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Between Infoshops and #Insurrection: U.S. #Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order

This now classic essay by the late Joel Olson (1967-2012) reflects on the state of US anarchist milieu from the 1990’s through the 2000’s.

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Black Rose Anarchist Federation Statement on #Kavanaugh and a #Feminist Movement Fighting to End #Capitalism – #Feminism

Statement by Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation from October 3, 2018, on Kavanaugh and a feminist movement to end capitalism.

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A #Feminist movement to end capitalism, Part I

The first of a two part series on looking at anti-capitalism feminism in South America and with a wealth of concepts and analysis that we can draw from in the US. Part two will include the article in pamphlet form for download and distribution. See below for a glossary of terms.

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Criminal Fire at the National Museum of #Brazil: The Answer Must Come From the Streets!

We (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) republish this statement by our comrades in Brazil in response the tragic and criminal fire which erupted on the evening of Sunday, September 2, 2018 and destroyed much of the National Museum of Brazil. The statement is by Resistência Popular Estudantil (Student Popular Resistance) which describes itself as a collective of students organized to struggle in the defense of a the autonomous student movement and which is classist [class struggle in orientation], combative and built by the base.

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Horizontalism by Mark Bray

We (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) are excited to present “Horizontalism” by Mark Bray which appears as a chapter in the recently published Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, published by Routledge and edited by Benjamin Franks, Nathan Jun, and Leonard Williams. Bray is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street and a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. Given the length of the article we are also introducing a beautifully designed PDF reader format of the article which you can download by clicking on the reader image below.

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Criminalizing Dissent: “Unmasking #Antifa” Bill Introduced

USA: In a move to expand the atmosphere of repression against the left, a bill specifically targeting anti-fascist or “Antifa” protesters was introduced to the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives in June. Titled the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” the bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan of New York (@RepDanDonovan) and calls for fines and prison up to 15 years for anyone who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person” while wearing a mask or disguise. Police and law enforcement are, of course, exempted.

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The State Against Climate Change: Response to Christian Parenti

A response to Christian Parenti’s assertion that the state is the only way to meet the challenge of the climate crisis.

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Fresh Bread in #Jordan

Here we (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) share the exclusive reflections of a Jordanian anarchist on the ongoing popular mobilizations that have gripped Jordan beginning on May 30, 2018, as a response to tax-reform measures proposed by the State in accordance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands.

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#Kropotkin: Can the State be Used for the Emancipation of the Workers?

The newly released Modern Science and Anarchy from AK Press brings together previously unpublished content in English as well as other writings previously only released as pamphlets and articles. Of course, a critical portion of the book which is as relevant as ever is devoted to Kropotkin’s study of the nature and origins of the State and which includes this brief excerpt as part of a larger critique of the state. 

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