maybe to help people find stuff going on in their city or one nearby, search the thread for your city or one nearby
I assume this first one is for Seattle
Call for May Day Anti-Capitalist / Anti-State March - May 1st, 2013
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:44am
Spring has sprung! This is a call for everyone who wants to celebrate May 1st by honoring the history and struggle of May Day. We will converge together in solidarity with our comrades facing repression from last year's May 1st demonstrations and also to continue to stand against the oppression of our everyday lives in all forms, from the borders to the prisons and from bosses to the police. May Day is a day of tradition, a day to remember all our comrades that can't be here with us and to remind each other that our struggle is global!
Meet on Wednesday May 1st at the corner of Pine & Broadway (SCCC) at 6pm. There will be a rally and a march.
London May Day Organising Committee have announced a march and rally on Wednesday 1st May 2013 to celebrate International Workers' Day (also known as May Day).
ASSEMBLE CLERKENWELL GREEN EC1 12.00
MARCH TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE STARTS 13.00
Saturday 4th May 2013
ABERDEEN (organised by Aberdeen Trades Union Council)
Assemble: Union Street Rally: Castlegate
For more information contact: Brian Carroll on 07826 890 342.
DUNDEE (organised by Dundee Trades Union Council)
Assemble 11.30 am Hilltown Park
Rally 12 noon , Albert Square at Burns’ Statue
Speakers to be confirmed.
For more information contact : Mike Arnott, email@example.com, 07951 443656
EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS (organised by Midlothian TUC/Edinburgh & Lothians May Day Committee)
Assemble 11.00 am Johnston Terrace
March off 11.30 am to Pleasance Theatre for rally
Lynn Henderson (PCS)
Mike Dailley (Govan Law Centre)
Susan Archibald (Disability Rights Activist)
Stacey Devine (NUS).
Music from Wendy Weatherby
Penny Stone and Stockbridge Pipe Band
Compere: Susan Morrison
There will also be workshops on Stop Trident / No to Nato, Music and Organising Migrant Workers.
IRVINE (organised by Irvine and North Ayrshire Trades Union Council)
Assemble 10.30 am Vineburgh Centre, Quarry Road, Irvine
March off 11.00 am to Vineburgh Centre for rally with speakers, stalls and entertainment
Bruce Kent, former General Secretary of CND
For more information contact: Arthur West on 07826127759
Sunday 5th May 2013
GLASGOW (organised by Glasgow Trades Union Council)
The Glasgow May Day celebrations will take place this year in the O2 Academy, Eglinton Street.
At the time of going to print detailed meeting point/timings for assembling have not been advised by the City Council.
Speakers so far include Neil Findlay MSP and Tommy Gorman.
For more information contact: Tricia Donnelly on 0141 334 9983
I saw some posters in downtown L.A. calling for, yup you guessed it, GENERAL STRIKE!! Who doest this shit?
Brospierre-Albanian baseball was played with a frozen ball of shit and tree branch
"History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of the Soviet Union."
Henry L. Stimson: U.S. Secretary of War
Take the word “fear” and the phrase “for what, it’s not going to change anything” out of your minds and take control of your future.
[I]Juan Jose Fernandez, Asturias
"I want to give a really bad party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there's a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see"
I was literally going to start this same thread. great minds think alike, and so do ours.
I'll keep an ear to the ground for Bay Area a actions.:
Speak of the devil
apparently, Portland is no longer radical. I am going to stay at a friend's apartment and eat pizza and watch six feet under and not watch the news and ignore all my text messages. Human Strike.
I'm gonna sticky this thread for now, at least until May Day 2013 comes and goes. That way comrades here will be able to check the thread out without having to find it amongst the others. Keep posting updates folks! If there's a May Day action happening near you, tell us here!
"Socialist ideas become significant only to the extent that they become rooted in the working class."
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. . .Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
International Socialist Review
Marxists Internet Archive
Vancouver bc folks justo announced an action answering the call out from PNW
Saturday, 4 May 2013
10:00 until 13:30
Organised jointly by Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils & Manchester & Salford Trades Union Councils.
SAVE OUR NHS - NO TO CUTS & PRIVATISATION!
Fight ALL A&E, Ward and/or Hospital Closures!
DEFEND ALL JOBS & PUBLIC SERVICES!
Axe the Bedroom Tax - Scrap the Welfare Reforms!
MAKE THE RICH PAY - DON'T CUT THE POOR!
Assemble at Bexley Square, Salford from 10.00am for pre-March Rally.
March through Salford & City Centre Manchester.
Concluding Rally at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street.
There will be a broad platform of speakers at both at the pre-March & concluding Rally from a various unions, trades councils and campaign organisations.
Birmingham TUC May Day Sat. 4th May
[FONT=trebuchet ms,sans-serif]CHESTERFIELD MAYDAY[/FONT]
MAY DAY 2013
9.00am - 3.30pm. Stalls and Entertainment in Winding Wheel
10.30am. March Assembles at Town Hall
11.00am. March Off-Bruce Kent
11.30am. Rally & Speeches in Rykneld Square
12.30pm. - 4.15pm. Live Entertainment in Rykneld Square
Refreshments available all day in the Winding Wheel provided by Derbyshire Unemployed
#May1TO, May Day: Solidarity City! Status for All! Decolonize Now!
Posted in May Day
Start: May/01/2013 - 5:30 pm
Join us in the streets for our 8th Annual May Day of Action!
5:30pm, Wednesday May 1st, 2013
March starts at Toronto City Hall
On facebook: www.facebook.com/events/306795326114626
Videos from previous year: http://bit.ly/MayDayTOVids
Poster series imagining a Solidarity City: http://on.fb.me/12HV9DO
For seven years, you have marched on May Day to celebrate and invigorate migrant justice struggles in Toronto. On May 1st, 2013, let's take to the streets once again to build a Solidarity City. Solidarity City is a unified struggle for: Respect for Indigenous Sovereignty; Status for All; an End to Imperialism and Environmental Destruction; an End to Austerity and Attacks on the Poor and Continued Resistance against Patriarchy, Racism, Ableism & Homo/Transphobia.
Pipelines, tankers, mines, and so-called development projects are being forced onto the lands of Indigenous nations. Harper, like every Prime Minister who came before him, refuses to respect the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples and continues to neglect his treaty obligations, as seen in Omnibus Bill C-45. In the face of this and more, land defenders across Turtle Island continue to resist in powerful and inspiring ways. As we look towards an exciting summer of action and resistance fueled by the Idle No More movement and Defenders of the Land, this May Day let us honor all ongoing decolonization struggles and commit to continuing our support for Indigenous sovereignty.
The past year has seen the implementation of C-31, dubbed the Refugee Exclusion Act, further criminalizing migrants and expanding the detention and deportation machine. Jason Kenney announced the creation of a designated countries of origin, a racist, two tiered system under which refugees get fewer rights based on their place of birth. This past November, many of us honored our communities and confronted Minister Kenney when he showed up in Toronto. On May 1st, let us take to the streets to build community alliances and resistance once again.
Exploitative temporary worker programs continue to expand and many migrant workers continue to meet deportation, injuries and in some cases death. Workers are being forced to pay thousands of dollars to get jobs in Canada for which entire families go in to debt, yet no provisions exist for status on landing. Since Harper came into power, over 72,000 people have been locked up in immigration detention. In December we rallied in solidarity with security certificate detainees Mohammad Mahjoub, Mohamed Harkat and Mahmoud Jaballah and all those locked up in immigration detention. This May Day let us take to the streets to end detentions and deportations and to call for freedom to move, freedom to stay and freedom to return!
On February 21st, Toronto City Hall reaffirmed its promise to providing services to residents without full immigration status. We will continue to build a Solidarity City where communities work together to ensure justice and dignity for all residents. The history of Access Without Fear in Toronto is a long one and on May Day let us march to celebrate our victories and commit to continued struggle.
In the face of austerity, climate destruction, colonial and capitalist wars and interventions here and across the world that push people out of their homes, let us fight for status for all. Status for All is the struggle for self-determination, just livelihood, housing, food, education, healthcare, childcare, shelter, justice and dignity for all people, with or without immigration status.
Coordinated by a coalition of community groups including No One Is Illegal - Toronto, May 1st Movement and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. Endorsers include Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS), Camp Sis, Casa Salvador Allende, Educators for Peace and Justice. Health for All, Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, OPIRG York. Rhythms of Resistance - Toronto, Socialist Project, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Toronto New Socialists, Women's Coordinating Committe for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto] and more. To endorse the event, fill out this form http://bit.ly/ZDRwKU
JOIN MAY DAY!
- Organize a contingent: bring a group of people from your class, organization, neighbourhood, or union local to this demonstration, bring your demands, banners, flags and signs.
- Help fund a bus, food, transit tokens, ASL, and materials for the day. If you or your organization or union local can make donations of money or in-kind, please help us make this day as participatory and accessible as possible. Cheques can be made to No One Is Illegal and mailed to 260 Queen Street West, PO Box 60006, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z8. Please put May Day in the memo line and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
- Build the movement: add your organization to the list of endorsers for this day of action. Fill out this form http://bit.ly/ZDRwKU
- Get the word out. Call, text, and email your friends. Share the facebook events, or better yet, start your own! Make sure to tag everything, including pictures and videos after, with the hashtag #May1TO.
Sydney May Day March - A Proud Past, A Fighting Future
May Day Sydney 2013 on Sunday 5th May is looking like it’s going to be a big one.
The May Day Committee has asked each union to prepare a “float” to add colour and movement to the celebrations. We are seeking ideas, themes and/ or designs for the PSA float. Please forward your ideas to Caroline Staples at email@example.com
In addition to the traditional calling for PSA members to march in the May Day Parade, his year there will be a contingent of unionists riding motorcycle and scooters in the parade. If you want to take part in the parade on your motorcycle or scooter please contact Peter Kelly, PSA Organiser on email firstname.lastname@example.org or mob 0418 254 714.
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Seriously celebrating May Day the Sunday after? Wtf?
There were two “Reigns of Terror,” if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the “horrors” of the minor Terror, the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break? What is swift death by lightning compared with death by slow fire at the stake? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief Terror which we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror... --- Mark Twain
Also gonna mention here that there has been a call out for a week of action for the Grand Jury Resisters in the Pacific Northwest. http://pugetsoundanarchists.org/cont...4-may-1st-2013
And that you don't need a specific day with a specific amount of people to engage in a solidarity action with the Grand Jury Resisters or other.
"I'm anti-Republican and Democratic / if they self destruct that's anti-climactic"
fuck MayDay day
May 1st, 2013 stop playing pretend- what the fuck are you partying for look around at this wasteland we're all fucked