I just celebrated 20 years of staffing Sunday nights at the Long Haul infoshop in Berkeley, which started in August, 1993. Over the years, it has been amazing to be part of this project as well as to watch radical spaces and infoshops sprout all over the world. Opening and operating infoshops is exciting because they bring people together around the struggle for liberation and social change. They provide space for us to meet and have workshops, films, speakers and parties. Even more important, they are a public place where people wanting to join the radical scene can plug in so we can get beyond being just a clique of friends. At their best, radical spaces help build and sustain the social and political relationships that are essential as we build alternatives to the rotten capitalist monster.
Here are some changes to the radical contact list that will appear in the 2014 Slingshot Organizer. As soon as we took it to the printing press, we got word of new spaces we hadn’t included, and/or found out about errors. For more updates, check the on-line contact list at slingshot.tao.ca.
People’s Art Collective — New Haven, CT
A radical space with a studio for artists plus free books, clothes and art supplies. They “combine performative, collaborative, interactive, participatory, and site-specific art-making with crowd-sourced, grass roots community organizing to offer solutions to problems in our community. Our solutions are arts-based reimaginings of and disruptions to modes of living which, at individual or structural levels, are alienating, oppressive and/or unsustainable.” Open 5-8 Mon, Tue, Thu, 6-10 Wed and 3-6 Fri. â€¨212 College St. â€¨New Haven, CT 06511â€¨ pacnewhaven.tumblr.com
Center Street Free Space — Milwaukee, WI
A new anti-authoritarian/anarchist social center that hosts meetings, events and shows. 703 Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 centerstreetfreespace.noblogs.org
People’s Books Cooperative — Milwaukee, WI
A cooperative bookstore that hosts events. 804 E. Center St.â€¨Milwaukee, WI, 53212 414-962-0575 www.peoplesbookscoop.org
Green Bike Coop — Waldport, OR
A cute little bike coop that provides free bikes painted green around the tiny Oregon coast village. They also have a workshop for fixing your bike and run classes. Operated by a local literacy and social service non-profit. Waldport is midway between Florence and Newport. 115 U.S. 101 Waldport, OR 97394â€Ž 541-563-7328â€¬ www.seashorefamily.org
Land of Plenty — Akron, OH
An art gallery and metaphysical store with connections to local radical activities. 339 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44303 330-703-5633 landofplentyakron.com
UCSD Student Food Co-op — La Jolla, CA
A 35-year old non-hierarchical, student-run, anti-authoritarian food co-op on the University of California San Diego campus. The address is the same as Che Cafe and Groundwork Books. 9500 Gilman Dr. #0323 La Jolla, CA 92093 858-546-8339
Banc Expropiat de GrÃ cia — Barcelona, Spain
A multi-use, non-sectarian anti-authoritarian space with a free store, space to read/ hangout, radical literature, meetings & classes. Travessere de GrÃ cia 181, Barcelona, Catalunya, Espanya (Catalan spelling: Spain) bancexpropiatgracia.wordpress.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Utopia — La Esperanza, Honduras
Center of meetings and friendship. They host classes, meetings and events and have bunk beds to host visitors. From exit sign to siguatepeque, follow dirt road east 1.5km. Its on the left with a radio tower. copinh.org
Rojinegro Distribuidora Libertaria — BogotÃ¡, Colombia
cra. 19 # 43-25 BogotÃ¡, Colombia Tel. 245 3623 distribuidorarojinegro.blogspot.com
LibrerÃa Valija de Fuego — BogotÃ¡, Colombia
Calle 45 No 20-45 BogotÃ¡, Colombia Tel: 338 2065 – 312 3971982 librerialavalijadefuego.blogspot.com/
CafÃ© Teatro Kussi-huayra — Santander, Colombia
Carrera 9 No. 9-15, Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia Tel: 316 5854445 escuelamariogonzalez.blogspot.com
La Redada: MiscelÃ¡nea cultural y red de colectivos de acciÃ³n cultural, polÃtica y artÃstica — BogotÃ¡, Colombia
Calle 17 No. 2-51, BogotÃ¡ D.C., Colombia, www.laredada.org
Centro Social y Cultural Libertario — MedellÃn, Colombia
Calle 46 Maturin No. 40-8 MedellÃn / Planeta tierra Tel: 239 40 69 centrosocialyculturallibertario.wordpress
Red Juvenil – Medellin — MedellÃn, Colombia
Calle 47 # 40-53, MedellÃn, Antioquia, Colombia, Tel: (4) 2393670 www.redjuvenil.org
Colectivo Jaguos por el Territorio — Huila, Colombia
Centro Poblado La Jagua, GarzÃ³n, Huila, Colombia, descolonizandolajagua.wordpress
Corrections to the 2014 Organizer
-The address we published for Bellingham Alternative Library is wrong. The new address is 1421 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225, although we’re not sure that is right since the postal service doesn’t seem to recognize the address.
-Because they were going through an organizational transition at press time, we mistakenly failed to publish the Meg Perry Center at 644 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102- 207-772-0680.
-We got a report that the Candlelight in West Bend, Indiana no longer exists. Also, it was listed under Wisconsin as well as Indiana â€“ please cross it out in Wisconsin. There is no West Bend, WI that we are aware of.
-Pangea House may no longer be at 109 Central Ave. W. Minot, ND 58703. We’re not sure if they moved or if they ceased to exist.
-Oy â€“ Either the GLBT Resource Center in South Bend, Indiana no longer exists, or they moved, or the post office just returned the letter we tried to send them for fun.
-Oops â€“ we didn’t print the address for Durham Bike coop, 715 Washington St. Durham, NC 27701,â€Ž 919-675-2453.
-We mistakenly listed the Cream City Collective in Milwaukee. They no longer exist.
-The addresss we published for Lost Generation in Malaysia has changed. They are now at 8c, Jalan Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, lostgenerationspace. blogspot.com
-Centro de Cultura Libertaria in Bogota, Colombia no longer exists