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Workers Power and the Russian Revolution

We are republishing this review of For Workers Power by Maurice Brinton (available from AK Press or full text here) as part of our series of articles and social media postings relating to the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution #RussianRev100Years.   By Tom Wetzel I was attracted to radical politics in the late 1960s/early ‘70s when […]

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“If You Want a Better Capitalism”: An Interview on Social Democracy with Gabriel Kuhn

By Enrique Guerrero-López and Adam Weaver Originally published with Truth Out   In the era of Trump, there’s a clear and growing interest in socialism, especially among young people. The first measurable shift began to peek over the horizon in polling data done in the wake of the Occupy movement, showing 49 percent of people ages 18-29 favored […]

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Comments on Trump’s Syrian Missile Strikes

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Central Illinois Last night the U.S. military launched nearly 5 dozen cruise missiles at Syria from U.S. Navy ships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This was a U.S. response to chemical attacks against civilians allegedly ordered by Bashar al-Assad. The Democrats and Republicans are united in their support for U.S. […]

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Beyond Protest in the Age of Trump

From South Florida Resistance Download a pamphlet version of this article here. In the early days of the Trump administration, we are seeing Trump’s utilization of executive orders to initiate and/or implement a wide array of right-wing policies.  He is starting to make troubling organizational moves, such as the appointment of Steve Bannon- the former […]

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Marxism and Anarchism: A Dialogue

The following text is based on a transcript of a talk presented by a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra at an event that took place on February 12, 2017, at the Sepulveda Peace Center in Los Angeles. The talk was presented as part of a “Marxist-Anarchist Dialogue” with a member of the International Marxist Humanist Organization (IMHO), who preferred […]

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For a Working Class Feminism: Resources for International Women’s Day

On the occasion of March 8 – International Women’s Day, we are releasing for distribution two beautifully designed pamphlets on the themes of building working class feminism as well as additional recommending readings and resources.    A Conservative Threat Offers New Opportunities for Working Class Feminism “This much is clear: the Women’s March represents a political […]

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Interview: Antifa Means No Free Speech for Fascism

The role of protest and attempts to shut down the talks of alti-right/far-right wing figures such as Milo Yiannopoulos have been a controversial topic on the left and the media. But what are the actual goals of anti-fascists, anarchists and others on the left who advocate giving “no platform”? The following is a transcribed interview with […]

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How to Stop a Pipeline: Trump, DAPL and the Power of Mass Action

By Arthur Pye, On Power Blog This piece is republished from the On Power Blog from Black Rose comrades in Seattle. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  As Trump escalates the battle over Dakota Access, the movement is left scrambling to respond. But before panicking or losing hope over the renewed construction, we […]

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The Bolshevik Myth Reloaded

We are republishing this piece as part of our series of articles and social media postings relating to the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution #RussianRev100Years. This article is based on a talk at the 2016 London Anarchist bookfair republished from the Anarchist Writers site.  It covers the basic myths and realities of the period […]

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Nazis Among US: Trump and the Far-Right

There are a whole load of genuine human garbage that see the Trump campaign as a source of inspiration and opportunity for spreading a message of race war, white superiority, and outright fascism. There are two real threats here. First, that these organizations are growing their membership and base of support. You heard that right, […]

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