Monthly Archives: May 2016

MAS Has Merged Into Black Rose Anarchist Federation


As part of a several year process of political discussion and regroupment that emerged out of the Class Struggle Anarchist Conferences, in November 2012 local and regional groups which included Miami Autonomy and Solidarity voted to merge and form a new national political organization Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN).

The political influences drew from the best the class struggle anarchist milieu and broadly include “anarchist-communism, anarcho-syndicalism, especifismo, platformism, feminism, queer liberation, black liberation, abolitionism, anti-racism and their history of global struggle for liberation.” The founding groups at the time included Common Struggle (formerly known as the Northeastern Federation of Anarchist Communists or NEFAC), Four Star Anarchist Organization in Chicago, Miami Autonomy and Solidarity, Rochester Red and Black, and Wild Rose Collective based in Iowa City.

Black Rose Anarchist Federation (or Black Rose / Rosa Negra) is now the largest anarchist political organization in the US with locals in over a dozen cities and working towards a shared strategic vision of building “popular power” across workplaces, neighborhoods and all sectors of society. Organizing work is centered on building mass movements such as tenant unions, neighborhood assemblies, workplace campaigns, prisoner organizing, and in defense of communities resisting criminalization and deportations.

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