Collective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

The soon-to-be-open collectively run Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes has affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A press release from the Grand Rapids IWW announces the news: Local Worker-Owned Restaurant Joins Historic Labor Union Act signifies workers’ real desire for change, not just rhetoric Grand Rapids, MI – Bartertown Diner and Roc’s … Read moreCollective-Run Bartertown Diner Joins the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

May Day 2011 Report Back

A number of folks came out to the May Day celebration in Grand Rapids organized by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A variety of different groups and organizations had a presence including Food Not Bombs, Bartertown Diner, and The Bloom Collective. Amidst the bands and information tables, there was a Really, Really Free … Read moreMay Day 2011 Report Back

Fifth Estate #384 (Spring 2011) Out Now

The spring 2011 of the long-running Michigan anarchist/anti-authoritarian newspaper Fifth Estate is out now. Among the many articles in this issue are two articles pertaining to Michigan: a look at Detroit’s Trumbullplex and the anarchist convergence that took place as part of the U.S. Social Forum last summer in Detroit. The rest of the content: … Read moreFifth Estate #384 (Spring 2011) Out Now

Lansing May Day March and Celebration Planned

The Lansing Workers’ Center has planned a May Day march and celebration in Lansing on May 1st: May Day 2011 International Workers’ Day Immigrant Rights March & Celebration Sunday May 1st 2pm – March/Marcha March Begins at the Lansing Capital 3-6pm – Celebration/Fiesta Celebration is at 106 Lathrop St, MI 48912 (couple blocks east of … Read moreLansing May Day March and Celebration Planned