The Fire By Night Organizing Committee
was a short-lived revolutionary leftist
organization in the United States
. Fire by Night was formed by about half of the members of the New York City
branch and all the members of the San Francisco
branch of the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation
after its dissolution in 1998. In Love & Rage's aftermath, Fire by Night grouped together some members of Love & Rage who were moving away from anarchism
and becoming increasingly influenced by Marxism
, along with some who still considered themselves anarchists but were open to working in the same organization with non-anarchists.
At its formation, Fire by Night was conceived as likely to be a transitional organization. Fire by Night was committed to doing three things: (1) organizing together in a concentrated and strategic way, (2) writing a thorough summation of lessons from the experience of Love & Rage, and (3) carrying out a year-long process of political study which would result in writing a political statement that would clarify the organization's ideological orientation and their view on revolutionary strategy in the United States.
The San Francisco
branch of Fire By Night was active in organizing public housing
residents and the New York City
branch was involved in the fight to defend (and restore) open admissions
at the City University of New York
. The New York City branch abruptly dissolved itself in January 2000. Subsequently the San Francisco branch, which... Read More