Detroit

Sit-down strikes by women in 1937 - Ivan Greenberg

Cigar makers on sitdown strike, Detroit 1937

A short account of women workers' participation in the sit down strike wave which swept the US in 1937.

1937 cigar industry strike

Mary Zuk addresses sit down strikers, 1937

A history of the sit down strikes by predominantly Polish women workers in Detroit during the great depression: part of a national wave of sit-ins.

Immigrant women beat cigar company bosses - Martha Grevatt

Striking cigar workers march, 1937

A short history of the wave of sitdown strikes by predominantly Polish women cigar makers in Detroit in 1937.

The Detroit Woolworth's sitdown strike, 1937 - Marc Norton

Detroit Woolworth's sitdown strikers

A short history of the sit-in strike of women workers at Woolworth's in Detroit, which shook the nation and helped galvanise a militant working class movement which won big gains in pay and conditions.

For a revolutionary labor movement - Love & Rage

Detroit Love & Rage flyer on the Detroit Newspaper strike

This flyer was distributed at the 100,000 strong "Action!Motown" national mass march in Detroit called by the AFL-CIO at the end of the Newspaper Strike there in July 1997. The flyer was one of the few interventions by Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation into strikes or the labor movement. It also caused controversy within Love & Rage, and was attempted censored by the NYC-based L&R newspaper editorial group who were rapidly moving away from anarchism and objected to the explicit revolutionary approach of the Detroit intervention.

Towards a fresh revolutionary anarchist group

A discussion paper produced by the Detroit section of the Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation, right after the organization dissolved in the late 1990s.

Notes and review on Captive Genders

Some notes and a review of the book Captive Genders: Transembodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by a First of May Anarchist Alliance member from Detroit.

Jerome Jackson Remembered (1955-2014)

An obituary by First of May Anarchist Alliance of Jerome Jackson, a Detroit anti-foreclosure and disability rights activist.

Review: Chris Rhomberg, The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor (2012)

A critical review of Chris Rhomberg's The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor.

No water, no peace! States of emergency and water shut-offs in Detroit

After a month-long moratorium, water shut-offs in Detroit have started again this week, leaving indebted households across the city with no access to running water.