COVID19

Our Lives Are Essential, Capitalism Is Not

A joint statement on the current situation and capitalist back to work push. By Coordinadora de las Américas As the number of infected and deceased increases during this pandemic, we, the working class, continue to pay for the consequences of Capitalism, its ambition and maliciousness. Many governments have refused to enact total quarantines, and those […]

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The Lives of Working People Are Worth More Than Profits

An International Worker’s Day statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra and our comrades in Coordinadora de las Américas. Español Abajo We are experiencing this May 1 at a particular moment in history: the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more evident the global economic recession that emerged last year, deepening the consequences of capitalism, with the working […]

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Capitalism is the Pandemic: Another World is Possible

A joint statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra and our comrades in Coordinadora de las Américas on the Covid-19 crisis. Español Abajo In moments where the COVID-19 pandemic affects various peoples and territories and where the consequences of capitalism are exacerbated; today more than ever, we consider it an urgent task to unite and organize ourselves […]

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Healthcare Workers: Back-To-Work Strikes Can Put Health Before Profit

Following the release of a recent video statement, healthcare workers members and allies of Black Rose / Rosa Negra produced a follow up statement calling for organizing around back-to-work strikes to oppose the drive to put profits ahead of collective health by exposing millions of workers to untold risks. Catch their list of tips for […]

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Livestream: International Panel Discussion on Covid-19

On April 11, 2020, Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation hosted a historic panel discussion on the current global health crisis, featuring delegates representing half a dozen anarchist-communist organizations around the world. Panelists spoke on the political situation and response from states, social movements and presented their organization’s analysis of the current moment. Over 100 […]

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Livestream: Tenant Power in the Time of COVID

Amidst the calls for tenant strikes and as many as one-third of U.S. renters not paying rent this past month, Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation’s Quarantine Livesteam series kicked off with a panel discussion on tenant organizing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel brought together tenant organizers from the the […]

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In the Fight of Our Lives: Healthcare Workers Speak Out

From the front lines of struggle against Covid-19 members and allies of Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra came together to produce this video of personal testimony and a collective statements in support of the National Healthcare Day of Action on April 15, 2020. Watch the video above and we have reproduced […]

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Coronavirus Sparks Wave of Walkouts and Wildcats

Coronavirus is sparking more than fear and rent strikes but also unleashing a wave of walkouts and shutdowns by workers – all around the country workers are confronting their bosses or walking off the job demanding protective equipment, to stop non-essential production, or demand wage increases where they are demeaned essential. Likely we will continue […]

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Coronavirus Stories: Crisis, Response, Resistance

We include here personal accounts from members and allies of Black Rose/Rosa Negra across the U.S. speaking on the direct impacts and responses to the coronavirus crisis underway. Some have been directly affected as healthcare workers, laid off service workers, or having to undergo self-quarantine. Others are on front the lines of the responses through […]

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Lifting the Mask of Capitalist Disaster: The Coronavirus Response

By Tariq Khan From official disregard and denial to mismanaged response, each day the COVID-19 crisis brings into ever sharpening clarity the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the current ruling class. Claims of American exceptionalism and greatness are revealed to be a crumbling mask for the systemic rot that pervades.  One does not have to […]

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