Federation

Tierra y Libertad: California’s Prop 10 and the Fight to Build Tenant Power

A Statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles Renters across California are facing a crisis: 9.5 million Californians are spending more than 30% of their income on rent with that number has increased by 3.7 million since 2000. The median cost of an apartment in LA or Orange County is 50% of the median […]

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Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution

In a political moment where the tide of fascism appears to be on the march, looking at past examples can provide inspiration, hope and lessons. In this valuable and lucid long-form essay, veteran writer and activist Tom Wetzel details what George Orwell described when first arriving in anarchist dominated Barcelona as his first time actually seeing […]

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Review: The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin

Review of The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy by Murray Bookchin. Edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor, preface by Ursula K. Le Guin. Verso, December 2014. Free PDF of the book here.  By Anarcho Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was for four decades a leading anarchist thinker and writer. His many articles […]

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Of Movements and Midterms: A Salvo on Electoralism

The following article was originally published by Salvo, a quarterly newspaper focused on working class perspectives based in San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Visit their website to download a free copy and donate to receive a copy.  By Salvo Magazine Editorial Collective If you weren’t already made excruciatingly aware by the deluge of […]

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No Time for Patience: Fascism, Climate, and Capitalism

By Mark Bray, TruthOut We are living in ominous times. Every week something new: white supremacist murders in Kentucky and Pittsburgh; the continued rise of the far right in Europe; Trump’s attack on transgender rights; the election of aspiring tyrant Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that climate catastrophe is likely only about 20 years away. What’s next? At […]

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From Pittsburgh to Brazil: Antisemitism and Fascist Violence

By Julia T. Antisemitic violence has spiked dramatically in the United States with 2018 being the largest single year increase on record since 1994. From desecrations of graveyards to the massacre of eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this confluence of bigotry and white supremacist fervor exemplifies a growing global wave […]

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Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”

A look into the political genealogy of “socialism from below” coined by American Trotskyist Hal Draper, its relationship to Marxism and anarchist thought, and it’s usefulness in contributing to the renewal of socialist politics today. By Tom Keefer “It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless […]

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Insurrections at the Intersections: Feminism, Intersectionality, and Anarchism

All images: La Rote Art. (IG: @slarote / Blog) The politics of intersectionality remain contested terrain. One version which has been appropriated by institutional liberal politics could be called “liberal identity politics” and most famously deployed by neoliberal figures such as Hillary Clinton during her election campaign. On the other end we have a version […]

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Video – Fascism at the Gates: Bolsonaro and the Brazillian Elections

  The following Facebook live stream was recorded at the event “Fascism at the Gates: Bolsonaro and the Brazillian Elections” at Interference Archive on October 20, 2018 hosted by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – NYC. Please note that the audio quality in the opening of the video has some issues but improves  The past few years in […]

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