Bartertown Diner Opens

The worker-owned and collectively run restaurant Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes has opened in downtown Grand Rapids. The restaurant—which features vegan, vegetarian, and raw foods—is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and is a union shop. Bartertown describes itself as a: … vegi/vegan/raw, worker owned and operated diner. The goal of the … Read more

International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

This year, June 11th has been dubbed an “International Day of Solidarity” with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other long-term anarchist prisoners. From the organizers: June 11th began as an international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoner Jeff “Free” Luers in 2004. At the time, Jeff was serving 22+ years. Infuriated by the environmental … Read more

COINTELPRO 101 Movie Screening

The Grand Rapids Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and The Bloom Collective are co-sponsoring a screening of the film COINTELPRO 101 on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00pm at the IATSE Hall (931 Bridge St. NW). The description from the filmmakers: COINTELPRO 101 is a 56-minute educational film that will open the door to understanding … Read more