BRRN Blog

When and Why Did Unions Start Signing Contracts?

This piece from the Organizing Work blog explores an important but often little discussed question of the historical origins of labor contracts in the U.S. The current dominant model of formal collective bargaining agreements which include provisions against striking and job actions, also known as “workplace contractualism,” has not always been the dominant model. The […]

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Grow Our Roots: Meet Our Comrades Traveling To South America

As part of our “Grow Our Roots” fundraiser to support our international and media work, we wanted to introduce you to two of our comrades headed to South American this summer. They will be participating in our “militant exchange” and various international meetings with our sister organizations in Chile and Argentina. We are more than […]

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Green Power: Strong Movements to Face the Climate Crisis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Speaking on climate crisis and social movements is Seattle, WA based Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Arthur Pye. Providing a survey of the depth of the crisis and various responses, above all Pye stresses that ultimately building popular power outside of the constrains of institutional forces is what will push the dramatic […]

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Will Bernie’s Proposals Build Worker Power? Interview With a Swedish Labor Activist

Presidential candidate and open socialist Bernie Sanders announced this week that his campaign is preparing a proposal to encourage employee ownership in large companies. While details are yet to be released, what has been reported so far is the plan would have employers “contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees” […]

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Means and Ends: The Anarchist Critique of Seizing State Power

We are excited to publish contemporary thinkers and writers on libertarian socialist and anarchist thought such as Anarchopac, please consider a patreon contribution to support their work.  -Editor Watch or listen to a YouTube version of this article by Anarchopac. Click here or scroll to the bottom of this article. By Anarchopac The anarchist critique […]

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Red State Revolt: An Essential But Flawed Story of the Teacher Rebellion

Review of Red State Revolt, The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics by Eric Blanc on Verso Books, 2019. By Michael Mochaidean Last year’s wave of public teacher strikes and walkouts was the highest number of workers walking off the job in three decades. Whether it will be the start of a larger trend across […]

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Towards Mass Movements: Presentation on Intermediate Analysis

Below we present a transcribed talk by Pablo Barbanegra on the concept of “intermediary analysis.” Pablo was a member of Miami Autonomy and Solidarity (MAS) which was one of the several groups that merged to found Black Rose/Rosa as a national political organization in 2014. While MAS did not originate the concept of the intermediate […]

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Anarchism and Marxism in Dialogue with Anarchopac

We are excited to present an excellent overview of anarchist ideas in the form of a discussion between Zoe, the YouTube and Twitter personality known as Anarchopac, and Breht from Revolutionary Left Radio as part of an ongoing series of dialogues between anarchism and Marxism. Topics covered include anarchist theory, organizational tendencies within anarchism, Marxist […]

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