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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

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Detroit I Do Mind Dying

Reflections on political developments over the past threee decades by Georgakas and Surki. 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 stacks It isn t overly scholarly it is largely an oral history It shocked the hell out of me

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This new South End Press edition makes available the full text of this out of print class. 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 in depth This book was a fantastic attempt to document the efforts of revolutionary black workers in Detroit in the late 60s early 70s It also is a powerful commentary on working conditions in the auto industry the role of the UAW in worker oppression and an insightful look at the social conditions of Detroit at the time This book made me want to learn everything I can about labor organizing Detroit and revolutionary movements It also makes me want to have some in depth conversations with my dad The only problem I had with the book was that the histories aren t presented in any chronological order but by theme so it can become a little difficult to follow the chronology and connection between events


10 thoughts on “Detroit I Do Mind Dying

  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 shooting their bosses and being acuitted because of unsafe working conditions among other victo

  2. says:

    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 in depth This book was a fantastic attempt to document the efforts of revolutio

  3. says:

    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 o

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 re

  9. says:

    The text by Georgakas and Surkin looks at the rise and fall of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement DRUM which challenge

  10. says:

    So good Interesting and helpful assessments about tactics a wild time politically and culturally very inspiring very apt A Marxist judge accepting boom boxes instead of cash bail? An attorney arguing that Chrysler was the reason a guy shot up his workplaceand winning? A Black Marxist reading group? Revolutionary workers