anarchism

Building Power and Advancing: For Reforms, Not Reformism

“We shall carry out all possible reforms in the spirit in which an army advances ever forwards by snatching the enemy-occupied territory in its path.” – Errico Malatesta [1] By Thomas Giovanni As anarchist communists, we are against reformism. However, we are for reforms. We believe that fundamentally the entire system of capitalism, the state and all […]

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Strengthening Our Politics, Commitment and Growth: BRRN 4th National Convention

A Report on the Black Rose/Rosa Negra 4th National Convention By Romina, Lisette and Ollie On a Saturday afternoon in Rochester, NY, fifty members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation gathered outside The Flying Squirrel Community Space to take a group photo. Members from 14 locals, as well as many at-large members, travelled from across […]

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The Problems Posed by the Concrete Class Struggle and Popular Organization

We present this now classic piece written in July 2005 by Chilean anarchist José Antonio Gutiérrez Danton that is an early contribution to discussions of concepts around what are called the mass, intermediate and political levels that develop within social and political movements. Here, Danton uses the terms social, social-political and revolutionary political whereas in […]

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Anarchism in Latin America: The Re-Emergence of a Viable Current

Anarchism in Latin America is a forthcoming book scheduled for release in December 2017 by AK Press. Written by Argentinian philosopher and author Angel Cappelletti and translated by the US based Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, the work includes an introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro. This new translation offers a country-by-country overview of […]

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Resources on Anarchism in Asia

The deep and global history of anarchism in the global south is still being unearthed, recovered and documented. Major strides have been made such as collection of academic writings Anarchism  and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World: 1870-1940 but there still remains much work to be done. Here we would like to gather a short […]

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¿Quiénes Son los Anarquistas y Qué es Anarquismo?

Por Thomas Giovanni / Versión Ingles Tras el uso de tácticas callejeras activistas en las protestas de la inauguración de Trump, la controvertida cancelación de dos prominentes oradores de derecha en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, y variadas acciones notorias contra la extrema derecha, los anarquistas han recibido una mayor atención mediática y suscitado un extenso […]

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History and Ideas of Anarchism: Mark Bray on Rev Left Radio

Our Top Recommendation for a Podcast Introduction to the History and Ideas of Anarchism Sitting down with Revolutionary Left Radio is author Mark Bray who gives an overview of the origins, history and ideas of anarchism. Mark Bray is most well known as the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook but he is also a historian focusing on […]

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Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  By Thomas Giovanni  Versión Español / Greek In the wake of the use of militant street tactics at the Trump inauguration protests, the controversial shut down of two prominent right-wing speakers at the University of California, Berkeley, and a variety of high profile actions against the far right, anarchists have received increased media attention and […]

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Lorenzo Komboa Ervin: Why I Am An Anarchist

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin is a former member of the Black Panther Party and wrote the seminal text “Anarchism and the Black Revolution” while incarcerated as a political prisoner. This is an excerpt from the sections “Why I Became and Anarchist” and “What I Believe” and the full text can be found in Black Anarchism: A Reader published […]

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Marxism and Anarchism: A Dialogue

The following text is based on a transcript of a talk presented by a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra at an event that took place on February 12, 2017, at the Sepulveda Peace Center in Los Angeles. The talk was presented as part of a “Marxist-Anarchist Dialogue” with a member of the International Marxist Humanist Organization (IMHO), who preferred […]

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