Analysis

Bloc Party: Our Neighbors to the North

In an effort to broaden our coverage of prisons across the borders to both the North and South of us, we’ve brought in some comrades from so-called Canada to share a history of the...

6 Months On: Looking Back on Charlottesville

The following report back was written days after the Unite The Right rally that took place in Charlottesville during August 11th and 12th of 2017. We have chosen to release our collective accounts on...

Anarchists in the Trump Era: Scorecard, Year One

January 20, 2018 marked the conclusion of the first year of the Trump era—a string of back-to-back crises that made unprecedented demands on US anarchists. Despite limited numbers and resources, we rose admirably to...

Agitate, Subvert, Negate: Austin Year in Review 2017

“The present catastrophe is that of a world actively made uninhabitable. A sort of methodical devastation of everything that remained liveable in the relations of humans with each other and with our environments.”—The Invisible...

The Spectacle of Terror: Entrapment and State Strategy

On the Friday before Christmas, "Breaking news alerts" came out on the 24-hour mainstream news cycle that a 26 year old Modesto, CA man was arrested on a federal charge of providing material support...

How Antifascists Won the Battles of Berkeley

2017 in the Bay and Beyond: A Play-By-Play Analysis The perilous politics of militant anti-fascism defined 2017 for the anarchist movement in the United States. The story in the Bay Area mirrors that of the...

The Undying State: An Anarchist Examination of 2018

Errico Malatesta wrote that an organ of the State, deprived of its original function, will either wither and die or, when possible, construct a new function for itself. "A police force where there are...

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

Prepared by members of the BRRN Analysis and Strategy Committee and approved by the membership. Download a PDF version of this document here. INTRODUCTION This analysis was developed by ongoing discussions among members of the Black Rose / Rosa...

War on Amazon: Workers Respond As Online Giant Expands

The latest word is that Amazon is planning to open, in the United States, 2000 completely automated convenience stores with no cash registers, hence no cashiers, and under total monitoring with facial recognition of...

Despite Budget of 6 Billion, Seattle Declares War on the Homeless

The following report and analysis comes from the General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). It discusses that despite the fact that the city is flush with money from a...