While we were on the road this past summer we visited the Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago. It is a historic cemetery were many radical people are now buried. It is also the home of the Haymarket martyrs memorial.Read more "Forest Home Cemetery"
May 1st is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. This day is not widely celebrated in the US, even though the day came about because of events that took place here. Or rather, maybe, that is why it is not recognized here. The Haymarket Affair was an event that took place in the context of […]Read more "The Story of Labor Day and May Day"
We all know the stress and the strain of restaurant work. From fast food to sit-down dinning. We know the riggers of sweating in a hot kitchen for too little money an hour. Of rushing around from table to table for the tips that we hope will be enough to cover the rent. We all […]Read more "An open invitation to all restaurant workers"
Mourn not the dead in that cool earth lie Dust unto dust The calm, sweet earth that mothers all who die As all men must: Mourn not your captive comrades who must dewll Too strong to strive Each in his steel-bound coffin of a cell, Buried alive; but rather mourn the apathetic throng The cowed […]Read more "Mourn not the dead…"
Due to the pressures of traveling we have fallen behind in our cafe posts. The following one is from Santa Cruz which we were in about a week ago (I think). Santa Cruz. What an amazing place!Read more "Santa Cruz Cafe and Roasting Co. and Tom Scribner"