Welcome to Rochester Black Rose!

As anarchists, we want the abolition of capitalism, its governments, its classes, and its money. We want freedom and equality for people of color. We want freedom and equality for women. We want freedom and equality for queer and trans folks. We want to end war and save the planet from environmental disaster.

A free society can only be won by the people themselves, not by politicians or political parties. We have to build mass movements of working class people to fight for our future together. Workers should run their workplaces; neighbors should run their neighborhoods.

Anarchism is no pipedream. Our politics are based on the history of class struggle and people’s resistance to oppression. Revolution is possible if we fight for it – and necessary if humanity is to survive the 21st century.

We are not naive about the awful power of those who oppose us, but the people’s struggle for freedom must triumph. We stand at a pivotal moment in history. Social and economic chaos rage on. Climate disaster looms. Even defenders of the status quo can see it, but they have no real answers.

Black Rose Rochester was founded as Rochester Red & Black in 2011. A couple of years later, we were one of the founding organizations that became the Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra!

We’re actively engaged in community and worker organizing efforts that we believe have the potential to totally transform society, bringing about a revolutionary redistribution of wealth and power.

Come get involved in building a revolutionary anarchist politics here in Rochester! Fill out the contact form on the right to hear about our upcoming events. Shortly after signing up, you’ll hear from one of our local members to help you find out more about our organization and how you can help us build a better tomorrow for all people!



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