Tag Archives: Black revolt in the U.S.

Detroit 1967: ‘Law and order’ from the barrel of a gun

“Abolish the slums!” was so clearly and loudly the demand of the Negro Revolt in every single part of the country–North, South, East, West–that even President Johnson couldn’t pretend not to have heard it. In words, the President even claimed that that was part of his “war on poverty.” Hadn’t he asked for rat control, and hadn’t Congress denied him even that piddling sum? … As Commander-in-Chief he need not plead. He orders, and his orders were clear and unequivocal: 1) Shoot first… Continue reading

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Renewed attention to Charles Denby

Charles Denby is once again gaining well-deserved attention.  Most recently, a blog post from “Anti-capitalist meetup” points to his contributions, especially the pamphlet Workers Battle Automation.  The post is Trillions in Capitalist Wealth: Where Does It Come From? by Justina.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Indignant Heart and Charles Denby’s self-development as worker-editor

Recently, Charles Denby has been getting some much-deserved recognition.  Denby was a lifelong revolutionary, an African-American production worker who became the editor of News & Letters at its founding in 1955 until his death in 1983, and wrote a column … Continue reading

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