BRRN Blog

Organizing at the Frontiers: Appalachian Resistance to Pipelines

By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee (REC) The history, ecologies, and cultures of Appalachia are interwoven with the expansion of fossil fuel industries. Appalachia, both across its landscape and within its depths, has historically been a commodity frontier for Capital investment in low-wage and low-cost energy production. Appalachia, particularly Central Appalachia, serves as an “appropriation zone” […]

Read More

Criminal Fire at the National Museum of Brazil: The Answer Must Come From the Streets!

We republish this statement by our comrades in Brazil in response the tragic and criminal fire which erupted on the evening of Sunday, September 2, 2018 and destroyed much of the National Museum of Brazil. The statement is by Resistência Popular Estudantil (Student Popular Resistance) which describes itself as a collective of students organized to […]

Read More

A Year In Popular Power #3 – “Don’t be a scab!” Graduate Student Strikes

Tariq is a graduate student, teaching assistant and union member of Graduate Employees Organization or GEO Local 6300, which represents 2,700 graduate and teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In February 2018, the union led a successful two-week strike pushing back against the administration’s threat to take away tuition waivers and […]

Read More

Deporting US Citizens: Trump’s New Fascistic Use of Law

By Mark Bray, TruthOut This week’s chilling revelation that the Trump administration has jailed and initiated deportation proceedings against United States citizens who possess official US birth certificates exposes the absurdity of the far-right myth promoted by Trump and his supporters that xenophobic policies are merely about legality rather than racism. The State Department is calling into […]

Read More

Steps Towards a Strategy of Popular Power: BRRN 5th National Convention

Group photo of Black Rose/Rosa Negra members at their 5th convention in Los Angeles, CA.

Report on the 5th Black Rose/Rosa Negra National Convention, Los Angeles By Alex Isa and Tanya H.F. with contributions from Agüey Baná and Adam Weaver  Note: This version has been updated since the original posting.  Amidst heated discussions, mostly due to warm California weather and packed rooms full of enthusiastic militants, 60 members of Black […]

Read More

A Year In Popular Power #2 – Stopping ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly

Stopping ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly. Markie is a dispatcher with the Rapid Response Network that mobilizes to respond and stop ICE raids in the working class, immigrant neighborhood of Koreatown in Los Angeles. This was formed as a project of the Koreatown Popular Assembly, which through a series of meetings made defense […]

Read More

Argentina Feminists: Neither a Senate Nor a Law Will Set Us Free

Español Abajo. We reproduce this statement from our comrades in Argentina, Acción Socialista Libertaria (ASL), on the current struggle for abortion rights. It is estimated that 500,000 illegal abortions occur each year in Argentina. Around 80,000 people annually are hospitalized related to post-abortion complications and often face legal punishment as a result. Abortion remains illegal in Argentina […]

Read More

From Attica to Lee: Strike Against Prison Slavery

Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation Statement of Solidarity With the 2018 National Prison Strike On the 187th anniversary of the Nat Turner rebellion and the 47th anniversary of the assassination of George Jackson in his attempt to escape San Quentin prison, prisoners across the country have started a nationwide prison strike for the abolition of […]

Read More

Four women icons of the Syrian Revolution

We are reposting this article by Leila Nachawati Rego, originally published in Spanish in El Diario and then translated into English and given additional context in a piece republished on Global Voices by Joey Ayoub, as part of our participation in the Campaign in Solidarity with Middle Eastern Political Prisoners. In 2011, Syrians took to the streets […]

Read More