Category: Federation

  • War on the docks! – Chilean Port Struggles Tour

    War on the docks! – Chilean Port Struggles Tour

    By Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Sector Join us in a speaking tour on the struggles and lessons of the Chilean port workers with Nelson Francino Valdes, an anarchist, dockworker, and president of the Federation of Portworkers of Iquique! Nelson has been involved in several of the most important struggles and strikes in Chile in recent…

  • Solidarity Network or Solidarity Advice?: On the Challenges of Building a Solidarity Network

    The article originally appeared under the title“Building a solidarity network is harder than it seems” in the September 2013 issue of the IWW newspaper, the Industrial Worker. It is a review of the pamphlet Build Your Own Solidarity Network by two members of  Seattle Solidarity Network and discusses the authors experience in building a Solidarity Network in Iowa City. Ryan Spourgitis…

  • The Danger of Trump: A Debate

    In advance of tonight’s Clinton versus Trump presidential debate Black Rose/Rosa Negra presents a debate our own on how we see this political moment. We also want to know your thoughts and encourage you to leave them in the comments here or on our facebook page. The Danger of Trump? The question is: Does the possibility…

  • Audio: A Critical Introduction to the Chinese Revolution

    Audio: A Critical Introduction to the Chinese Revolution

    We present to you this audio recording of a recently hosted and very engaging talk by Elliot Liu of Unity and Struggle on his recently published Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction published jointly by anarchist publishers PM Press and Thought Crime Ink based in Canada.  The Chinese Revolution changed the face of the…

  • Feminist Frequency features The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman

    Feminist Frequency features The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman

    By Tariq Khan, BRRN This short video on Emma Goldman is useful as an introduction, is well produced, is appealing, and will likely spark people’s interest in learning more about Emma Goldman. That last point alone makes it worthwhile. However, be aware that it waters Goldman down to make her palatable to a liberal feminist…

  • Fighting for the Future: The Necessity and Possibility of National Political Organization for Our Time

    This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States and was published in April 2013 during the opening of the process that led to the founding of what became Black Rose/Rosa Negra. It aims to explore the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build…

  • Turkey: The Coup is the State, the Revolution is Liberty!

    We publish this statement on the political situation in Turkey following the attempted military coup written by the revolutionary Anarchist organization, DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet). The group publishes a monthly newspaper Meydan and is active across Turkey and the Kurdistan region in the sectors of youth, women, labor, ecology and the autonomous Kurdish struggle. This translated statement has…

  • On Vigilante Justice and the Need for Social Movements

    “Compared with the wholesale violence of capital and government, political acts of violence are but a drop in the ocean. That so few resist is the strongest proof how terrible must be the conflict between their souls and unbearable social iniquities. High strung, like a violin string, they weep and moan for life, so relentless,…

  • The Coup in Turkey: Tyranny against tyranny does not make freedom

    By Morgan Presta of the Rojava Solidarity Commission of Black Rose/Rosa Negra UPDATE: The coup attempt appears to have been defeated by the government. We can expect that the following months will see in increase in strength for the AKP’s base that came into the streets out to support Erdogan tonight, and an even stronger…

  • Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism

    The following article appears in the recent issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory that we are republishing with thanks to the Institute For Anarchist Studies. You can support their work by purchasing your own copy of the journal, which includes many other articles around the theme of anarchist-feminisms from AK Press. We also recommend this…