Black Rose/Rosa Negra is a proud feminist organization. We take our political inspiration from the historical struggles of working class women, including those who carried out their work in the name of other movements or ideologies. While we value the feminisms that can be found in our own neighborhoods and workplaces, we also seek to learn all lessons possible from the parts of the world where feminism is ascendant. Our international partnerships have resulted in a strong Latin American perspective in our writing and ideological perspectives – something we find appropriate for an organization based in the Americas.
Below we include a list of feminist resources produced by Black Rose/Rosa Negra militants, featuring articles, downloadable pamphlets, audio interviews, video presentations and recommended texts. These reflect the broad politics of our organization, which is to say rooted in the struggles of the working class and representing an anarchist/libertarian perspective.
A Conservative Threat Offers New Opportunities for Working Class Feminism
“This much is clear: the Women’s March represents a political opening to rebuild a revolutionary feminist movement (in conjunction with other developing struggles) that advances demands to improve the lives of working people and embraces conflict with the liberal, capitalist character of the feminist movement of the day.”
Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency Within Anarchist Feminism
“Breaking the Waves is a call to break with liberal feminism and acknowledge the necessity of reconstructing our own anarchist feminist historical tradition. We are simultaneously declaring a need for anarchists who are feminists and feminists who are anarchists to discuss and debate what anarchist feminism means in practice and to refine that definition through renewed struggle. … Our politics are more than just useful tools for managing our personal lives; they represent the blueprints for a world worth fighting and dying for.”
Radio Interview with Romina Akemi on “Breaking the Waves”
Covering topics in the article and beyond, one of the authors discusses working class feminism, the destructiveness of call out culture, the cult of the individual in the US, making revolutionary politics relevant to every day people, and on the impact of Trump’s election.
“What’s causing a lot of people anxiety is the anxiety of not knowing what exactly will be in play [under a Trump presidency] and how this will pan out economically or with social rights. I think this is the point where we can decide, an important juncture, are we going to organize to defend the little stuff that we have now against attack – or can we use it, can this be a political opening to create an offensive?”