]

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Peace Agenda for Syria

Don’t believe Trump’s crocodile tears for those “beautiful babies” dying in Syria. Children have been dying everyday in Syria for years. To add insult to injury, they’re banned from coming to the US as refugees. Instead, look at the rise in arms manufacturer Raytheon’s stock following Trump’s use of their cruise missiles against a Syrian […]

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Resisting an Attack on Immigrants in Irondequoit

It was a chilly Thursday evening around 10pm when the reports started circulating on social media that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had kidnapped a family of undocumented people in Geneseo, right on the campus. Students confronted ICE, capturing the encounter on video, and news reached networks of organizers and activists in Rochester. Intel was […]

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Fighting for a Better World

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.” -Ursula K. Le Guin It’s no secret that we, the people who walk around on this big, floating rock, make an incalculable number of choices in our daily lives. Most of these choices seem ordinary, and life goes on. In recent times, however, […]

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Welcome to the Party, Liberals!

With the election of Donald “Orange is the New White” Trump, there has been a new outpouring of social justice activity across the United States. The Women’s March, airport demonstrations in support of immigrants and refugees, the People’s Climate March, millions of dollars in new donations to the American Civil Liberties Union are all part […]

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Building Power and Advancing: For Reforms, Not Reformism

“We shall carry out all possible reforms in the spirit in which an army advances ever forwards by snatching the enemy-occupied territory in its path.” – Errico Malatesta [1] By Thomas Giovanni As anarchist communists, we are against reformism. However, we are for reforms. We believe that fundamentally the entire system of capitalism, the state and all […]

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[Video] Vanguard America Attempt to Storm Houston Anarchist Book Fair

HOUSTON – With chants of “Blood and Soil” about 30 fascists affiliated with Vanguard America and the Proud Boys attempted to rush the entrance of the Houston Anarchist Book Fair underway at MECA Houston community center on Sunday, September 24. The attempt occurred at 11:50am but was quickly rebuffed as the security team present locked […]

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Parkland College Students Resist White Supremacist Police Violence

By Tariq Khan – BRRN On September 7, the police assaulted 19-year-old Parkland College student Oluwatobi Mordi, who goes by the name Toby. According to a statement by the Parkland College Social Justice Club, Toby was in the cafeteria waiting for his ride, when two white Parkland Police officers approached him and proceeded to question […]

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