Black Rose – Chicago began its life as Four Star Anarchist Organization, an anarchist-communist group formed in 2008 with the goal of establishing an organized anarchist presence in Chicago. For many years, we prioritized regional collaboration and participated in the development and formation of the network that would become Black Rose Anarchist Federation. In our new form, we benefit from seven years of local organizing as well as the new resources and  reach we have as part of a coast-to-coast organization.

Internally, Black Rose – Chicago prioritizes developing the skills of its members, providing a space to discuss and respond to current events, and supporting each others’ political work outside the organization. Externally, we initiate and collaborate on political campaigns, host educational events, participate in protests, provide material solidarity to the struggles of others, organize alongside those battling their landlords and bosses, and always leave room to re-examine and revise our methods to reflect our evolving understanding of the world in which we live and the world we’d like to create.

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On Friday, March 11th, thousands of Chicagoans descended on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pavilion to protest the rally of Donald Trump, including UIC students, different political organizations, affinity groups and autonomous individuals. Our affinity group was composed of two WOC, four self-identifying sex-workers, and others, the majority of whom identify as queer folx, […]

Event: Reflections on the A-Fem 2014 Conference in London & Ideas for the Future

Sunday, March 1 at 16:00 to 17:45 Women and Children First, 5331 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois, 60640 Facebook Page Last October the Black Rose Anarchist Federation sent a delegation to London to participate in the first international Anarcha-Feminist (AFem) conference. Participants from around the globe discussed defending and expanding reproductive rights, experiences with accountability processes, […]

Caught in the Crosshairs of Capitalism: A Film & Event Series

Join the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival and Four Star Anarchist Organization as we take on the G8 and NATO. Although the G8 will no longer be taking place in Chicago, the free market agenda that generated our most recent economic collapse remains the same. We will screen films, discuss capitalism in crisis, and explore global resistance […]

Action protesting Mortgage Bankers Association Meeting

Four Star participated in an Oct. 11 action protesting the the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting. It was organized by Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation. Footage of the event, inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, is below. [youtube=]