Theory

“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 en 2017

Bajo Trump y más allá: Poder y contrapoder en 2017 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 en PDF de este documento aquí. Version Ingles. INTRODUCCIÓN Este análisis se desarrolló mediante debates continuos entre […]

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Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counter-Power in 2017

Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counter-Power in 2017 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 version of this document here. Versión Español 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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A Podcast Introduction: The Ideas and History of Anarchism

Looking for a detailed and to the point introduction to anarchism and it’s ideas? Say no more.  Sitting down with the Revolutionary Left Radio podcast, historian and author Mark Bray gives an overview of the origins, history and ideas of anarchism. Topics discussed are: Bakunin and Marx, the first international, the Spanish Civil War, Stalinism, listener […]

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Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  By Thomas Giovanni / Versión Español 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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Interview: Breaking the Waves, Creating An Offensive

A radio interview on feminism, anarchism and building a movement Romina Akemi of Black Rose/Rosa Negra is interviewed by “Free Flow” on KCHUNG Radio broadcasting from Chinatown, Los Angeles discussing “Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism” written by Romina and Bree Busk for the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS). The interview covers […]

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