BRRN Blog

Songs of Freedom: The Music of James Connolly

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 7pm WHERE: Rochester Regional Joint Board Union Hall, 750 East Ave, Rochester, NY Help spread the word on facebook! Songs of Freedom is a celebration of the life and work of James Connolly, the Irish labor organizer and revolutionary martyred by the British government for his role in one of the […]

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Anarchist Speaking Tour on Popular Power in Chile

Please help and support the Anarchist Speaking Tour on Popular Power in Chile.  They currently need assistance with tour expenses (about $5,000 dollars) and are seeking for contributions. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you provide donations of any amount in order to help create a successful tour.  

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STRUGGLING TO WIN: ANARCHISTS BUILDING POPULAR POWER IN CHILE

* We are reposting one of the web pages of STRUGGLING TO WIN: ANARCHISTS BUILDING POPULAR POWER IN CHILE in order to provide more information of the US Tour and share the biographies of the speakers. We hope this will encourage individuals, not only in Miami, but all over the country to attend the various events being […]

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Elections and Movements for Change

One of the critical debates in the left for generations has been the role of electoral politics. This has been a major dividing line in the activity of many different groups, and continues to this day. This panel discussion and dialogue will address the questions: Do elections help us build power in creating transformational change? […]

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Occupy Wall Street and Anarchism

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cq9R4Lqr1o] On September 29th, Rochester Red & Black hosted a discussion about the influences that Anarchist ideals had on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The talk was led by two authors that have recently written on the subject, Mark Bray and Nathan Schneider. Writer Mark Bray is a former organizer and press liaison of […]

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Amended Resistance: Rejecting the Politics of Constitutional Defense

As we remain reeling from tragedy after tragedy it has sent most blogs and social networking sites exploding with reactionary fervor as pundits and people make claims about the obvious need for gun control. This usually recalls several reactions from the right, and libertarian left for that matter, usually ranging from “don’t politicized this”(which is […]

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Thoughts on Political Organization for Our Time: A Rejoinder to ‘Fighting for the Future’

  After a five year plus process of engagement there is currently underway an effort to merge a number of the existing mostly regionally based class struggle Anarchist groups into a single national organization. Following up on the piece “Fighting for the Future: The Necessity and Possibility of National Political Organization for Our Time” which […]

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No Vote Counts: Avoiding the Trappings of Democratic Socialism

While the debate rages about how anarchists should actually engage social movements, those who work in mass movements constantly butt up against the possibility of electoral work and the arguments for or against. The most recent polls lead this conversation to happen once again, with the opposing side taking on a broad democratic socialist perspective […]

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People United: Colin O’Malley talks Especifismo in Texas

As part of the multi-city Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour, Colin O’Malley stopped in Austin, Texas, to discuss the these ideas with a crowd at Monkey Wrench Books.  KOOP’s radio show People United introduces the program and gives brief interludes.  Colin discusses his background as an activist, his exposure to anarchist organizing in Argentina, […]

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On Interventions and the Syrian Revolution

* We are re-posting this argument from the Darth Nader blog against US intervention in Syria by a Syrian anarchist* by Darth Nader The Syrian revolution is a revolution that began as a struggle for self-determination. The Syrian people demanded to determine their own destiny. And, for more than two years, against all odds, and […]

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