BRRN Blog

What I would do with $55,000: Our need for accountability and our failure to realize opportunities and build movements

Posted by atrain On May 2nd 2010, I received an email in my inbox calling for “solidarity” and “emergency donations” to pay the bail of 11 self-identified anarchists in Asheville, North Carolina. They were alleged to have smashed ATMs, bank windows and small shops in celebration of May 1, International Workers’ Day. The price to […]

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Back to the Grind: SWU Southern Midwest Tour a Success

Back in March, we hosted members of the Starbucks Workers Union on their midwest tour. Here is their account of the trip. On March 19, a delegation of IWW Starbucks baristas from the Twin Cities crammed themselves into one worker’s 3-cylinder Geo Metro and set off on a journey to bring the good word of […]

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Solidarity with the Greek workers’ struggle!

A  statement of solidarity from several anarchist groups Posted by atrain Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism’s institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of […]

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Come out to the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

Posted by atrain With the absence of Finding our Roots or larger anarchist gatherings, the 10th Chicago Anarchist Film Festival offers an opportunity to share ideas, reunite with old friends, meet new people and watch amazing radical films.  CAFF points to the importance of long term projects development in movement building and creating momentum. From CAFF: Celebrate […]

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The Missing Option From Jackson Health System Governance Proposals, Real Democracy

S. Nappalos With the recent barrage of crisis, attacks, corruption, and mismanagement at Jackson Memorial Health System, it is reasonable to wonder what the public stands for in public health. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has attempted to reopen debate over Jackson’s governance structure through calling for an overhaul of the present system and replacing it […]

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Libertarian statement of solidarity with the comrades in Oaxaca, Mexico

In light of the tragic events of 27 April 2010, when a solidarity caravan of observers bound for the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala (Oaxaca, Mexico) was subjected to a cowardly attack by paramilitaries linked to governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, resulting in the death of comrade Beatriz Alberta Cariño Trujillo and Finnish comrade Jyri […]

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SOLIDARITY WITH THE GREEK WORKERS’ STRUGGLE!

The Greek working class is angry, and with good reason, with the attempt to load responsibility for the bankruptcy of the Greek State onto their shoulders. We maintain instead that it is the international financial institutions and the European Union who are responsible. The financial institutions have plunged the world, and Greece in particular, into […]

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Privatizing Medicaid In Florida: cutting services and subsidizing profiteers

by S. Nappalos The Florida House and Senate both have been considering bills to privatize Medicaid through turning over management of the health insurance to HMOs (health maintenance organizations). The house bill would extend this throughout the state, while the senate bill seeks merely to expand an ongoing pilot project in a few counties to […]

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