Rochester

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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Fast Food Workers Rising!

Stand Up, Fight Back! On September 4th, 2014, fast food workers in Rochester, NY joined thousands of workers in hundreds of cities worldwide in going on strike. Their demands: $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Workers, alongside Metro Justice members and other community allies, after months of grassroots organizing, were able […]

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Feminism Means Choice

Statement on “Feminists for Non-Violent Choices” in Rochester Rochester Red & Black stands in opposition to the anti-feminist agenda of the “Feminists for Non-Violent Choices.” Formerly known as “Feminists Choosing Life” and “Feminists for Life,” this organization seeks to present itself to the public as a friendly part of the local progressive community while in […]

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Struggling to Win: Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile

On February 1st, 2014, the “Struggling to Win: Anarchists Building Popular Power” nationwide speaking tour came to Rochester. The tour was organized by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation and will ultimately stop in 25 cities around the United States. Watch the video of their stop in Rochester here! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4GYbrKIi7Q]

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Songs of Freedom: The Music of James Connolly

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 7pm WHERE: Rochester Regional Joint Board Union Hall, 750 East Ave, Rochester, NY Help spread the word on facebook! Songs of Freedom is a celebration of the life and work of James Connolly, the Irish labor organizer and revolutionary martyred by the British government for his role in one of the […]

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Elections and Movements for Change

One of the critical debates in the left for generations has been the role of electoral politics. This has been a major dividing line in the activity of many different groups, and continues to this day. This panel discussion and dialogue will address the questions: Do elections help us build power in creating transformational change? […]

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