League of Revolutionary Black Workers

Basic Documents on the Black Struggle - CLR James

Rare collection of readings by C.L.R. James recommended to members of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit in the early 1970s.

New Introduction to Facing Reality 1970 - Kimathi Mohammed

New introduction to 1970 Edition of CLR James's Facing Reality by Kimathi Mohammed. James recommended the new edition to relate to internal problems the League of Revolutionary Black Workers faced in Detroit.

E12: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit

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Episode about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit in the late 60s/early 70s, in conversation with Herb Boyd, author of Black Detroit and former member of the group, and Dan Georgakas, author of Detroit I Do Mind Dying.

Transnational radicals: labour dissent and political activism in Detroit and Turin (1950–1970) - Nicola Pizzolato

Investigates the entangled histories of radical auto-workers in Detroit and Turin who challenged capital, the state and the unions, and instead emphasized the importance of autonomous workers' struggle at the point of production for the destruction of capitalism. The article looks at the relations between black auto-workers of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement/League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the auto-workers, and workerist [operaismo] current in Italy.

Challenging global capitalism: labor migration, radical struggle, and urban change in Detroit and Turin - Nicola Pizzolato

Book by Nicola Pizzolato on workers' struggles in Detroit and Turin, both sites of significant political and social upheaval. This comparative and transnational study examines the political and theoretical developments that emerged in these two "motor cities" among activist workers and political militants during these decades, and the connections that developed between workers in Detroit and Turin.

When the union's the enemy: an interview with Cleo Silvers

Cleo Silvers, a former organizer with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, discusses racism in the labor movement with Andrew Elrod.

Detroit: I do mind dying. A study in urban revolution - Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin

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Detroit: I Do Mind Dying tracks the extraordinary development of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, as they became two of the most vital political organizations of the 1960s and 1970s. Here are extracts of what is widely heralded as one the most important books on the black liberation movement and labor struggles in US history.

League of Revolutionary Black Workers study guide

This is a packet of readings put together by some IWW members in 2011.