BRRN Blog

Rights Are Made in the Streets, Not the Courts: BRRN Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade

The following is a statement and analysis written and endorsed by Locals and at large members of the Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. Introduction We must fight for access to safe, legal, free, and universally available abortion. The people of the United States are in the midst of a critical moment. On May […]

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Anarchist Theory and History in Global Perspective

This article was originally published in 2016 for I Congreso Internacional de Investigadorxs sobre Anarquismo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was subsequently translated by Enrique Guerrero-López (a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra), for publication via the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History in 2021. The original Portuguese version can be found here. We republish the […]

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Tipping the Scales: Popular Power in an Age of Protest and Pandemic

This article originally appeared in the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Journal (No. 32) published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies in 2021. A brief updated introduction has been appended below, but otherwise the text is presented without modification. April 2022 Introduction This article was originally composed in the Fall and Winter of 2020. By that […]

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Reflection & Reorganization: Black Rose/Rosa Negra Resumes Public Activity

[Español abajo] In 2020 Black Rose / Rosa Negra (BRRN) began experiencing serious internal political conflict over the direction of our organization, its strategy, and its structures. The organizational turmoil produced by this conflict was greatly exacerbated by the psychological, social, and political strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd Uprising. […]

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Black Rose Response to Public Statement

Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra would like to acknowledge that we have read the reflections shared by Thistle Writing Collective. The concerns stated are a topic that BRRN has been discussing for some time and we will continue to critically reflect on and transform the patriarchal and white supremacist structures and […]

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Announcing: Black Autonomy Podcast

Black Autonomy Podcast is a new podcast discussing anarchism and its relevance to the ongoing Black Liberation Movement. Hosts Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin are veteran organizers, former members of the Black Panther Party and co-founders of the Black Autonomy Federation. Lorenzo is the author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution which he wrote […]

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“The Rank and File Strategy”: A Syndicalist View

Veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel enters the wide ranging debate on the left around the “rank and file strategy” orientation to the labor movement. This piece is based on material in his forthcoming book from AK Press, Overcoming Capitalism. By Tom Wetzel Kim Moody’s writings on “the Rank and File Strategy” have gained a broad hearing […]

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Brunch is Canceled: Biden, Trump, and the Case for Revolution

Statement by Black Rose / Rosa Negra  The 2020 presidential election has come and gone. While Donald Trump’s refusal to concede marks a departure from the established norms of U.S. bourgeois democracy, it has not amounted to the coup that many feared it would. Despite the authoritarian rhetoric that brought him to power, Trump never […]

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Agroecology and Organized Anarchism: An Interview With the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

In response to the industrial, capitalist model of food production that has decimated rural lifeways and our mother earth, social movements around the world have identified agroecology as their alternative proposal for rural development. Grounded in peasant and indigenous knowledges, struggles for food sovereignty and agrarian reform, agroecology is understood by social movements as “a […]

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Insurgencia en el Peru: A Reportback from the Streets of Lima

The abrupt replacement of president Martin Vizcarra by the president of congress Manuel Merino has ignited a week of protests in multiple cities in Peru, including Lima. Peruvians are outraged at what can best be described as a parliamentary coup, orchestrated by members of congress whose quick resignation only came after two young protesters lost […]

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