I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally Got the News: The League of Black Revolutionary Workers

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers

The Phoenix Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World invites you to a special commemorative event celebrating the legacy of The League of Revolutionary Black Workers - a unique radical union and community formation that arose out of the urban Black rebellion in Detroit in 1967 and Black militancy in the Detroit auto plants and schools of the time.

From 1968 - 1971, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and, later, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers engaged in wildcat strikes with Black auto workers, organized student walk outs, published a Black community newspaper "Inner City Voice," and constantly expanded their activity to advance the Black liberation struggle. Their brand of worker organizing fused Marxist political - economics with Black Power movement energy and challenged both the big car manufacturers as well as the racist policies of the United Auto Workers union.

Internationally known lecturer, organizer, and historian, Ahmad Daniels, will be leading the discussion about the League as we watch the League's 1970 film "Finally Got the News."

Friday Feb. 25 at 7pm

The event is free.

Location: Central Phoenix. (For location and more details, call the Phoenix IWW at 623-336-1062.)

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