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  1. says:

    Incredible promise that went unfulfilled This is how I would summarize the history of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers which existed primarily in Detroit and its many auto plants around the late 60s early 70s This book is excellently written bringing the reader into a high point of movement activity that saw for example workers sh

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    I read this for my community organizing class and I highly recommend it to anyone It was enjoyable to read and an interesting history even if you have no interest in organizing My father worked in a general motors plant in Michigan for his entire career but labor organizing and the details of factory work were topics I had never understood i

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    This book was on my to read list for a long time Too long really It is a tremendous contribution to a rich history of radical organi

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    One of those books that keeps you thinking and dreaming for years after The book starts with a high profile case of the time a jury trial where the defendant is found innocent of killing his boss at the auto plant not because he didn

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    Very cool I like the manifesto word poem friday niteget that checkcarry it on home to the cribwith wife and kids then get out on the street get fucked upreefer jones coke ups downs johnnie walker black and redtry to freeze your headcan't think about the shit starting all over again on monday

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    if you read only one book about detroit in your lifetime make it this one november 17 2011 re reading right now because the world is on fire and we need to learnkeep learning from those who came before us

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    This proved to be an early example of how powerful the university could be this wasn't assigned; I happened upon it while wandering through the

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    i really loved this book it's a great document about a little known and recognized black revolutionary organization that were contemporaries of

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    The text by Georgakas and Surkin looks at the rise and fall of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement DRUM which challenged both the Chrysler management and the UAW union leadership in the spirit of rising black nationalist militancy of the 1967 Detroit rising DRUM spawned the League of Revolutionary Workers as other RU

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    So good Interesting and helpful assessments about tactics a wild time politically and culturally very inspiring very apt A Marxist j

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read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Dan Georgakas

Reflections on political developments over the past threee decades by Georgakas and Surki. i really loved this book it s a great document about a little known and recognized black revolutionary organization that were contemporaries of and overshadowed by the sexy media savvy Black Panther PartyIt had the flow of a lot of counter cultural and revolutionary books of the late sixties and early seventies High on action engaging and real and low on theory and talk of dead philosophers Also like the books of that period it leaves you in awe in what these dedicated folks were able to pull off

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Detroit I Do Mind Dying

This new South End Press edition makes available the full text of this out of print class. This book was on my to read list for a long time Too long really It is a tremendous contribution to a rich history of radical organizing that goes beyond the typical paradigm of the panthers and white radicals on one end and conventional labor organizing on the other The focus of the book is the Revolutionary Union Movements RUMs that were the product of the League of Black Revolutionary Workers in Detroit throughout 70s80s Not having been there it is hard to say how honest a look it is but the book doesn t seem to pull any punches It lays out the pros and cons within the struggle One of the most powerful lines from the book that stays with me actually comes from the introduction and can be applied to all forms of organizing even the Occupy Wall street phenomena going on today We need to get out of this casino mentality I don t have the book with me so it may not be an exact uote but what it speaks to is that we need to not think that succeeding within the system for some is a way out That it should not be the goal that get a seat at a table for a small handful and pat ourselves on the back when those token slots get filled That is not winning for all that is hitting the lottery for a few

read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Dan Georgakas

Ic along with a new foreword by Manning Marable interviews with participants in DRUM and. One of those books that keeps you thinking and dreaming for years after The book starts with a high profile case of the time a jury trial where the defendant is found innocent of killing his boss at the auto plant not because he didn t pull the trigger but because in the eyes of the jury of peers as well of the judge the boss deserved it That s like page 3 and it never lets upMore utopian than Crimethinc could imagine but unlike them or the eually vapid revolutionaries of the day these folks had a PLAN and you ll never believe how close it all was to coming down Unless you read the book