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Democratic Centralism in Practice and Idea: A Critical Evaluation

We are republishing this in-depth and highly recommended piece on the concept of democratic centralism as part of our series of articles and social media postings relating to the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The concept of democratic centralism emerged from Lenin and the Bolsheviks during this period and has reshaped much of the […]

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Support anarchist resistance in Turkey!

The anarchist movement in Turkey is a growing, vibrant, and strong force. Just a few small collectives and papers ten years ago, anarchists are now organized across Turkey and North Kurdistan. With their increasing impact and visibility, anarchists have now become a target of repression as Turkey has slid into war and dictatorship. The Black […]

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What is the Difference Between Libertarianism and Anarchism?

We published this brief piece as a resource to dispel some of the common myths around the meaning of what is currently referred to as “libertarianism” and those of anarchism. We should also add that this confusion appears primarily in the US and only within the last 50-60 years. Below are additional resources we recommend.  […]

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When the Riot Cops Attack: Repression and Solidarity in Portland’s May Day

This on-the-ground account is part of a series related to attacks on the Portland May Day demonstration by the Portland police. For related articles see the links below. Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates […]

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A History of May Day: The Struggle for the Eight-Hour Day and Popular Power

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra Burlington   When the industrial age began, working people had no protection against exploitation by their employers. Ten, twelve, and even 14-hour days were common, and a six-day week was the standard. Economists at the time stated that it was a matter of nature that wages would tend towards the bare […]

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Los próximos 100 días: El primero de mayo y la resistencia obrera bajo Trump

Un comunicado del Comité de luchas laborales de Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista Versión Inglés haga aqui. Luego de unos “primeros 100 días” implacables de reacción del régimen de Trump, incluyendo a un aumento de ataques hacia lxs inmigrantes, una temporada de caza para los capitalistas, campañas de bombardeo y la amenaza inminente de una nueva […]

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The Next 100 Days: May Day and Worker Resistance Under Trump

A May Day statement from Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Sector Committee Versión Español haga aqui. After a ruthless “first 100 days” of reaction from the Trump regime, including escalating attacks on immigrants, open season for capitalists, bombing campaigns, and the looming threat of a new “law and order,” we stand in solidarity with those taking […]

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To Be Poor and Black in Brazil #LibertemRafaelBraga

By Campaña por la Libertard de Rafael Braga Follow the campaign webpage and Facebook (Portuguese)   #LibertemRafaelBraga – Rafael Braga Vieira is a black and poor young man, who, until June of 2013, worked collecting material for recycling in downtown streets of Rio de Janeiro. He lived in the streets most of the time, to save […]

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Brazil: Support the Struggle of the Municipal Workers of Cachoeirinha

In solidarity with the workers and our comrades in Brazil with Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) we republish this statement highlighting an example of class struggle unionism from below. We also encourage supporters to follow the Facebook page of the Municipal Workers’ Union of Cachoeirinha for updates as well as additional photos and videos of the struggle.    […]

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Workers Power and the Russian Revolution

We are republishing this review of For Workers Power by Maurice Brinton (available from AK Press or full text here) as part of our series of articles and social media postings relating to the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution #RussianRev100Years.   By Tom Wetzel I was attracted to radical politics in the late 1960s/early ‘70s when […]

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