League of Revolutionary Black Workers

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.

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The League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

Documentary about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, a radical black workers' group based in the car factories of Detroit. Through interviews with members, supporters and opponents as well as footage of leafleting and picket lines, the film documents their attempts to build a radical black workers' organisation to take on both management and the union and fight to improve conditions for all workers, black and white.

Dying from the inside: The decline of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

A key account of the organizational issues of the LRBW, by Ernie Allen. From the book, They Should Have Served That Cup of Coffee: Seven Radicals Remember the 60s

The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman's analysis on the formation of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, a radical organisation of black car factory workers who placed themselves in opposition to both their bosses and the union.

Young Detroit radicals 1955-1965 - Dan Georgakas

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Dan Georgakas's personal recollections of radicals in Detroit and the people who formed the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the coming of revolution - Eric Perkins

Contemporary article on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers from Radical America which, though uncritical of their nationalistic sentiments, contains a lot of interesting information.