BRRN Blog

No Time for Patience: Fascism, Climate, and Capitalism

By Mark Bray, TruthOut We are living in ominous times. Every week something new: white supremacist murders in Kentucky and Pittsburgh; the continued rise of the far right in Europe; Trump’s attack on transgender rights; the election of aspiring tyrant Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that climate catastrophe is likely only about 20 years away. What’s next? At […]

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From Pittsburgh to Brazil: Antisemitism and Fascist Violence

By Julia T. Antisemitic violence has spiked dramatically in the United States with 2018 being the largest single year increase on record since 1994. From desecrations of graveyards to the massacre of eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this confluence of bigotry and white supremacist fervor exemplifies a growing global wave […]

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Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”

By Tom Keefer “It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless denunciations of hollow phrases and ideologies and its insistence on permanent self-criticism, which compels us to take stock of what Marxism has become in real life.” -Cornelius Castoriadis, The Fate of Marxism [1] Introduction We […]

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Insurrections at the Intersections: Feminism, Intersectionality, and Anarchism

All images: La Rote Art. (IG: @slarote / Blog) The politics of intersectionality remain contested terrain. One version which has been appropriated by institutional liberal politics could be called “liberal identity politics” and most famously deployed by neoliberal figures such as Hillary Clinton during her election campaign. On the other end we have a version […]

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Video – Fascism at the Gates: Bolsonaro and the Brazillian Elections

  The following Facebook live stream was recorded at the event “Fascism at the Gates: Bolsonaro and the Brazillian Elections” at Interference Archive on October 20, 2018 hosted by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – NYC. Please note that the audio quality in the opening of the video has some issues but improves  The past few years in […]

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Dispatch on Brazil: Interview with Hugo Souza

We present an interview with Brazlian anarchist militant Hugo Souza with his opinions on the current situation and advice for leftists in the US. As Brazil is rocked by economic recession, parliamentary coups and scandals, into the void has stepped far right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Winning the first found of voting earlier this month […]

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The Claws of Empire, the Rise of Fascism: Brazilian Anarchist Statement on Bolsonaro

What follows is translated statement by our comrades in Brazil on the current and politically urgent situation in Brazil. As Brazil is rocked by economic recession, parliamentary coups and scandals, into the void has stepped far right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Winning the first found of voting earlier this month Bolsonaro is headed to the […]

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Mark Bray’s New Book: Anarchist Education and the Modern School

Author Mark Bray created a twitter thread to discuss his new book Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader just released on PM Press. For those not on Twitter we created this blog post so you can read along and learn about Francisco Ferrer. (We apologize for the duplicate tweets)  1) THREAD. I'm […]

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