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

Grand Rapids IWW Hosting May Day Celebration April 30th

The Grand Rapids branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is hosting their second annual May Day picnic on April 30th: May Day is also known as International Worker’s Day, a holiday honored in several countries as a celebration of the organized labor movement and labor rights. It’s also near the anniversary of … Read moreGrand Rapids IWW Hosting May Day Celebration April 30th

ELF Indictment in Grand Rapids for Logging Equipment Sabotage

The Earth First! Newswire reported recently that federal prosecutors in Grand Rapids indicted Jesse Waters for his alleged role in sabotaging logging equipment near Mesick, Michigan. The sabotage took place more than ten years ago during an environmental campaign aimed at halting deforestation. The indictment in the case alleges that Waters set fire to the … Read moreELF Indictment in Grand Rapids for Logging Equipment Sabotage