Latin America

Juan Carlos Mechoso: It’s Only Been a Few Days and We Already Feel Your Absence

Troy Araiza Kokinis reflects on the life and revolutionary work of Juan Carlos Mechoso, who passed on October 11, 2022. Juan Carlos was a founding member of our sister organization, Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) and he will be dearly missed. Black Rose/Rosa Negra sends its heartfelt greetings and solidarity to the family, friends, and comrades […]

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Interview with a Brazilian Anarchist on Lula, Bolsonaro, and Social Struggle

Bruno Lima Rocha is a political scientist, professional journalist and professor of international relations based in Brazil, and is a member of the editorial board of the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (IATH-ITHA). The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Black Rose / Rosa Negra (BRRN): Looming over much of the political […]

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Anarchism in the Face of Fascism and the Electoral Debate

By Rafael V. Da Silva, Kauan Willian and Victor Khaled Translated by S Nicholas Nappalos This article was originally published by Jacobin Brasil. Introduction With neither Bolsonaro (Liberal Party) nor Lula (Workers’ Party) able to secure an outright majority during the October 2nd presidential election in Brazil, both advance to a run off election set […]

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Anarchist Federation of Santiago (Chile): Our Position on the Constitutional Plebiscite

Context and Introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra External Education CommitteeTranslation by Black Rose/Rosa Negra International Relations Committee Beginning in late 2019, millions of people began taking to the streets across Chile. Initially sparked by a student protest against public transit fare hikes, the mass demonstrations soon took on a popular character, with participants demanding redress […]

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Feminism and Organized Anarchism

This document was produced by the Brazilian Anarchist Coordinator [Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira] (CAB), a group of anarchist organizations working collaboratively across Brazil. It is translated and reprinted here with the permission of our sister organizations participating in CAB. The document has also served as an anchor point in recent discussions on feminism within Black Rose […]

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The State of Cuba: Cuban Anarchist Reflections One Year After July 11th

Introduction On July 11, a wave of anti-government protests shook Cuban reality at a national level. Initiated from the outskirts of the archipelago, such as San Antonio de los Baños, near Havana, and Palma Soriano in the province of Santiago, the protests spread to several cities and towns in less than 24 hours. Thousands of […]

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Agroecology and Organized Anarchism: An Interview With the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (FARJ)

In response to the industrial, capitalist model of food production that has decimated rural lifeways and our mother earth, social movements around the world have identified agroecology as their alternative proposal for rural development. Grounded in peasant and indigenous knowledges, struggles for food sovereignty and agrarian reform, agroecology is understood by social movements as “a […]

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Insurgencia en el Peru: A Reportback from the Streets of Lima

The abrupt replacement of president Martin Vizcarra by the president of congress Manuel Merino has ignited a week of protests in multiple cities in Peru, including Lima. Peruvians are outraged at what can best be described as a parliamentary coup, orchestrated by members of congress whose quick resignation only came after two young protesters lost […]

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Especifismo: la praxis anarquista de construir movimientos populares y organización revolucionaria

Publicación original de “The Northeastern Anarchist” número 11, Primavera de 2006, “Especifismo: una praxis de construcción de movimientos populares y organizaciones revolucionarias” constituyó un texto seminal en tanto fungió como primera introducción al inglés del concepto de especifismo. A pesar de ser un texto breve y con ciertas limitaciones, terminó convirtiéndose en una referencia en […]

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A New Sense of Solidarity? The Democracy Movement in the Dominican Republic

Today, February 27, the Dominican Republic will celebrate 176 years of independence and also thousands will gather in a central plaza as part of an ongoing protest movement that has rocked the Caribbean nation since municipal elections were suddenly halted a week and a half ago. A comrade from Dominican Republic based group Kiskeya Libertaria […]

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