BRRN Blog

Statement: The Necessity of Abolishing the Police and Capitalism

In a time of political upheaval, pandemic, and protest our comrades in New York City have produced this statement. Download a PDF version of this statement. By Black Rose/Rosa Negra NYC Local The explosive revolt following the murders of George Floyd, Raynard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Loreal Tsingine and Chantel Moore laid bare the […]

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“It’s About Power”: Interview on Social Work and Policing

As the protest movement that emerged from the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor transitions from street protest to demands around defunding the police and creating alternatives to policing, various fields of social work have been put forward as offering alternatives. In this interview with Texas based social worker J. Rogue, we discuss […]

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From Wildcat to Union Reform: The West Virginia Teacher Struggle Continues

By Michael Mochaidean In the aftermath of the 2018 wildcat teachers strike in West Virginia that kicked off the #Red4Ed movement networks of militant teachers formed the rank-and-file caucus known as West Virginia United and for the past five months the group has been working to challenge the incumbent leadership of the West Virginia Education […]

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Art is Not Revolutionary, the People Are

Artist statement and featured work by Cesar Montero, a cultural worker and Black Rose/Rosa Negra member in Los Angeles, CA. “My artwork is dedicated to the experiences of the working class; it explores the possibilities of a new society and the contradictions between classes and ideas. While I do place value on how an art […]

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Secret Police on the Streets of PDX: Interview with a Member of Black Rose Portland

by Members of Black Rose Anarchist Federation Fifty days into the popular uprising sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and demonstrations in Portland, Oregon show little sign of abating. In fact, Portland has now become a proving ground for the Trump administration to demonstrate its ‘law and order’ bona fides in the run […]

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Statement: Choose Food Over Rent

The following is a statement from the Americas Coordination / Coordinadora de las Américas, a joint project between Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (U.S), Solidaridad (Chile), and Acción Socialista Libertaria (Argentina). Español Abajo The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already difficult situation for working class tenants everywhere especially affecting women and migrant communities. Over the […]

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In Defense of Autonomy: Seattle’s CHOP Advanced the Movement for Black Lives

CHOP is dead, long live CHOP! As the police moved to dismantle the Seattle Capitol Hill Organized Protest (formerly “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”) earlier this morning, this piece by Seattle based historian Micheal Reagan eloquently reflects on the power, significance and important weaknesses inherent in the movement. This piece was originally published by the Institute […]

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Life and Times at the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ/CHOP)

We republish this interview by Shane Burley with two participants which helps document one facet of the current unprecedented uprising around anti-Black racism taking place. While events at the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, which has since been renamed Capitol Hill Organized Protest or CHOP (explanation), remain ever changing the taking of physical space is […]

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Panel: La lucha negra contra la violencia racial

English Below Como entender la situación de Estados Unidos desde nuestra América en clave Socialista Libertaria? Conversatorio con compañerxs desde Estados Unidos y el sur de Sudamérica. Tras el asesinato de George Floyd por parte de la policía de Minneapolis, se levantaron revueltas en todo Estados Unidos para pedir justicia y denunciar el sistemático asesinato […]

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