Rochester

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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Occupy Wall Street and Anarchism

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cq9R4Lqr1o] On September 29th, Rochester Red & Black hosted a discussion about the influences that Anarchist ideals had on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The talk was led by two authors that have recently written on the subject, Mark Bray and Nathan Schneider. Writer Mark Bray is a former organizer and press liaison of […]

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Amended Resistance: Rejecting the Politics of Constitutional Defense

As we remain reeling from tragedy after tragedy it has sent most blogs and social networking sites exploding with reactionary fervor as pundits and people make claims about the obvious need for gun control. This usually recalls several reactions from the right, and libertarian left for that matter, usually ranging from “don’t politicized this”(which is […]

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No Vote Counts: Avoiding the Trappings of Democratic Socialism

While the debate rages about how anarchists should actually engage social movements, those who work in mass movements constantly butt up against the possibility of electoral work and the arguments for or against. The most recent polls lead this conversation to happen once again, with the opposing side taking on a broad democratic socialist perspective […]

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People United: Colin O’Malley talks Especifismo in Texas

As part of the multi-city Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour, Colin O’Malley stopped in Austin, Texas, to discuss the these ideas with a crowd at Monkey Wrench Books.  KOOP’s radio show People United introduces the program and gives brief interludes.  Colin discusses his background as an activist, his exposure to anarchist organizing in Argentina, […]

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Old Mole Variety Hour: On Anarchist Organizing

Radio nterview with member Colin O’Malley did in Portland, Oregon to discuss anarchism, organization, and a speaking tour he was doing about a coming anarchist federation. “There is no contradiction in anarchists organizing.  To find out why, listen to this conversation between the Old Mole’s Cara Dugas and organizer Colin O”Malley.  O’Malley is on speaking […]

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