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Red and Black October: An Anarchist Perspective on the Russian Revolution for its 100th Anniversary

  A hundred years to the day that the Winter Palace fell in Petrograd—October 25 in the Julian calendar, November 7 in the Gregorian—we present an anarchist perspective on the Russian Revolution, which began in February 1917 with a mass-mobilization and mutinies that deposed Tsar Nicholas II. Though the Revolution contained an awesome amount of […]

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One Hundred Years of Counterrevolution: Introduction to “Bloodstained”

“Bloodstained, One Hundred Years of Lenninist Counterrevolution” is a newly released book by AK Press compiling together both current and historical critical writings on the Russian Revolution which “forces us to reckon with the past [and] demands we think more carefully about freedom [and] social change.” You can purchase your copy along with many other recommended titles here. This […]

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Stop Rohingya Genocide!

Courtesy Kevin Frayer/Getty Images By BRRN External Communications-International Relations Comittee (EC-IRC) The Burmese military that effectively rules the Southeast Asian State of Myanmar is currently engaged in a campaign of intensifying genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority. Of the 1 million Rohingyas who were estimated to have lived in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State before this […]

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Building Power and Advancing: For Reforms, Not Reformism

“We shall carry out all possible reforms in the spirit in which an army advances ever forwards by snatching the enemy-occupied territory in its path.” – Errico Malatesta [1] By Thomas Giovanni As anarchist communists, we are against reformism. However, we are for reforms. We believe that fundamentally the entire system of capitalism, the state and all […]

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[Video] Fascist Group Attempts to Storm Houston Anarchist Book Fair

HOUSTON – With chants of “Blood and Soil” about 30 fascists affiliated with the fascist organization Patriot Front* attempted to rush the entrance of the Houston Anarchist Book Fair underway at MECA Houston community center on Sunday, September 24. The attempt occurred at 11:50am but was quickly rebuffed as the security team present locked the […]

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Strengthening Our Politics, Commitment and Growth: BRRN 4th National Convention

A Report on the Black Rose/Rosa Negra 4th National Convention By Romina, Lisette and Ollie On a Saturday afternoon in Rochester, NY, fifty members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation gathered outside The Flying Squirrel Community Space to take a group photo. Members from 14 locals, as well as many at-large members, travelled from across […]

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The Problems Posed by the Concrete Class Struggle and Popular Organization

We present this now classic piece written in July 2005 by Chilean anarchist José Antonio Gutiérrez Danton that is an early contribution to discussions of concepts around what are called the mass, intermediate and political levels that develop within social and political movements. Here, Danton uses the terms social, social-political and revolutionary political whereas in […]

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The French Mobilization Against the Attack on Social and Trade Union Rights

The following commentary comes to us courtesy of a member of anarchist organization Alternative Libertaire in France. By Adeline DL French President Macron wants to abolish wage labor for the benefit of the bourgeoisie. We want to abolish it for the benefit of the workers — actual class struggle. The laws President Emmanuel Macron wants are […]

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Survive and Organize: Solidarity Statement on Hurricane Irma

Statement from the Miami local of Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra In the aftermath of the storm we write as South Florida begins the recovery process. We wish to extend our thoughts of solidarity and well being to comrades and people of the Caribbean – Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and other […]

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