Rochester

Resisting an Attack on Immigrants in Irondequoit

It was a chilly Thursday evening around 10pm when the reports started circulating on social media that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had kidnapped a family of undocumented people in Geneseo, right on the campus. Students confronted ICE, capturing the encounter on video, and news reached networks of organizers and activists in Rochester. Intel was […]

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Fighting for a Better World

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.” -Ursula K. Le Guin It’s no secret that we, the people who walk around on this big, floating rock, make an incalculable number of choices in our daily lives. Most of these choices seem ordinary, and life goes on. In recent times, however, […]

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Welcome to the Party, Liberals!

With the election of Donald “Orange is the New White” Trump, there has been a new outpouring of social justice activity across the United States. The Women’s March, airport demonstrations in support of immigrants and refugees, the People’s Climate March, millions of dollars in new donations to the American Civil Liberties Union are all part […]

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Nazis Among US: Trump and the Far-Right

“We have a wonderful opportunity here folks, that may never come again, at the right time. Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have shown that our views are not so unpopular as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are.” This isn’t all that uncommon a thing to hear right now. These same […]

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In the Elections of 2016

In the elections of 2016, Americans have run out of options. During one of the most money-saturated elections in history, voters have been left to choose between two candidates who, in spite of their rhetoric, have far more commonalities than differences. On November 8th, the US electorate will go to the polls without any way […]

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Incarcerated Workers Strike!

On September 9th, prisoners all over the country went out on strike against slavery in the United States. You read that right. It may sound like an exaggeration, but slavery continues to this day across the US, made legal by the 13th amendment. “But the 13th Amendment abolished slavery,” you might be thinking. You’d be at […]

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When You Come For Our Neighbors, You Come For Us All

By Alex C   On Wednesday, June 17th I awoke to a voicemail from a member of Take Back the Land, a community organization that uses advocacy and direct action tactics to help homeowners defend their homes from unjust eviction. They’d been holding an eviction watch at a home on Webster Avenue for about a […]

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Rochester Anarchist Sunday School Part One: Capitalism

What is capitalism? Too often, discussions of economics are discussed in inaccessible language and framed in ways removed from it’s effect on our daily lives as working people. Abolish Restaurants is a guide to the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, as well as the ways in which restaurant workers fight against […]

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