Black Rose – Chicago began its life as Four Star Anarchist Organization, an anarchist-communist group formed in 2008 with the goal of establishing an organized anarchist presence in Chicago. For many years, we prioritized regional collaboration and participated in the development and formation of the network that would become Black Rose Anarchist Federation. In our new form, we benefit from seven years of local organizing as well as the new resources and  reach we have as part of a coast-to-coast organization.

Internally, Black Rose – Chicago prioritizes developing the skills of its members, providing a space to discuss and respond to current events, and supporting each others’ political work outside the organization. Externally, we initiate and collaborate on political campaigns, host educational events, participate in protests, provide material solidarity to the struggles of others, organize alongside those battling their landlords and bosses, and always leave room to re-examine and revise our methods to reflect our evolving understanding of the world in which we live and the world we’d like to create.

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Latest News from Chicago

Event: Reflections on the A-Fem 2014 Conference in London & Ideas for the Future

Caught in the Crosshairs of Capitalism: A Film & Event Series

Join the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival and Four Star Anarchist Organization as we take on the G8 and NATO. Although the G8 will no longer be taking place in Chicago, the free market agenda that generated our most recent economic collapse remains the same. We will screen films, discuss capitalism in crisis, and explore global resistance […]

Action protesting Mortgage Bankers Association Meeting

Four Star participated in an Oct. 11 action protesting the the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting. It was organized by Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation. Footage of the event, inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, is below.

Event Reportback: July 31 Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism

On Sunday, July 31, members of Four Star joined South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action and local antifascists to expose Lyons, Ill. Neo-nazi Art Jones to his suburban neighbors as part of the July 31 Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism. Jones, a long-time white supremacist whose past activities include membership in the National Socialist […]

Four Star Digest #2 – Now Available

Once again, we have completed a broadsheet, Four Star Digest #2, summarizing what we’re up to. Enjoy!