Article on the History of the IWW in Grand Rapids

As a result of our research into the history of anarchist activity in Grand Rapids, we recently had an article published in the Industrial Worker that provides an overview of the activity of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Grand Rapids during the 1910s and the 1970s. While a lot has changed politically … Read moreArticle on the History of the IWW in Grand Rapids

New Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 2

The second zine in our four zine series exploring the history of anarchists has been completed. Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 2 covers a number of different topics pertaining to anarchist activity in Grand Rapids in the early 1900s. We look at the Dutch anarchism of Hendrik Meijer (yes, of groccery store fame) … Read moreNew Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 2

Grand Rapids May Day Celebration Tomorrow

The Grand Rapids Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is holding their annual May Day celebration tomorrow at MLK Park: For the last 2 years the closest Saturday to May 1st MLK Park has been reserved for a community celebration. Hundreds of people have come to the park for food, entertainment, and resources to organize … Read moreGrand Rapids May Day Celebration Tomorrow

IWW Film Night: Capitalism is the Crisis – 9/15

The Grand Rapids Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is showing the movie Capitalism Is The Crisison September 15. The movie will be start at 7:00pm at the IATSE union hall, 931 Bridge St NW. The description of the movie: The 2008 “financial crisis” in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the … Read moreIWW Film Night: Capitalism is the Crisis – 9/15

Bartertown Diner Grand Opening Friday

  The collectively-run Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes will be having a grand opening tomorrow, August 19. The Diner will be offering specials including free vegan cupcakes, free locally made soda, and a cookbook featuring recipes from their first menu. The Grand Rapids IWW sent out the following press release about the event: Who: Bartertown … Read moreBartertown Diner Grand Opening Friday