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Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counter-Power in 2017

  • Posted on: 23 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

This analysis was developed by ongoing discussions among members of the Black Rose / Rosa Negra (BRRN) Anarchist Federation’s Analysis and Strategy Committee and sent as a discussion document to our August 2017 convention, where it generated deep discussion and further feedback. It is organized into four sections: an analysis of ruling class power, an analysis of social movements, a statement of basic organizing principles in light of the current moment, and some suggestions for the federation moving forward.

Azadi no. 4 (December 2017): “India and Anarchism: Past, Present, and Future”

  • Posted on: 29 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

We are pleased to share the fourth issue of Azadi (December 2017), a special issue on “India and Anarchism: Past, Present, and Future.”

“Azadi, meaning freedom and liberty, is a 4 page newsletter by Indian Anarchist Federation, published and distributed primarily in city of Bhopal. It began in 2017.”

Strengthening Our Politics, Commitment and Growth: BRRN 4th National Convention

  • Posted on: 19 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation
A Report on the Black Rose/Rosa Negra 4th National Convention
By Romina, Lisette and Ollie

On a Saturday afternoon in Rochester, NY, fifty members of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation gathered outside The Flying Squirrel Community Space to take a group photo. Members from 14 locals, as well as many at-large members, travelled from across the country to participate in their organization’s fourth convention. As the group walked back inside, one member was quoted saying that, “the convention so far was one of the best conversations we’ve had in the federation on strategy, the current moment and our next steps.”

A Podcast Introduction: The Ideas and History of Anarchism

  • Posted on: 9 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Looking for a detailed and to the point introduction to anarchism and it’s ideas? Say no more.

Sitting down with the Revolutionary Left Radio podcast, historian and author Mark Bray gives an overview of the origins, history and ideas of anarchism. Topics discussed are: Bakunin and Marx, the first international, the Spanish Civil War, Stalinism, listener questions, the anarchist view of the State, Occupy Wall Street, Antifa, and more. Bray is also a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. Click the graphic below to listen.

Who Are the Anarchists and What is Anarchism?

  • Posted on: 8 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation By Thomas Giovanni

In the wake of the use of militant street tactics at the Trump inauguration protests, the controversial shut down of two prominent right-wing speakers the University in California, Berkeley, and a variety of high profile actions against the far right, anarchists have received increased media attention and sparked widespread debate, particularly around anti-fascist struggles. But many people are still confused about anarchism, associating it with indiscriminate violence, chaos, and disorder. This distorted image runs counter to more than a century of anarchist activity in and outside the United States. So if not chaos or disorder, what does anarchism stand for? What do anarchists believe in?

Crossword Puzzle #1: Platformist Anarchism

  • Posted on: 29 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

For the next 50 weeks, each week we will publish one of the crossword puzzles found in "Worker's Book of 50 Sectarian Crosswords," a crossword puzzle book about this site. Here is the first one: Platformist Anarchism

Download the PDF here: https://anarchistnews.org/crossword/crossword1.pdf

Red November, Black November – An Anarchist Response to the Election

  • Posted on: 14 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Donald Trump has been elected the forty-fifth President of the United States. As revolutionaries we are committed to a world that has no place for the likes of Trump or Hillary Clinton. We know that Clinton would have continued making a world for the ruling class and would likely have done nothing of substance for common people. However, it’s impossible to deny that Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence represent a virulent force of racism, misogyny, and authoritarianism that must be absolutely resisted. They recall the memories of the dictators of history, particularly the German and Italian Fascists, having been propelled to victory by an insurgent racist turnout at voting booths around the country.

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