Federation

The Specific Anarchist Group

This document from our new member packet explains the type of group that Wild Rose Collective is, and gives some  background on the ideas. What is a specific anarchist group? The term ‘specific anarchist group’ could be defined as a formal anarchist organization that seeks unity in their theory, outlook, tactics and action. It strives […]

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Four Star endorses Chicago May Day 2011 March

~~~Español Abajo~~~ 125 years after Haymarket – a global symbol of the struggles of the workers of the world, and 5 years after the historic boycott for immigrants rights, we continue in the struggle for freedom, equality, and a world without borders. Solidarity forever! We’ll see you in the streets! Read more. Cuatro Estrellas endosa […]

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A History of Wild Rose Rebellion (2007-2009)

by Juan Conatz and R.Spourgítis Wild Rose Rebellion (WRR) was an anarchist group primarily based in Iowa City, Iowa. Its beginnings can be traced to late 2007, when anarchists involved in a local student antiwar group, infoshop and IWW branch decided they wanted to hold meetings to plan for the 2008 Republican National Convention protests […]

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Update from WRC

It’s been a while since we’ve updated the site, so here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to since May. -Along with other Iowa City individuals that we’ve worked with in the past, trying to start up a ‘solidarity network’ in the model of the Seattle Solidarity Network, that would take on bosses and landlords. […]

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Sometimes We Don’t Even Get to the Point of Losing

One of our members wrote this piece about his experiences trying to organize on the job.  It was originally posted here. Reading The American Worker and old Italian operaismo surveys of auto workers, it occurred to me that it would be worth documenting some of my own experiences in wage labor. We often forget how powerful […]

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Back to the Grind: SWU Southern Midwest Tour a Success

Back in March, we hosted members of the Starbucks Workers Union on their midwest tour. Here is their account of the trip. On March 19, a delegation of IWW Starbucks baristas from the Twin Cities crammed themselves into one worker’s 3-cylinder Geo Metro and set off on a journey to bring the good word of […]

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