Theory

Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality

This essay argues that anarchists can learn from the theory of “intersectionality” that emerged from the Black feminist movement. Indeed, anarchist conceptions of class struggle have widened as a result of the rise of feminist movements, civil rights movements, as well as the gay, lesbian, queer and trans liberation movements. What can be learned and […]

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Active Revolution: Organizing, Base Building and Dual Power

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 how do we understand this process and what are […]

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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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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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For a Theory of Strategy by CAB (Brazil)

By Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira – CAB) Translation by S. Nicholas Nappalos   Power, Dominance, and Social Classes Power relations permeate all social relations, and involve social agents in the most diverse disputes and attempts to influence situations. In societies divided into social classes there is a specific power relationship that can manifest […]

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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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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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¿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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