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Withered aristocracy #2 - heavy construction and critical faculties

An attempt at an explanation for the long absence of the Withered Aristocracy blog.

Notes on CLT’s Praxis

An article from Communist League of Tampa about what they do as a group.

Riots, race and capitalism

Appeals to “community” in the face of anti-police riots in Baltimore and elsewhere ignore the inherent class contradictions at the root of these conflicts.

The making of an organizer: A history and analysis of the Chicago Couriers Union 2003-2006

A personal account of an organiser's time in the Chicago Couriers Union (CCU)

An open letter to other white working people

A polemic against and history of white racism in the US written in the run up to the 2008 presidential election.

Young Patriots and Panthers: A story of white anti-racism

William 'Preacherman' Fesperman, Young Patriots leader.

A brief history of the collaboration between the Black Panthers and its white counterpart Young Patriot Organisation in Chicago.

Black Lives Matter (at work)

A couple members of the Twin Cities Industrial Workers of the World talk about the conversations that have been happening at work about the Black Lives Matter movement.

The CIO (1935-1955) - Robert H. Zieger

A comprehensive, if institutional, history of the CIO, an American federation of industrial unions that organized many of the mass industries in the United States during the 1930s-1950s.

The CIO's left-led unions, edited by Steve Rosswurm

A collection edited by Steve Rosswurm of the CIO's unions's that had radical left leadership.

"for a revolutionary labor movement" - Love & Rage flyer on the Detroit Newspaper strike

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.