Solecast: Black Rose Federation Building Grassroots Working Class Power

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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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