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

Updates on the Midwest “Finding Our Roots” Anarchist Conference

The group organizing this summer’s Finding Our Roots Midwest anarchist conference have announced an update on the organizing so far: So we’ve made it through Chicago’s winter and Finding Our Roots 2011 is starting to come together!   The dates are set for June 10th-12th and don’t forget we’re still accepting workshops! We are also … Read moreUpdates on the Midwest “Finding Our Roots” Anarchist Conference

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