Current A-Zone Members (in alphabetical order)
Boreal Action/Boreal Forest Network
A non-profit environment and social justice group specializing in communications support and capacity building for NGO’s and Indigenous community campaigns.
Canadian Dimension Magazine
Founded in 1963 by Cy Gonick, Canadian Dimension is a magazine which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market; that the dream of a better society is still alive. It provides a forum for debate, where red meets green, feminists take on socialists, socialists take on social democrats, whites hear from aboriginals, activists report from all corners of Canada, trade unionists report from the front lines, campaigns make connections, and the latest books, films, web sites, CDs, and videos are radically reviewed.
Cohort Custom Tickets
Cohort offers indie ticket printing services for events including concerts and fundraisers. Numbering (including reserved seating), logo/image reproduction and print on both sides all for one low cost. Colour print also available.
The FemRev Collective is a Winnipeg group comprised of feminists from various feminist organizations and communities who came together in January 2008 as a coalition to organize a march for 2008 International Women’s Day. Since then, we have continued to meet and discuss feminist issues. We were also the Organizing Committee (OC) for the Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Conference held in Winnipeg in June 2011!
Junto Local 91 (Library)
Junto Local 91 is a collectively run, volunteer based, anarchist lending library, located on the second floor of the A-Zone at 91 Albert St. The Junto collective is dedicated to maintaining a comprehensive collection of radical reading material, as well as audio and video resources that are free for the public to use and enjoy. Our library offers materials in a range of subjects, from anarchism to gender issues, foreign policy to fiction and children’s literature, as well as a large selection of zines and periodicals from across Canada and the world.
Mondragón Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Mondragon is a political bookstore and vegan restaurant located in Winnipeg’s historic exchange district. The word Mondragon comes from the Euskadi (Basque) town of the same name meaning “Dragon Mountain” in English. Located in Northern Spain, Mondragon – or Arrasate in the Basque language – is known for its extensive network of workers’ cooperatives, and has been the subject of numerous books and articles.
Inspired by this and many other examples of alternative economics and workplace democracy, our bookstore and coffeehouse is organized as a workers collective. We have no manager, and all worker members, regardless of starting skill or seniority, earn the same rate of pay. We call ours a “participatory” workplace – after the participatory economic model developed by co-authors Robin Hahnel and Michael Albert – and we feel that this structure is consistent with anarchist and libertarian socialist principles.
Natural Cycle Worker Co-op Limited
Natural Cycle Worker Co-op Limited strives to promote positive transportation choices by making appropriate technology and resources available for individuals to live healthier lives. Natural Cycle Courier offers citywide, all season local courier service. The only professional, environmentally ethical document and small parcel delivery service which guarantees that your delivery will be on time or its free. Natural Cycleworks is a commuter based bicycle retailer specializing in custom designed wheels and complete bikes. Natural Cycle’s expert mechanics can keep any bike functioning reliably year round. Natural Cycle Distribution offers single speed bicycle components to retailers across Canada. Now featuring: IRO frame-sets and hubs. Prairybike Fabrication is a local bicycle component fabrication and design company. Designed to fit all shapes and sizes of people; with transportation on their minds.
- Offices: Basement (Cycleworks), 2D (Courier)
ParIT Worker Collective
ParIT (pronounced as ‘parity’) offers information technology solutions for small and medium-sized organizations. We achieve this with software products that can be shared and modified; free software.
Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre
Named after the German anarchist Rudolf Rocker, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933, and who lectured widely in North America (including dozens of talks in Winnipeg between 1913 and his death in 1958), “the Rocker” functions as both a gallery and multi-purpose venue for social, political, and cultural events of interest to the anarchist, activist, and wider Winnipeg community. Anyone interested in booking space or curating an event — including music, art and photo exhibits, film screenings, political speakers, poetry slams, theatre, activist and technical workshops, or any other type of content — is invited to contact us.
War on Music
Companion record label to the collectively-owned record store of the same name, War on Music has released albums by Evil Survives, Razor, Sacrifice, Personality Crisis, Propagandhi, and others.
Winnipeg Copwatch believes that police brutality and misconduct are rights violations that no one should experience or tolerate. Formed in August 2006, Winnipeg Copwatch is an independent collective of volunteers working to end police brutality and misconduct in Winnipeg. We regularly patrol Winnipeg’s streets by car, bike, and on foot, observing and videotaping police interactions with the public without interfering with the police. Our goal on patrols is to deter rather than document police violence. Winnipeg Copwatch organizes Know Your Rights workshops to inform people of their rights when interacting with police. We host and participate in public events to encourage critical thinking about systemic discrimination and the role of police in society. We facilitate sharing circles to create safer spaces in which to tell stories and listen to people’s experiences of police abuse. In July of 2011, we held the Second International Copwatching Conference, featuring such people as Jaggi Singh, Andrea Ritchie, Kristian Williams, Leslie Spillet, Joaquin Cienfuegos, Billie Pierre, Harsha Walia, Jane Doe, Andrea Pritchett, Dave Bleakney, among many others.
Past Members & Ongoing Allies
- Amphibian Design
- Arbeiter Ring Publishing
- Canada-Palestine Support Network
- Central American-Canadian Institute for Community Development
- Food Not Bombs
- G7 Welcoming Committee Records
- Urban Shaman Gallery
- Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op
- Okiijida Warriors’ Society
- Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women (MACSW)
- Manitoba Women in Trades & Technology cooperative (MBWITT)
- Anarchist Black Cross (Winnipeg)