anarchism

Elections and Class Struggle in South Africa: The Question of State Power and the Anarchist Response

Below we republish a critical reflection on the question of elections and class struggle – an issue that faces the South African left and which the US left is just beginning to take up again. Editorial note: An important point of context in the opening of the article is the reference to NUMSA (National Union […]

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Poder popular en tiempos de reacción: Estrategia para la lucha social

Nota editorial: este artículo es un desarrollo y una actualización del documento de estrategia y análisis “Bajo Trump y más allá” que publicamos a fines de 2017 y pretende capturar un panorama de nuestros debates internos y conclusiones durante el año transcurrido. Debido a que estas conversaciones comenzaron en la antesala de nuestra Convención nacional a […]

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Building Popular Power In a Time of Reaction: Strategy for Social Struggle

Black and white image of striking teachers marching.

Editorial Note: This piece builds upon and updates the strategy and analysis document “Below and Beyond Trump” we released in late 2017 and aims to capture a snapshot of our internal discussions and conclusions over the past year. Because these conversations began in the lead up to our National Convention in early August we were not […]

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Interview: Building Black Working Class Counter-Power in South Africa

The following interview with Warren McGregor of Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses basic tenants of anarchism and key questions facing the left in South Africa such as calls to form a new “workers party,” addressing racial and national oppression, linking fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power, and the history of anarchism in South […]

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Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”

By Tom Keefer “It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless denunciations of hollow phrases and ideologies and its insistence on permanent self-criticism, which compels us to take stock of what Marxism has become in real life.” -Cornelius Castoriadis, The Fate of Marxism [1] Introduction We […]

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Between Infoshops and Insurrection: U.S. Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order

This now classic essay by the late Joel Olson (1967-2012) reflects on the state of US anarchist milieu from the 1990’s through the 2000’s. Olson was a long time anarchist writer, organizer, political theorist and veteran of both Love & Rage Anarchist Federation and the anarchist influenced Bring the Ruckus organization. A major focus of his writing […]

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Black Rose Interview with the Movement of Color Podcast

The Movement of Color podcast interviews two members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (BRRN), Markie from Los Angeles and Johnathan from Miami. They discuss the place of BRRN within the anarchist tradition as well as their experience within the left as people of color. We also recommend checking out other podcasts featuring members of […]

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Statement: Kavanaugh and a Feminist Movement Fighting to End Capitalism

Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation Statement on Kavanaugh and a Feminist Movement Fighting to End Capitalism October 3, 2018 Last week, survivors of sexual violence and their supporters rose up in solidarity as the moving testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford called the impunity of wealthy white men into question.   Touching on issues of male […]

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Black Rose Federation on Building Grassroots Working Class Power

  Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Patrick is interviewed by MC Sole, the host of Solecast discussing a range of topics beginning with the anarchist current of  “Especifismo,” which can be summarized as: The need for a specifically anarchist organization built around a unity of ideas and praxis. The use of the specifically anarchist organization to theorize […]

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