Latin America

COPEI: Commentary on Armed Struggle and Foquismo in Latin America

The FAU (Federación Anarquista Uruguaya), founded in 1956, was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America and the originator of the concept of especifismo. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of political repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. As public and legal avenues of political organizing were […]

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My September Eleven

By Cí Melosa Originally published in El Coyote, translated from Portuguese by the author.  The month? September. The day? Eleven. The year? Oh! The year. 1973. You thought I would say 2001, right? Yeah, this time we’ll talk about another September 11, the one that happened in 1973. I’m not afraid of backlash. I’m a writer. […]

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Criminal Fire at the National Museum of Brazil: The Answer Must Come From the Streets!

We republish this statement by our comrades in Brazil in response the tragic and criminal fire which erupted on the evening of Sunday, September 2, 2018 and destroyed much of the National Museum of Brazil. The statement is by Resistência Popular Estudantil (Student Popular Resistance) which describes itself as a collective of students organized to […]

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Argentina Feminists: Neither a Senate Nor a Law Will Set Us Free

Español Abajo. We reproduce this statement from our comrades in Argentina, Acción Socialista Libertaria (ASL), on the current struggle for abortion rights. It is estimated that 500,000 illegal abortions occur each year in Argentina. Around 80,000 people annually are hospitalized related to post-abortion complications and often face legal punishment as a result. Abortion remains illegal in Argentina […]

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We Are Not Afraid: Chilean Feminism Rises in the Face of Fascist Attacks

Black Rose/Rosa Negra Statement Opposing the Fascist Attacks and Stabbing of Three Feminist Activist in Chile   The Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation sends our unconditional solidarity to feminists across Chile fighting for free and legal abortion! We want to explicitly note our support to the Coordinadora Feminista 8 de Marzo, Coordinadora Feministas en Lucha, […]

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I Am Action: Praxedis Guerrero, 1882-1910

Courtesy of AK Press and editor/translator Javier Sethness-Castro, we share part of the introduction to the forthcoming I Am Action: Literary and Combat Articles, Thoughts, and Revolutionary Chronicles by Praxedis G. Guerrero, a Mexican anarcho-communist militant, journalist, and organizer. The editor’s biographical introduction is followed by translations from the volume of three of Guerrero’s most […]

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Especifismo: The Anarchist Praxis of Building Popular Movements and Revolutionary Organization

First published in The Northeastern Anarchist #11 in Spring 2006, “Especifismo: The Anarchist Praxis of Building Popular Movements and Revolutionary Organization” broke new ground as the first English introductory article on the concept of Especifismo. While being short and limited in scope, it has since become a standard introductory text which has been translated into multiple […]

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Theory, Ideology and Political Practice: The FAU’s “Huerta Grande”

Image: Chilean Frente de Estudiantes Libertarios (FEL) marching in 2013 with banner “10 years building popular power.” Huerta Grande, or “Large Orchard,” was written in 1972 as an internal discussion document of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya, after the Tupamaros, a Guevarist group, had failed in their armed strategy of foquismo and right before the brutal […]

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Why We Are Raising Funds for International Solidarity

Building Bridges of International Solidarity Since the founding of Black Rose/Rosa Negra (BRRN) we’ve made international solidarity and especially our connections with broader Latin America a key aspect of our organization and we’re looking to take new steps in expanding that work. We’ve launching the “Building Bridges of International Solidarity” campaign to raise $2,000 which […]

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El desarrollo capitalista en Nicaragua y el espejismo de la izquierda

Para realizar un seguimiento en nuestra reciente cobertura de la protesta en Nicaragua, presentamos este artículo que muestra un contexto más amplio de los Sandinistas de izquierda y Daniel Ortega en el poder estatal, junto con su modelo de desarrollo capitalista. Recomendamos nuestras publicaciones anteriores “One Million Hands Flourishing”(Un millón de manos floreciendo) por Tanya […]

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