We are living during a very scary and important moment in history. The U.S. is witnessing the rise of the sleeping giant of fascism. As a result, folks that were content with the status quo and critical of any type of grassroots militancy are now taking to the streets and opening themselves to new and more militant ideas on how to resist the Trump regime’s new policies.
We cannot mistake this for having a deeper analysis of the fundamental and systemic problems of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism and the state, or for an understanding of the absolute necessity for us to rid ourselves of the current system while simultaneously organizing a counter power; building organizations that both take the place of the old and fill in the gaps where the state retreats. We need to do this in the here and now. This is how we organize for a truly directly democratic, participatory, communist society.
This is an all hands on deck moment, but lets not burn ourselves out. Find ways to participate in and influence movements in sustainable ways that build each other up instead of sucking us dry. As revolutionaries we need to find ways to encourage the liberal left to deepen their critiques of capitalism and the state without alienating.
We see this as a unique opportunity to seriously increase the number of comrades both within the U.S. and beyond. Let us continue show that anarchism is about building and claiming power in every area of our lives: Our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, our bodies, and our communities.
#ResistTrump #Not1More # NiUnaMas #BuildMovementsNotElections #GeneralStrike
A brief statement by comrades with Black Rose / Rosa Negra – Portland