Rochester

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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Occupy the Media: Revolutionary Anarchism

Colin speaks with Occupy The Media about anarchism, organization, and what a revolutionary federation could look like. “The United States Government is now only able to advance legislation if it has enough corporate backers.  In April: Congress defeated a package of gun control laws which enjoyed sweeping popular support. At about the same time, that […]

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Updates from the Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour

I will be posting updates from each of the stops along the Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour on my personal blog. While the presentation is similar throughout most cities, the history, current context, and interactions with the anarchists and non-anarchists of each city often end up very differently. Each conversation has already led to […]

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Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour!

How can we build the popularity and influence of anarchist ideas in movements for social and economic justice in the United States? What’s the point in a specifically anarchist organization? What lessons can we draw from the anarchists of South America? What benefits would be gained by the development of a nationwide anarchist organization? What […]

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Rochester Anarchists and Supporting the Women’s Equality Agenda

It’s confused many non-anarchists in the Rochester-area, and it would likely confuse many anarchists not in Rochester Red & Black: A legislative proposal, largely being pushed by New York’s nearly autocratic Governor and likely being used a cynical ploy for higher political office has been endorsed by Rochester Red & Black, the local organization of […]

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