Theory

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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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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Building a Revolutionary Anarchism

This article speaks on the failures of the anarchist movement to grow, despite numerous social movements, and how models of anarchist political organization point the way forward to overcome these pitfalls. This piece originally appeared in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory No. 27 (2014) published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies.   Download a PDF pamphlet version of this […]

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Fighting for the Future: The Necessity and Possibility of National Political Organization for Our Time

This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States and was published in April 2013 during the opening of the process that led to the founding of what became Black Rose/Rosa Negra. It aims to explore the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build […]

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Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism

The following article by two members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra appears in the recent issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory that we are republishing with thanks to the Institute For Anarchist Studies. You can support their work by purchasing your own copy of the journal, which includes many other articles around the theme of anarchist-feminisms from […]

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