Anarchism

Anarchism and Black Struggle

Image of panelist for the Anarchism and Black Struggle Panel.

This special episode features excerpts from a panel on Anarchism and Black Struggle hosted in conjunction with the 2019 national convention of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation held in Champaign–Urbana, IL. The panelists featured are Servio in Providence, RI, Ambar in Miami, FL and Marvin in Little Rock, Arkansas who are members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra. 

This is a condensed version so be sure to check out our YouTube channel for the full video including an additional speaker on the 2019 uprising in Sudan.

We also recommend reading our Black Anarchism reader which highlights fourteen historical and contemporary writings by Black anarchists and is available for free download.

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Interview with Mark Bray, Part 2, Horizontalism and Anarchism

Mark Bray

The second part of our interview and discussion with historian and author Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy on the Occupy movement. The episode begins with an update on our “Grow Our Roots” fundraiser followed by hosts Markie and Pedro discussing listener feedback.

This show introduces our new segment “Forgotten Histories,” which introduces the personal histories of lesser known revolutionary figures. This first segment features Mexican anarchist, feminist, and PLM organizer, Elisa Acuña Rossetti.

In this portion of the interview Mark Bray discusses the differences between horizontalism and anarchism, looking critically at movements transitioning into electoral politics. He also discusses two different approaches of defining anarchism, one based on a historical approach and another based on a myth generated by the anarchist movement itself. 

Related links:

Horizontalism: Anarchism, Power and the State, Blackrosefed.org, 2018.

Mark Bray on Revolutionary Left Radio

Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader, PM Press, 2018.

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Mark Bray, Part I, Antifa and Occupy

The first in a two part interview and discussion with historian and author Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy on the Occupy movement. The interview begins with taking a behind the scene look at the reaction and reception to Bray’s book on anti-fascism from mainstream media and progressive media. Next we move to the Occupy movement discussing Bray’s assessment as both a participant and writer on the Occupy movement as well the narratives that have begun to take hold within the larger left around Occupy’s supposed failures. 

Hosts Markie and Pedro reflect on Bray’s interview giving their own reactions to Occupy and relate this to the challenges of being revolutionary organizers and building a left that relates to everyday working class people.

The second part of the interview with Mark Bray will focus on horizontalism, power and that state as well as defining anarchism.

Be sure to check out the “Grow Our Roots” fundraiser by Black Rose/Rosa Negra which will help send comrades to South America and support From Below Podcast. We are also selling original T-Shirt designs as part of the fundraiser.

Related links:

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Melville 2017.

Translating Anarchy, The Anarchism of Occupy Wall StreetZero Books, 2013.

Five liberal tendencies that plagued Occupy” ROAR Magazine, 2014. 

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