Here’s news about new Infoshops that have recently opened, plus a few that have closed. Enjoy.
Access Community Infoshop – Buffalo
They opened in May in what they say is a high traffic area. They feature high speed internet, a meeting space, a library, an art gallery plus coffee, tea and board games. Check ‘em out: 3180 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.
Brighter Days Infoshop – Lansing, MI
A volunteer run space that is used for workshops, parties, meetings, teach-ins, and more. They have a lending library as well as books, t-shirts, buttons, etc. for sale. Groups who are using the space including “Nightvision Study Group”, “Capital Area Greens”, and “Counter-Product” which is an independent high school zine. The founders report “We opened in August and things have been awesome!!!” 1914 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48912 (517) 367-6069
Flying Brick Library – Richmond, VA
We don’t know much about it. located at 506 South Pine Street, Richmond, VA, 23220 – 804.644.2544.
Bat Annex Center for Learning and Resources opens in Minneapolis
This space opened 2 months ago and features a free skool with a variety of classes 4-5 days a week focusing on self-empowerment. They are also open 3 days — Wed & Thurs 5-10 and Saturday 12-3 with a library, a good old fashioned typewriter, resources for making zines, internet access, coffee, and a space for meetings and events. They’re at 3024 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612 724-2161.
Evergreen Political Informaiton Center – Olympia, Washington
EPIC is the Everygreen State College spot for radical stuff. They have an Infoshop open Monday – Friday with books, literature and a film library. They host activities, and have an affinity group going to Miami for the FTAA. Visit ‘em if you’re passing through Olympia. Everygreen campus, CAB 320 space 1, Olympia, WA 98505, 360 867-6144.
May Day Infoshop still there – NYC
Ooops! The 2004 Slingshot Organizer says that May Day Infoshop in Manhattan is moving, but they only thought they were going to have to move when we called them. In fact, they fixed all the problems and they’re still at 151 1st Avenue, New York, 10003. They did lose their phone number. When they get a new one, we’ll let ‘ya know.
Here are some new International contacts we just found out about:
* Autonomous Center of Edinburgh, 17 Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA 0131 557-6242
* Glasgow Women’s Library, 4th & 5th Floors, 109 Trongate, G1 5HD 0141 552 8345
* Faslane Peace camp, Shandon Helensburgh Argy11, g84 8NT, 01436 820 901
* Les Tounneries Infoshop, 17 Blvd. Chizago, Dijon France
Places that have closed:
• Black Oyster infoshop in Virginia seems to have closed.
• A-Zone in Chicago has just lost its physical location. You can still mail the collective at 1573 N. Milwaukee #420, Chicago, IL 60622.
Do you know of a new Infoshop or radical space on planet earth? Let us know and we’ll print news about it in next issue!