Federation

Reflections on Ferguson

We arrived in St Louis early on the morning of Saturday October 11th, the day of the Community March and Rally. We parked near a market, and emerged not twenty minutes later to find the car sporting a ten dollar ticket for parking without paying the meter. No signs anywhere indicated that parking was metered […]

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Declaración de Solidaridad

Mike Brown. Trayvon Martin. Reykia Boyd. Eric Garner. John Crawford. Ramarley Graham. Roshad McIntosh. Jordan Davis. Kimani Gray. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Yvette Smith. Eleanor Bumpurs. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Tarika Wilson. Burrell Ramsey-White. Denis Reynoso. DJ Henry. Eveline Barros-Cepeda. Vonderrit Myers Jr. Y a cada otra vida negra o morena robada por los policías quienes sirven […]

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A Statement of Solidarity

Mike Brown. Trayvon Martin. Reykia Boyd. Eric Garner. John Crawford. Ramarley Graham. Roshad McIntosh. Jordan Davis. Kimani Gray. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Yvette Smith. Eleanor Bumpurs. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Tarika Wilson. Burrell Ramsey-White. Denis Reynoso. DJ Henry. Eveline Barros-Cepeda. Vonderrit Myers Jr. And to every other black and brown life taken from us too soon by […]

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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 […]

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Fighting fascism and austerity in Greece

On Wednesday, April 10, Wild Rose Collective co-hosted an event in Iowa City, Iowa with Pavlos speaking as part of a continental speaking tour about resistance in Greece to both fascism and austerity measures. This event was well attended by about 30 people, and raised over $300 to send to Greek social movement activity. Pavlos spoke on […]

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Solidarity with the striking workers of Sisters’ Camelot

Wild Rose Collective of eastern Iowa joins others in declaring our solidarity with the striking canvass workers of Sisters’ Camelot in Minneapolis. As many of us have been workers in non-profit organizations, we know well that wage labor under some other name than profit enterprise is wage labor nonetheless. Further, the socially positive mission and […]

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A View from the Plains: on organizing in smaller areas of the Midwest

What would it look like to develop strategies in apolitical areas and smaller areas far from more active and developed places of leftist activity? This is obviously an open-ended question with many implications and courses of action. Since our experiences in Occupy here in Iowa, this question has increasingly become, for me, an important one […]

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Against Fascism, Against Racism

Wild Rose Collective endorses the July 31 Day of Action against Fascism and Racism. The recent membership leak of the neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement and other similar leaks demonstrate that across the country fascists are living in our neighborhoods. Here in Iowa City, like many other places across the world, we too have seen murmurings of […]

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