BRRN Blog

Towards a History of Anarchist Anti-Imperialism: Only the Workers and Peasants Will Go All the Way

Reordering the global hierarchy of wealth, power, and resources are critical questions that any internationalist revolution will face. Often ignored or obscured, South African author Lucien van der Walt provides a well needed overview of the relationship between anarchism and anti-colonial struggles. By Lucien van der Walt “In this struggle, only the workers and peasants […]

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Our Lives Are Essential, Capitalism Is Not

A joint statement on the current situation and capitalist back to work push. By Coordinadora de las Américas As the number of infected and deceased increases during this pandemic, we, the working class, continue to pay for the consequences of Capitalism, its ambition and maliciousness. Many governments have refused to enact total quarantines, and those […]

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The Lives of Working People Are Worth More Than Profits

An International Worker’s Day statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra and our comrades in Coordinadora de las Américas. Español Abajo We are experiencing this May 1 at a particular moment in history: the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more evident the global economic recession that emerged last year, deepening the consequences of capitalism, with the working […]

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The Current Moment in Ireland: Interview with Andrew Flood

Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation member Brendan Maslauskas Dunn sat down with Irish anarchist, organizer and writer Andrew Flood on February 20, 2020. Flood is a member of the Irish anarcho-communist organization Workers Solidarity Movement. Many of his essays and articles can be found here. The interview took place exactly where you might […]

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Capitalism is the Pandemic: Another World is Possible

A joint statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra and our comrades in Coordinadora de las Américas on the Covid-19 crisis. Español Abajo In moments where the COVID-19 pandemic affects various peoples and territories and where the consequences of capitalism are exacerbated; today more than ever, we consider it an urgent task to unite and organize ourselves […]

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Healthcare Workers: Back-To-Work Strikes Can Put Health Before Profit

Following the release of a recent video statement, healthcare workers members and allies of Black Rose / Rosa Negra produced a follow up statement calling for organizing around back-to-work strikes to oppose the drive to put profits ahead of collective health by exposing millions of workers to untold risks. Catch their list of tips for […]

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Livestream: International Panel Discussion on Covid-19

On April 11, 2020, Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation hosted a historic panel discussion on the current global health crisis, featuring delegates representing half a dozen anarchist-communist organizations around the world. Panelists spoke on the political situation and response from states, social movements and presented their organization’s analysis of the current moment. Over 100 […]

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Livestream: Tenant Power in the Time of COVID

Amidst the calls for tenant strikes and as many as one-third of U.S. renters not paying rent this past month, Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation’s Quarantine Livesteam series kicked off with a panel discussion on tenant organizing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel brought together tenant organizers from the the […]

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Labor Organizing During Covid-19: A University Janitor’s Account

A University of Washington custodian gives their personal account of workplace organizing under Covid-19 and the importance of labor organizing in this time. By BeauJon McNally I love working but I hate jobs and I hate capitalism. The state of our modern economy is such that even after squeezing in a Bachelors in Anthropology, I […]

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