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What is the difference between Libertarianism and Anarchism?

By Tom Wetzel   This depends on which of the two meanings of “libertarian” you have in mind. In the original 19th century and early 20th century sense of “libertarian”, which is still predominant in a number of non-English-speaking countries, there isn’t really any difference in terms of which segment of political opinion these terms […]

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When the Riot Cops Attack: Repression and Solidarity in Portland’s May Day

This on-the-ground account is part of a series related to attacks on the Portland May Day demonstration by the Portland police. For related articles see the links below. Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates […]

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Los próximos 100 días: El primero de mayo y la resistencia obrera bajo Trump

Un comunicado del Comité de luchas laborales de Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista Versión Inglés haga aqui. Luego de unos “primeros 100 días” implacables de reacción del régimen de Trump, incluyendo a un aumento de ataques hacia lxs inmigrantes, una temporada de caza para los capitalistas, campañas de bombardeo y la amenaza inminente de una nueva […]

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The Next 100 Days: May Day and Worker Resistance Under Trump

A May Day statement from Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Committee Versión Español haga aqui. After a ruthless “first 100 days” of reaction from the Trump regime, including escalating attacks on immigrants, open season for capitalists, bombing campaigns, and the looming threat of a new “law and order,” we stand in solidarity with those taking to […]

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To Be Poor and Black in Brazil #LibertemRafaelBraga

By Campaña por la Libertard de Rafael Braga Follow the campaign webpage and Facebook (Portuguese)   #LibertemRafaelBraga – Rafael Braga Vieira is a black and poor young man, who, until June of 2013, worked collecting material for recycling in downtown streets of Rio de Janeiro. He lived in the streets most of the time, to save […]

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Brazil: Support the Struggle of the Municipal Workers of Cachoeirinha

In solidarity with the workers and our comrades in Brazil with Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) we republish this statement highlighting an example of class struggle unionism from below. We also encourage supporters to follow the Facebook page of the Municipal Workers’ Union of Cachoeirinha for updates as well as additional photos and videos of the struggle.    […]

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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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