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Coronavirus Sparks Wave of Walkouts and Wildcats

Coronavirus is sparking more than fear and rent strikes but also unleashing a wave of walkouts and shutdowns by workers – all around the country workers are confronting their bosses or walking off the job demanding protective equipment, to stop non-essential production, or demand wage increases where they are demeaned essential. Likely we will continue […]

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Coronavirus Stories: Crisis, Response, Resistance

We include here personal accounts from members and allies of Black Rose/Rosa Negra across the U.S. speaking on the direct impacts and responses to the coronavirus crisis underway. Some have been directly affected as healthcare workers, laid off service workers, or having to undergo self-quarantine. Others are on front the lines of the responses through […]

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Lifting the Mask of Capitalist Disaster: The Coronavirus Response

By Tariq Khan From official disregard and denial to mismanaged response, each day the COVID-19 crisis brings into ever sharpening clarity the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the current ruling class. Claims of American exceptionalism and greatness are revealed to be a crumbling mask for the systemic rot that pervades.  One does not have to […]

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Post-Revolutionary Pioneer: Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz Renters Movement

A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters’ Movement by Andrew Grant Wood. By Andrew Grant Wood Compañeros: ¡Viva el amor Universal! ¡Viva la emancipación de la mujer! ¡Arriba el Comunismo! ¡Viva la humanidad libre! ¿Mujeres? ¡A la lucha! María Luisa Marín, 1923 When female prostitutes in the Veracruz […]

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The Case for Building New Unions

In this piece veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel builds the case on the need for creating new unions and returning to the radical traditions of the labor movement. This piece is a shortened version of a chapter from the forthcoming book Overcoming Capitalism which will be published by AK Press. By Tom Wetzel The British […]

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A New Sense of Solidarity? The Democracy Movement in the Dominican Republic

Today, February 27, the Dominican Republic will celebrate 176 years of independence and also thousands will gather in a central plaza as part of an ongoing protest movement that has rocked the Caribbean nation since municipal elections were suddenly halted a week and a half ago. A comrade from Dominican Republic based group Kiskeya Libertaria […]

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Martin Sostre: Prison Revolutionary

By Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin Even in this generation, many young activists know of George Jackson, aka “Comrade George,” Black Panther leader, revolutionary prison writer and organizer who was assassinated in August, 1971, in the California penitentiary, San Quentin. Yet, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Martin Sostre (1923-2015) was every bit as well known […]

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