BRRN Blog

A New Political Moment: Reactions to a Trump Victory From the Radical Left

The election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States left many across the left, even veterans of many years, shocked and stunned. Expecting the triumph of the deeply unpopular, status quo neo-liberal candidate Hillary Clinton, the result came in with an electoral college victory for the reviled, narcissistic, right-wing candidate Donald Trump […]

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War on the docks!

Chilean Port Struggles Tour Join us in a speaking tour on the struggles and lessons of the Chilean port workers with Nelson Francino Valdes, an anarchist, dockworker, and president of the Federation of Portworkers of Iquique! Nelson has been involved in several of the most important struggles and strikes in Chile in recent years, including […]

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Solidarity Network or Solidarity Advice?: On the Challenges of Building a Solidarity Network

The article originally appeared under the title“Building a solidarity network is harder than it seems” in the September 2013 issue of the IWW newspaper, the Industrial Worker. It is a review of the pamphlet Build Your Own Solidarity Network by two members of  Seattle Solidarity Network and discusses the authors experience in building a Solidarity Network in Iowa City. Ryan Spourgitis […]

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The Danger of Trump: A Debate

In advance of tonight’s Clinton versus Trump presidential debate Black Rose/Rosa Negra presents a debate our own on how we see this political moment. We also want to know your thoughts and encourage you to leave them in the comments here or on our facebook page. The Danger of Trump? The question is: Does the possibility […]

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Radicalize Your Love: Consent Culture Not Toxic Masculinity

The following is a speech given by Champaign-Urbana organizer Tyler Camp at  the Rally Against Rape Culture, September 23, 2016. The rally was organized by Students Against Sexual Assault at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  I made it a project of mine this year to construct a sort of pedagogy, or theory, of radical love. […]

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Audio: A Critical Introduction to the Chinese Revolution

We present to you this audio recording of a recently hosted and very engaging talk by Elliot Liu of Unity and Struggle on his recently published Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction published jointly by anarchist publishers PM Press and Thought Crime Ink based in Canada. The event was hosted and organized by members of […]

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The September 9 National Prison Strike: Bring the Call of Abolition Home

Delivered by Kristina Khan at the “Demands for a Transformed University” Rally organized by Black Students for Revolution on September 9th, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Today, September 9th, marks the 45 year anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising which happened in 1971 at a maximum security prison in upstate New York. […]

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Hundreds Take the Streets in Portland in Solidarity With Prison Strike

As the largest prison strike in modern history took place, groups from around Portland came together in the September 9th coalitions. Led by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Anarchist Black Cross, Black Rose Portland and a host of other organizations joined together to take on the regional organizing work to coincide with the nationwide […]

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