Latin America

Marielle Franco, Presente! – Political Murder and State Terrorism in Brazil

We republish this urgent statement of solidarity by our compañerxs with the Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) on the political assassination of Black socialist activist Marielle Franco.  Statement By Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) / Anarchist Coordination of Brazil On the night of Wednesday, March 14, after leaving a debate with other Black women in the Rio de […]

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Land and Liberty: A Review of Anarchism in Latin America

Review of “Anarchism in Latin America” by Ángel Cappelletti. Translation by Gabriel Palmer-Fernández with introduction by Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro. AK Press, 2018.  By Sasha Berkman The translation of Ángel Cappelletti’s expansive Anarchism in Latin America, itself a small preface for an even more expansive anthology of Latin American Anarchist texts, into English is a welcome […]

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“¡Que se vayan todos!” – A New Rebellion in Argentina?

By comrades with Acción Socialista Libertaria (ASL), Argentina These days people are gathering spontaneously in the streets of downtown La Plata and Buenos Aires neighborhoods. People are taking the streets against the government and in protest of another wave of attacks on social benefits. Moments like these bring flashbacks to the days of December 2001, […]

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On Popular Power in Venezuela: A Statement by Uruguayan Anarchists

The political situation in Venezuela continues to be embattled and the legacy of Chavismo is one that remains contested and debated on the left. We republish this translated statement by the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) with their perspectives on the current situation (original link). Founded in 1956 the FAU was one of the strongest anarchist […]

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Cuba and the Demonization of Anarchists: A Lesson for Our Times

Originally titled “Authoritarian Demonization of Anarchists, Cuba and the Gaona Manifesto” By Rafael Uzcategui The possibilities anarchism points toward have many enemies. Its fiercest opponents, however, are those authoritarian regimes which, distorting and subverting the ideas of socialism, have promoted themselves historically as embodying the values of liberty, equality and fraternity. In every situation, state […]

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Anarchism in Latin America: The Re-Emergence of a Viable Current

Anarchism in Latin America is a forthcoming book scheduled for release in December 2017 by AK Press. Written by Argentinian philosopher and author Angel Cappelletti and translated by the US based Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, the work includes an introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro. This new translation offers a country-by-country overview of […]

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The “Madurization” of Chavismo – Anarchist Statement on Venezuela

English Español Anarchists of the Caribbean and Central America on the Neo-Liberal and Militaristic “Madurization” of Chavismo From Where and Whom We Support For us, as anarchists who live in lands adjacent to Venezuela, what is going on in that country doesn’t seem distant or is indifferent to us. Our dependent economies have received for […]

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¿Quiénes Son los Anarquistas y Qué es Anarquismo?

Por Thomas Giovanni / Versión Ingles Tras el uso de tácticas callejeras activistas en las protestas de la inauguración de Trump, la controvertida cancelación de dos prominentes oradores de derecha en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, y variadas acciones notorias contra la extrema derecha, los anarquistas han recibido una mayor atención mediática y suscitado un extenso […]

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Political Situation in Venezuela: Crisis, Trends, and the Challenge of Class Independence

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL/SPANISH VERSION: Anarkismo y Rebelión An examination of Venezuela’s process of social transformation, popular struggles and resulting contradictions under Chavismo, PSUV and now Maduro. Author note: This article is a humble attempt to contribute to a critical balance sheet on the process of change and the present political situation in Venezuela. It does […]

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To my compañerxs on the Left – A Reaction to the Death of Fidel

With deaths and anniversaries there’s often a tendency to remember figures and history in a one sided way but as Enrique Guerro-López reminds us the left should aspire to move beyond simplistic and uncritical narratives to understand them in their complexity – a perspective often missing when looking at the legacy of Fidel Castro and […]

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