Victory! @RiotRoom Cancels Taake show!

After @TalibKweli and @MobleyWho cancelled both their appearances, and continued public pressure, The Riot Room have decided to make the right move and cancel Taake’s show instead.

We have decided to cancel the Taake event scheduled to be held March 31st at The Riot Room.…

Greater Kansas City IWW in Solidarity with Camp Makwa

Greater Kansas City IWW in Solidarity with Camp Makwa and the movement for environmental justice.

Whereas: On March 3rd 1991 the Line 3 pipeline caused the largest inland oil spill in US history, rupturing in Grand Rapids, Minnesota spilling 1.7 million gallons of oil into the Prairie River; and

Whereas: In July 2010, Enbridge also spilled about a million gallons of Dilbit Oil in the Kalamazoo River when the Line 6B pipeline burst and flowed into the Talmadge Creek and then the Kalamazoo before the the spill was contained.

Kansas City J20 First Anniversary – Report Back

The Greater Kansas City IWW tabled at two separate events on the first anniversary of J20.

The first event was the first installment in a series of talks about racism in    America, hosted by the Reale Justice Network. This event focused on the city council’s vote to privatize the streets and sidewalks in the Westport area — a backwards attempt at gun control — and how that relates to the Sun Fresh grocery store boycott which was triggered by occurrences of violence and intimidation against black people perpetrated by police and private security forces at the store.…