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The Movement for Black Lives M4bl The Movement for Black Lives M4bl
The capitalist system doesn’t just drive wealth inequality—it is designed to exploit and undermine the working class and to protect the power and economic interests of the wealthy.

The Contemporary U.S. Right’s Roots in 1930s Union-Busting

Kathryn Olmsted, Sasha Lilley Jacobin
The roots of the modern US right lie in the California fields of the 1930s, where large growers ferociously resisted farmworker organizing. It’s a reminder that opposing working-class power has been central to the US right from the very beginning.

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When Solidarity Mattered

Paul Buhle CounterPunch
This book is a new and innovative look at a pivotal moment in U.S. labor history.

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Building America

William P. Jones The Nation
This new book offers a history and analysis of the contributions of black workers to our society. It shows just how key a knowledge of black workers' history is to an understanding the working class's fortunes and history overall.

Evil in the Delta: Elaine, Arkansas, 1919

Michael Honey Portside
group of African-American men from 1910 ...on the night of September 30, one hundred years ago, ...about 100 African Americans met to organize the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America, a union of land owners, tenants, and sharecroppers.

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Messer-Kruse's Contentious Haymarket History

Rebecca Hill Against the Current, May-June 2016
In left labor circles, it's been a settled question that the Haymarket martyrs, victims of ruling class justice, were framed, and May Day's radical origins are based on remembering the martyrs. The author of the books under review, using a close reading of the trial record, supports the court finding that the accused anarchists conspired to murder police during the epochal 1886 labor demonstration in Chicago. The reviewer strongly disputes the author's conclusions.
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