Act/React #3 Out Now

The third issue of the Grand Rapids anarchist zine “Act/React” has been published. This issue features: A basic introduction to anarchism titled “Breaking It Down” A piece titled “Against the University” that critiques student activism and the idea that the university is fertile ground for revolutionary work. The discussion is grounded in the author’s experiences … Read moreAct/React #3 Out Now

Jimmy Johns Picket Today

In response to a local member of the Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Jimmy Johns Workers Union being fired last week for union organizing, the Grand Rapids IWW is organizing a picket to demand that he be reinstated: Join our Picket at Jimmy Johns Today! Who: Union members and supporters What: Informational picket with … Read moreJimmy Johns Picket Today

IWW Union Organizer Fired at Grand Rapids Jimmy Johns

The Grand Rapids Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) has just passed along word that an IWW organizer was fired from a Grand Rapids Jimmy Johns restaurant for union organizing. In response, the IWW is organizing a “phone zap” in support of the fired worker: Fellow Worker Mathew Bair was fired July 8 from a … Read moreIWW Union Organizer Fired at Grand Rapids Jimmy Johns

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 moreBartertown Diner Opens