Rochester

Take Back the Land – Housing Liberation

As part of our housing campaign, we work directly with, and in support of, the Take Back the Land Rochester movement.  Using direct action, Take Back the Land both supports people defending their homes against unjust foreclosures and evictions as well as supports the liberation of empty, bank-owned homes so that homeless families can live […]

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Occupy Is Dead. Now What?

The Occupy Movement is a thing of the past. I think it’s safe to say that now. I don’t say this to be a downer on the movement or to destroy the momentum that we may have built. These moments of accelerated activity for the left are important, but they aren’t all that we are. […]

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Housing Committee Wins Award from Labor Council

At the recent Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation awards dinner the Housing is a Human Rights project gained some recognition, further driving a partnership with unions as we develop long-term solidarity. The recently named Jim Schmidt Award for Community Solidarity was awarded to the Metro Justice Housing is a Human Right Committee for […]

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Housing is a Human Right March

In October the Metro Justice Housing Committee called for the Housing Is a Human Right March as a culmination of the demand for a moratorium on bank foreclosure related evictions!  Together with Take Back the Land Rochester, and a slew of supporting organizations, we gathered together, rallied, marched, and spoke to council about what it […]

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Nationwide Organization of Revolutionary Anarchists in the United States?

By Colin O Over 150 years of the anarchist theoretical and organizing tradition have passed, yet anarchist influence in the United States is practically non-existent. In some local contexts, we do see occasional anarchist influence, but in a nationwide context anarchists are practically irrelevant. There has been a conversation brewing for a few years among […]

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Anti-Capitalist March!

DATE:Sat July 21st TIME: 6pm PLACE: Washington Square Park Of all the preventable ways we suffer, there is one common factor fueling them. We will gather in common cause for a world which puts human need before profit. We have enough food, enough houses, enough water, and enough electricity that these needs could be met. […]

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Movie Screening: Capitalism — A Love Story

DATE: Tuesday, July 17th TIME: 7:00pm PLACE: Flying Squirrel Community Center (285 Clarissa St.) In anticipation for the local Anti-Capitalist March on July 21st, Rochester Red & Black will be screening Capitalism: A Love Story by Michael Moore. Afterwords, we will have a brief discussion about the importance of explicitly anti-capitalist activity for today’s movements. […]

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