Iowa

Images from Free Flowing

Free Flowing Volume 5, Number 4 (June 1978)

Images from Free Flowing, a radical left newspaper produced out of Ames and Iowa City, Iowa during the 1970s and 1980s. Graciously provided by Steve Marsden (RIP).

From here to there: how I became a Wobbly - Juan Conatz

A short account by Juan Conatz detailing how he became involved in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Iowa Radical History blog update + idea for project on Dubuque Packing Company

A repost from another blog I run, with a personal update and an idea for a project about the Dubuque Packing Company, a large meat processing plant that once employed 3,500 people, until its decline and eventual closure, in 2001.

Solidarity network or solidarity service?: on the challenges of building a solidarity network

The following originally appears in September 2013 issue of the IWW newspaper, the Industrial Worker, with the title “Building a solidarity network is harder than it seems.” Written by WRC member R. Spourgitis, it is a review of the pamphlet Build Your Own Solidarity Network, by two Seattle Solidarity Network members, and is based on our experiences with this project in Iowa City.

A view from the plains: on organizing in smaller areas of the Midwest

Occupy IC assembly image

A reflection on organizing in areas outside of major metropolises and the last few years of class struggle organizing in eastern Iowa.

Solidarity to the students of Quebec!

A statement of solidarity from Iowa's Wild Rose Collective to the student strikes in Quebec.

May Day and the Fight Back We Need

Occupy Iowa City held a rally and march as part of Occupy May 1st and the national Day of Action / General Strike. This was given as a speech there by Wild Rose Collective member R. Spourgìtis.

Occupy the class war

A member of Wild Rose Collective writes about how Occupy's '99% vs 1%' rhetoric is problematic and who in reality in includes and excludes.

Occupy Iowa City: Notes after the First Weekend

A look at Occupy Iowa City and its prospects for growth and escalation.

The work and the job - Wild Rose Collective

A piece about the alienation of work and how even work that is directed towards helping people is structured in a way to be about profits over everything else.