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Sep 21, 18

Solecast: Black Rose Federation on Building Grassroots Working Class Power

Sole speaks with someone from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation about the pitfalls of electoralism and their conception of movement building.

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On today’s episode of the Solecast, I speak with a member of the Black Rose Federation.  Black Rose Federation has chapters across North America and utilizes an anarcho-communist tendency called “Specifismo:” which (according to wikipedia) has been summarized as:

  • The need for a specifically anarchist organization built around a unity of ideas and praxis.
  • The use of the specifically anarchist organization to theorize and develop strategic political and organizing work.
  • Active involvement in and building of autonomous and popular social movements via social insertion.

In this interview we discuss:
-Their organizing principles
-Their approach to building working class power from below
-Grass roots power vs local politics vs electoral politics
-The need for a rigorous educational program within movements
-Discussions on anarchist infrastructure projects
-Thoughts on “protest,” their limitations and what they are good for
-The life of Bakunin much more

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Podcast for revolutionary hip-hop artist Sole; features artists, organizers, and revolutionary thinkers.

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