Strategy

The Lure of Elections: From Political Power to Popular Power

By Frank Ascaso, Enrique Guerrero-López, Patrick Berkman and Adam Weaver Published at Truthout.org In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the gravitational pull of electoral politics has gripped the left with renewed intensity. Fueled by the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, discontent with political elites and the failure of the Democratic Party to defeat […]

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Active Revolution: Organizing, Base Building and Dual Power

Versión Español de este documento/Spanish version of this document While the larger radical/anti-capitalist left has arguably few universal tenets of strategic agreement, the statement that “a strong left is one that’s rooted in working class and oppressed communities and struggles” is easily one of them. The question that all tendencies and formations grapple with is […]

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Resources on Tenant Organizing, Housing and Gentrification

Collected Writings on Gentrification, Tenant Organizing, Rent Control and Socialized Housing Struggles around housing, displacement, gentrification and to organize tenants are growing stronger in the current moment. In the recent past we’ve seen efforts to organize alongside tenants to wage single issue fights against landlords with solidarity networks. More recently we’ve seen efforts to form […]

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The Myth of Non-Reformist Reforms

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Burlington This gem of a passage by left economist and author Robin Hahnel has been locked away for years in a book of his, Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation, but deserves a bigger audience, especially these days given the popularity of the phrase “non-reformist reform.” Hahnel’s central point here […]

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Revolutionary Organizing: Black Rose Interview with Revolutionary Left Radio

Revolutionary Left Radio is a top source for discussion of radical left politics and ideas and is unique in hosting guests from a range of political ideologies and organizations that you won’t hear anywhere else. We were humbled to be featured on their most recent episode, “Revolutionary Organizing,” discussing our ideas on revolutionary political organization, […]

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The Limits of Hegemony: A Review of Hegemony How-To

By Wayne Price, Anarkismo Review of Jonathan M. Smucker, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals How can we build an effective popular movement to change society? That is the subject of this book, which has been widely praised. In my opinion, it has important and profoundly true things to say, but is politically unbalanced and […]

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“The Center Can’t Hold”: IGD interviews Black Rose Anarchist Federation

We are excited to present an interview of two comrades from Black Rose Anarchist Federation, Enrique Guerrero-López and Adam Weaver, discussing with It’s Going Down podcast the analysis and strategy document “Below and Beyond Trump, Power and Counter Power.” Topics discussed are the current political moment of Trumpism, social movements and building power from below and […]

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The Postmodern Left and the Success of Neoliberalism

By Scott Jay The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resistance against it. We might start with the changing structure of the working class, especially in the West, and that […]

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Bajo Trump y más allá: Poder y contrapoder

Bajo Trump y más allá: Poder y contrapoder Documento de estrategia y análisis / Análisis de Coyuntura Preparado por miembros del Comité de Análisis y Estrategia de BRRN y aprobado por los miembros. Descarga una versión folleto en PDF de este documento: Español/ Ingles Versión ingles de este documento INTRODUCCIÓN Este análisis se desarrolló mediante debates […]

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Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counter-Power

Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counter-Power Strategy and Analysis Document / Análisis de Coyuntura Prepared by members of the BRRN Analysis and Strategy Committee and approved by the membership. Download a PDF pamphlet: English / Spanish Versión Español de este documento INTRODUCTION This analysis was developed by ongoing discussions among members of the Black Rose […]

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