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(en) Mayday 2000 International Contacts and Resources List (Feb 7)

From <tcjohans@yahoo.com>
Date Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:56:11 -0500

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

            M A Y D A Y   2 0 0 0
Global Day of Action, Resistance and Carnival

(last updated on February 7, 2000)

NEEDED: Translators !!! To make Mayday information
available in every language, now especially Russian,
Arabic, Dutch, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Polish,
Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Indonesian, and Thai. Ca
1400 words.

* Activists in SEATTLE: In the contact info below,
there is no email address, and the web site mentioned
does not seem to work. 
* Activists in FINLAND: The email address mentioned in
the contact info below does not work. 


New contacts in: 
Graz, Austria
London, England (one more)
Southampton, England
New Zealand
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Long Island, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Riverside, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA

New discussion list:
New Zealand (national discussion list)

New web site:
New Zealand MayDay2K
Mayday in Italy

New translation of Mayday information:


I. General info about this list
  New Zealand
  United States of America
A. Discussion lists
B. Mayday news subscription
C. Mayday internet club
D. Web sites
E. Mayday information text
- Czech
- English
- French
- Italian
- Portuguese
- Spanish
- Swedish
F. International Contacts and Resources List
G. Worldwide activist directories
- Global Grassroots Resistance Directory
- Soman’s Revolutionary Socialist Links Page
IV. The Mayday 2000 Global Day of Action
V. References

The contacts and resources list below is for activists
planning to take action on May 1, 2000 as part of a
CAPITALISM. This day will continue the June 18 and
November 30 global days of action that took place in
1999. (see sections IV and V for more info) 
The contacts list serves to facilitate decentralized
and non-hierarchic networking for the day among
sympathetic groups and individuals. If you plan to
take action, please check that the relevant contact
information below is correct. For additions,
corrections or comments, please contact
Anyone planning to take action can send in contact
information to facilitate networking. This can be for
instance (i) a particular group, (ii) a coalition of
groups or individuals, or (iii) a single individual.
In the case of a coalition consisting of several
groups, there might be a point in providing contact
information not only for the coalition as a whole, but
also for each participating group, to facilitate
individual networking.
Contact information may include for instance (a) name
of country, city, and state; (b) name of group,
coalition, or individual; (c) events being planned;
(d) land address; (e) email address; (f) telephone
number; (g) fax number; (h) web site, (j) mailing
list. When you send in your contact information,
please write “New M1 contact in [your country,
city/location]” in the subject field.
If you have not got access to email, you can send in
your contact information by filling in a form at the
International Lobster Party web site at
<http://www.lobster1.dircon.co.uk/> and submitting it
directly from there. 
Please note that the contacts list is public.
The resources list gives information about resources
that can be of use for co-ordinative and preparatory
work, including networking, e.g. mailing lists, news
groups, and web sites, and also texts useful for
networking, such as Mayday information in various
languages, and a few directories of activist-minded
groups around the world.

(# countries: 10, # specific locations: 35)


Port Augusta
* Earthdream 2000
Plans: A three month anti nuke convoy kicking off on
May 1, crossing the centre of Australia to Jabiluka,
and involving a cross section of motivated people
determined to forge a new movement towards a more
sustainable future.
Email: ohmsnotbombs@microsuxx.com

* MD2k Sydney
Email: mayday2k@doityourself.com

Wollongong, New South Wales
* Van Badham
Email: cippra@speedlink.com.au


* Email: (1st:) mayday2000graz@hotmail.com,
(2nd:) i_furiosi@email.com


* WTO Caravan
Plans: Provide info on M1 events across Canada.
Email: mike@flora.org
Web site: http://wtocaravan.org/mayday2k/

Argenta, B.C.
* Ahimsazine
Plans: Networking with supporters
Land address: D. Affinity Place, Argenta BC Canada V0G
Telephone: Dick Martin 250 366 4682
Email: ahimsazine@xoommail.com
Web site: http://members.xoom.com/AhimsaZine

* Email: briane@tao.ca

<snip the trots>

* Vancouver Committee Against Corporate Globalization
Email: everton@sfu.ca

Victoria, B.C.
* Resist Corporate Rule
Telephone: (250) 384-4676


* MayDay 2000
Plans: “MAYDAY 2000: A Festival of Anarchist Ideas and
Action”, 28th April - May 1.
Land address: BM Mayday, London, WC1N 3XX, UK
Telephone/Fax: +44 (0) 20 8374 5027
Press enquiries: 07989 451 096
Email enquiries: mayday2k@email.com 
Web site: http://www.freespeech.org/mayday2k/
Discussion list: To join the UK mailing list, send a
blank email to
* Reclaim the Streets
Land address: RTS, PO Box 9656, London N4 4JY
Telephone: 0171.281 4621
Email: rts@gn.apc.org
Web site: www.gn.apc.org/rts
* South Kilburn Anarchists & Radicals
Plans: Resistance to police brutality
Email: skar6@hotmail.com

* Manchester May Day 2000 coalition 
(Open to all; come and get involved.)
Plans: Carnival, Open Forum, Teach-In, Festival,
March, Direct Actions, Workshops, and much, much more.
We want to make Mayday 2000 the biggest demonstration
of solidarity in Manchester ever. Contact details and
event listings are available on the web site.
Fax: (0870) 131-8428
Email: nnc@mayday2000.fsnet.co.uk
Web site: http://www.mayday2000.fsnet.co.uk

* Sheffield Mayday
(Meetings open for anyone to attend.)
Email: sheffieldmayday@disinfo.net
Web site: http://www.sheffieldmayday.ukf.net
(updated regularly with details of next meetings etc.)

* Email: a183099@hotmail.com


* Email: mayday2000@go.to
Web site: http://go.to/mayday2000


* J18 Hellas
Email: j18hellas@hotmail.com
Web site: http://www.geocities.com/j18hellas 


* Email: milarepa@mail.com
Web site: http://www.go.to/mayday2000it or
(Informazioni su Mayday 2000 in italiano. Informazioni
su eventi, iniziative e contatti per Mayday 2000 in
paesi di lingua italiana.)


* Basisdemocratic Network
Email: bn@antenna.nl
Web site: http://www.antenna.nl/~bn


* A network of different movements preparing for 1
May. Actions are being coordinated on the web site and
list server below.
Email: nzmayday2k@hotmail.com
Web site:
Discussion list: To join the New Zealand discussion
list, send a blank email to
<NZMayDay2K-subscribe@onelist.com> or visit
<http://www.onelist.com/community/NZMayDay2K>. The
list owner can be contacted at


Arcata, California
* Progressive Alliance of HSU
Plans: A May Day festival and rally for the campus of
Humboldt State University.
Land address: Office of Clubs & Activities, University
Center, HSU, Arcata, CA USA 95521
Voicemail: (707) 441-7160 
Fax: (call for fax #)
Email: progress@axe.humboldt.edu
Web site: http://www.humboldt.edu/~progress

Ashland, Oregon
* Plans: A day of action and education.
Contact: Conan Riojas
Land address: 8014 Dead Indian Memorial Rd., Ashland, 
Oregon 97520
Telephone: 541-488-9471
Email: rioj7837@students.sou.edu

Berkshire County, Massachusetts
* Berkshire Radical Labor Council
Email: genchad3@aol.com
Plans: Street theater at several prominent locations
Berkshire County. Possible Caravan to NYC.

Boston, Massachusetts
* Boston Encuentro, Sabate Anarchist Group
Plans: Carnival of Resistance Against The Boston Stock
Land address: c/o Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus
Ave., Boston, MA 02118
Email: Montyneill@aol.com (Boston Encuentro)

Chicago, Illinois
* Chicago Mayday Coalition
Plans: March and actions
Discussion list: <chicagomayday@egroups.com>
(list manager: kimkates@aol.com)
Web site: www.chicagomayday.org
** Email (tentative): tcjohans@hotmail.com
** Art & Revolution
Contact: Kelly Ann Norris
Telephone: 773-645-9211
Email: kellyann_n@yahoo.com 
** Autonomous Zone (A-zone)
Land address: 2012 W. Chicago Ave.
Mail address: 1573 N. Milwaukee Ave., PMB 420,
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-252-6019
Email: azone@wwa.com

Dallas / Ft. Worth area, Texas
* Winfred Richardson
Email: patriot001@directlink.net
Land address: P.O. Box 94, Lone Oak, Tex 75453
Telephone: 903-447-4211

Gainesville, Florida
* Plans: Labor videos, march/critical mass, speakout,
picnic, dance party, etc. and pirate radio broadcast
of the events. On April 28-30, campout in Ocala
National Forest with direct action training, workshops
on labor history, diy health, practical anarchism,
sustainability, homebrewing, polyamory, pagan culture,
kids crafts, midwifery, herbalism, composting, etc.,
an acoustic music festival, and much involvement from
Food Not Bombs, Earth First, IWW, and the Radical
Land address: PO Box 17838, Clearwater, FL 33762
Telephone: (727) 538-9050 
Email: <mayday0@mailcity.com> or
Web site: www.geocities.com/maydayflorida/ 

Hamptons, Long Island
* Samm 
Email: mizanthropic@yahoo.com
Web site: http://come.to/ms.anthropy

Lincoln, Nebraska
* Email: kevin@dsndata.com 

Long Island
* May Day 2000 Organizing Committee (Modern Times
Collective, LI Students for Peace and Justice, etc.)
Plans: May Day 2000 Campaign: DIY Flea Market (Feb
11); teach-in on IMF, World Bank, and WTO (Feb 15 &
17); 'Seattle was only the Beginning' Youth Conference
(March 4); protest in Washington, D.C. against IMF and
World Bank (April 16); Street Party and Critical Mass
against Neo-Liberalism (April 29)
Email: mayday2000@aao.net or mtc@aao.net
Web site: www.aao.net

Los Angeles, California
* Michelle Carey
Email: mlcarey@ucla.edu

Madison, Wisconsin
* Wisconsin Earth Day to May Day Coalition
Plans: Earth Day to May Day events
Telephone: 608-255-1800 and 608-262-9036
Land address: 31 University Square, Taychopera,
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Email: not known
Contact: Jefe
Email: cwgea@hotmail.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota
* power4u
Email: power4u@mtn.org 

New Orleans, Louisiana
* MayDay organizing committee for New Orleans, LA
Plans: A campaign to raise New Orleanians out of
poverty, to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, for
May Day to be a legal holiday, and to erase all debts
owed by workers. Also actions.
Phone number: (504) 945-4652 or (504) 897-3310
Web Site:
Email: <jbrite@acadiacom.net> or

New York City, New York
* Email: Nitsu1999@aol.com
Discussion list: <mayday2k-NYC@onelist.com> Join by
sending an email to

Northwest USA
* Email: kitchenwitchrune@yahoo.com

Olympia, Washington
* Mayday Action Committee
Plans: Groups and individuals working together for a
weeklong festival/conference with awareness raising,
and preparation for enormous direct action and
celebration on May 1.
Meetings: Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Praxis community
organizing center 
Telephone: 357-4830 or 236-8859
Email: mayday2k@graffiti.net 
Web site: www.mayday2k.org/oly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* possibly Philadelphia Direct Action Network (yet to
be decided)
Plans: Action in Philadelphia or traveling to New
Email: danceandscream@gardener.com
Telephone: 1-888-341-6587 (voicemail for Philadelphia
based Animal Defense
League - PA)

Philadelphia / New York City / Washington DC area
* Plans: Carnival against capitalism
Contact: Zeljko (Jake) Cipris
Land address: 90 Undercliff Road, Millburn, NJ 07041
Telephone: 973-467-6773
Email: Zcipris@aol.com

Phoenix, Arizona
* Arizona Direct Action
Email: scarab@futureone.com
Discussion list: To join the Southwest USA regional
mailing list, go to
<www.onelist.com/subscribe/ArizonaDirectAction>, or
send a blank email to

Riverside, California
* Email: tuned_out_1999@yahoo.com

San Francisco, California 
* Thorn 
Plans: Presumably larger action.
Land address: Box 138, Boonville, CA 95415 
Email: thorn@pacific.net 
Telephone: 707-937-4551 or, on Th & Fr, 707-468-1660 
Fax to: attention'thorn' (Mendocino Environmental
Center) 707-462-2370 

Seattle, Washington 
* Plans: Rally, march.
Email: not known
Web site: http://members.xoom.com/maydayseattle
(I cannot find this web site.)

Shelton, Connecticut
* Email: Pnywise123@aol.com
News group / message board: ctAnarchy@onelist.com

Washington, District of Colombia
* Mid-Atlantic Infoshop
Plans: See web sites below. Leaning towards creative
and fun activities. Also encouraging folks to go to
New York City.
Email: chuck@tao.ca
Web sites:  http://www.disfigurine.com/mayday/ (D.C.
events) and http://www.infoshop.org/mayday2000.html
(May Day around the world)
* Global Unity Movement
Plans: Caravan from California to Washington D.C. to
shutdown the IMF and World Bank meetings on April
16-17. In further planning we will probably have more
of an idea of where we will be on May 1. We are
looking for any kind of support on the East Coast. 
Email: globalunity@home.com


The mailing lists below may be suitable for
discussions and co-ordinative work surrounding the
Mayday 2000 Global Day of Action. Please note that the
lists are public and that anyone can subscribe to
them; therefore be careful about what you write.  
Please do set up a list for your own language, country
or city, if you feel it is needed!
Some companies give you a free email address you can
name by yourself and that will not be easily traceable
to you. The company may choose to reveal your
identity, so it is not 100% 'safe'. Free email
providers include www.hotmail.com, www.yahoo.com,
www.mailexcite.com, www.rocketmail.com,
www.geocities.com, and www.mailcity.com.

* English      (international discussion lists)
For discussion, co-ordination, and announcements
surrounding the May 1 Global Day of Action. The
primary language is English. There is one moderated
and one unmoderated list. 
** Unmoderated list   <mayday2k@onelist.com>.
The original international mailing list for MayDay in
English. Traffic tends to become quite high, since the
discussion easily extends into topics of questioned
relevance to the organisational work. Members have
access to a calendar and files area, where they are
encouraged to place files (posters, flyers, stickers,
etc.) Join at  www.onelist.com/subscribe/mayday2k, or
send a blank email to
**	Moderated list   <mayday2k-mod@onelist.com>.
Set up in response to the high traffic on the
unmoderated list, this list, which is moderated, aims
at strictly organisational work around Mayday. Join at
www.onelist.com/subscribe/mayday2k-mod, or send a
blank email to <mayday2k-mod-subscribe@onelist.com>. 
The list’s moderator seeks help: anyone willing to be
a moderator for the list can contact him at

* Portuguese      (international discussion list) 
<n30-pt@listserv.si.fct.unl.pt>. Originally set up for
communication around the November 30 Global Day of
Action, this list lingers on as a suitable forum for
discussing Mayday 2000. The primary language is
Portuguese. Join by sending an empty note to

* North America      (continental discussion list)
<pga-org@lists.tao.ca> Supports North American
participation in activities connected with PGA.  One
immediate focus now will be Mayday 2000 actions. To
join, send a message to <lists@tao.ca>. In the body of
the message, include the following two lines:
subscribe pga-org

* Ireland      (national discussion list) 
Ireland specific anti-WTO mailing list. Join by
sending a blank email to

* New Zealand      (national discussion list)
<NZMayDay2K@onelist.com>. A Mayday 2000 mailing list
for New Zealand discussions. Join by sending a blank
email to <NZMayDay2K-subscribe@onelist.com> or visit
http://www.onelist.com/community/NZMayDay2K . The list
owner can be contacted at

* United Kingdom      (national discussion list)
<mayday2000@egroups.com>. A Mayday 2000 mailing list
for UK discussions. Join by sending a blank email to

* Southwest USA      (regional discussion list)
<ArizonaDirectAction@onelist.com>. The language of
this list is English. To join, send a blank email to 
<ArizonaDirectAction-subscribe@onelist.com> or go to

* Web co-ordination      (subject specific discussion
<m1web@onelist.com>. A forum for people working with
web sites and other internet resources around the
Mayday 2000 Global Day of Action, to facilitate the
discussion, dissemination, and co-ordination of these
resources. To subscribe, please send an email to

* Anti-border and migration control actions 
(subject specific discussion list)
<bordermayday@coyote.kein.org>. For internationally
discussing and coordinating decentralized actions
against borders and migration control in the context
of Mayday 2000. To join, send an email to
<bordermayday-request@coyote.kein.org> with the
command "subscribe bordermayday" (without quotes) in
the body of the message. For help, send an email with
the command "help".

* Anarchoprop      (subject specific discussion list)
Email list dedicated to propaganda. People and groups
post the texts of their pamphlets etc., for anyone to
copy and use. To join, send an empty message to
For more information, email

Subscribers to the news group below will receive
regular information by email about the major
developments surrounding the Mayday 2000 Global Day of
Action. (See section III. A. Discussion Lists above
for how to get a free email address.)

* Mayday 2000 (international news group)
Regular, low-traffic information (2 to 4 messages per
week) surrounding Mayday: translations of the Mayday
2000 information text, updates of the international
contacts and resources list, information about mailing
lists and major web sites, updates about preparations
and events leading up to Mayday, and eventually
reports from the actions of the day itself. Please
send an empty email message to
<globalaction-news-subscribe@onelist.com> to join.

Members of the club below will be able to access a
special Mayday site on the internet where they can
post messages on the message board (much like a
discussion mailing list, although not done over
email), chat online, upload photos, add links, invite
other activists, and schedule events. 

* Global Day of Mass Protests
A club dedicated to discussing and promoting the
Mayday protests, and opportunities to take action.

Below is a list of web sites with information relevant
to M1.
If you want to set up a web page, some companies
provide space in return for advertising on your pages.
Be warned that they may remove your pages if they do
not like what you say. Free page providers include
www.geocities.com and www.tripod.com .

* International Lobster Party
Contact: lobster_party@hotmail.com
(Full international contacts list. Groups intending to
take action can directly submit their contact info to
the International Contacts and Resources List, by
filling in a form on the web site. Many downloadable
resources for co-ordination and promotion. Links to
other Mayday sites and to Mayday history.)

* Mid-Atlantic Infoshop
Contact: chuck@tao.ca
(Links to several local Mayday sites around the

* WTO Caravan (Canada)
(Info on M1 events across Canada; a nice collection of
M1 banners. Focus on the PGA.)

* Manchester May Day 2000
Contact: nnc@mayday2000.fsnet.co.uk
(Manchester focus.)

* AMR Helsinki
<http://www.dlc.fi/~ravelre/m1/index.html> or
Contact: amr_hki@hotmail.com
(General international Mayday information. Some
banners and links.)

* Mayday Florida 2000

* New Zealand MayDay2K

* Protest.Net <http://m1.protest.net>
Contact: rabble@Protest.Net
(The full Mayday 2000 International Contacts and
Resources List, though possibly not the most recent

* Global Action <http://flag.blackened.net/global>

* Mayday 2000 in London
(London focus.)

* Mayday in Italy
<http://www.go.to/mayday2000it> or
(Information about Mayday 2000 in Italian. Information
on events, actions and contacts for Mayday 20000 in
Italian speaking countries.
Informazioni su Mayday 2000 in italiano. Informazioni
su eventi, iniziative e contatti per Mayday 2000 in
paesi di lingua italiana.)

* Mayday 2k <www.mayday2k.org>
(Cannot find this site.)

* Mayday Seattle
(Cannot find this site.)

* Peoples’ Global Action (PGA) 
<http://www.go.to/agp> or <http://www.agp.org>
(plans to set up a Mayday 2000 website)
Contact: desaparecido@gmx.de
Requests help with shaping an interactive PGA website
for information in several languages, contact
addresses, how to subscribe to lists planning stuff,
self desciptions of groups and movements, pictures,
sharing flyers, political analysis, realtime video
footage and sound recordings, updates about actions
around the world, etc. Contact <desaparecido@gmx.de>
or <pga@agp.org>.

Updated, concise text about the Mayday 2000 Global Day
of Action, including basic information about how to
get involved (mailing lists and news group) plus web
sites and references. It can be used to spread
information about Mayday 2000, promote it, and build
up networks around it. Substantial parts of the most
recent version are included below, in section IV.
The text has been translated into different languages,
and these translations are displayed at
To get any of them as a file, either download from
that site or see instructions below. 

* Czech   Download from
or write to <mduricek@chzs.com> with the subject line:
“Request: Czech translation of Mayday information

* English   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
“Request: Mayday 2000 information text”

* French   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
line: “Request: French translation of Mayday
information text”

* Italian   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
line: “Request: Italian translation of Mayday
information text”

* Portuguese   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
line: “Pedido: Proposta para Dia de Acção Global 1 de

* Spanish   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
line: “Request: Spanish translation of Mayday
information text”

* Swedish   Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
line: “Önskas: Svensk översättning av


More translations needed! To make the Mayday
information text available in every language, now
especially Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Chinese, Hindi,
Urdu, Polish, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Indonesian,
Swedish and Thai. Ca 1400 words. Please write to
<tcjohans@hotmail.com> with offers. 

Includes contact information of all Mayday 2000
contacts around the world who plan action, as well as
information of major resources available, such as
mailing lists, web sites, and texts.
Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
“Request: Mayday 2000 International Contacts and
Resources List”


* Global Grassroots Resistance Directory
A new-born world-wide directory with the ambitious aim
of listing all the group in the world, in every
country, that we might like to involve in a Global Day
of Action against Capitalism. Extensive, but still
incomplete. (Help needed. Please contact
<tcjohans@hotmail.com> with offers to help.)
Download from
or write to <tcjohans@hotmail.com> with the subject
“Request: Global Grassroots Resistance Directory”

* Soman’s Revolutionary Socialist Links Page
When coming to this page, click the link marked
“links”, which will take you to an enormous and
well-sorted directory of links to activist groups
around the world. A good starting point for networking
in any given country. On the links page, do not forget
to check the link marked “addresses”, which leads to a
few other very useful directories.

May 1 will be the next Global Day of Action against
Capitalism after June 18 and November 30 last year.
Many groups around the world are preparing for this
event, in recognition that the capitalist system,
based on the exploitation of people, societies and the
environment for the profit of a few, is the prime
cause of our social and ecological troubles. May 1
will offer a perfect symbolic and real opportunity to
build up our struggles against it. Activists in New
York are planning to close down Wall Street, and in
London there will be a four-day long carnival against
capitalism. Other major cities involved are Sydney
(Australia), Toronto, Vancouver (Canada), Manchester,
Sheffield (England), Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los
Angeles, New Orleans, and Washington (USA). The
international contacts list, which is growing every
day, now includes groups and coalitions in 10
countries and 35 cities around the world. In addition,
May 1 has been endorsed as a Day of Action by the
Peoples’ Global Action (PGA) international conference
in India in August. 
May 1 proceeds from the successes of the previous
Global Days of Action against Capitalism on June 18
and November 30 last year, and expands on them in the
same spirit. Through those Days of Action our networks
grew, we learned much, and we saw many new people
engage themselves. May 1 will continue this process of
building up a strong, bold, and creative grassroots
movement against the exploitation and oppression of
people, communities, and the environment, and for
solidarity, co-operation, grassroots democracy, and
ecological sustainability. It will foster networking
and shared organizing within our communities. For
since diverse issues often can be considered from
point of view of a comprehensive critique of the
capitalist system, May 1 will be a good opportunity
for bringing separate struggles and actions together.
While also raising awareness about local and global
issues, and about their interrelationship, the Day
will increase global solidarity. The Day will thus
facilitate mobilization for large-scale actions, which
can have an empowering effect on individuals and
communities alike. 
As on previous occasions, people of different
movements and different countries will therefore join
forces on this Day against the social, political, and
economic institutions of the capitalist system.
Workers, the unemployed, students, trade unionists,
peasants, the landless, fishers, women groups, ethnic
minorities, indigenous peoples, peace activists,
environmental activists, ecologists, and so on will
work in solidarity with one another in the
understanding that their various struggles are not
isolated from each other. The simultaneous occupation
and transformation of the capitalist social order
around the globe – in the streets, neighbourhoods,
fields, factories, offices, commercial centres,
financial districts, and so on – will strengthen
mutual bonds at the local, national, and international
As before, the Day will be organised in a
non-hierarchical way, as a decentralised and informal
network of grassroots groups that employ
non-authoritarian, grassroots democratic forms of
organisation, struggle independent of the social,
political, and economic institutions of the capitalist
system, and seek to effect change directly through
their own action. Each event or action will be
organised autonomously by each group, while coalitions
of various movements and groups can be formed at the
local, regional, and national levels. Each group
chooses autonomously how to take part in the Day,
whether for instance to campaign against the entire
capitalist system as such or to concentrate on a
single issue or aspect of it. A strategy that may be
useful at the local level is that various groups
co-operate in creating a surrounding atmosphere of
carnival and festivity as a setting for their various
Examples of conceivable actions are: 
strikes - demonstrations - critical mass bike rides -
carnivals - street parties - reclaiming streets,
government land or office buildings for non-commersial
and good activities - marches - music - dancing -
speeches - handing out flyers - banner hangings -
distributing community controlled newspapers - street
theatre - building gardens - handing out free food -
mock trade fairs - offering no interest loans outside
major banks - solidarity actions - pickets -
occupations of offices - blockades and shutdowns -
appropriating and disposing of luxury consumer goods -
sabotaging, wrecking, or interfering with capitalist
infrastructure - appropriating capitalist wealth and
returning it to the working people - declaring oneself
independent from capitalism and authoritarian
governments - setting up grassroots' community
councils and holding meetings outside city halls -
setting up economic alternatives, like workers'
co-operatives - promoting economic alternatives to
capitalist companies - promoting grassroots based
forms of community organisation
If you or your group plan to join this Day of Action,
please let others know as soon as possible, to
facilitate networking and communication. There are
several international mailing lists available for open
discussions and co-ordination (see below). A public
international contacts list is regularly posted to
them in order to facilitate decentralized and
non-hierarchic networking. To have your contact
information added to it, please contact
<tcjohans@hotmail.com>, indicating (a) the country and
location in which you plan to take action, plus any
other information you see fit, for instance (b) the
name of your group, coalition or yourself, (c) the
events or actions being planned, (d) your land
address, (e) email address, (f) telephone number, (g)
fax number or (h) web site. 
There are many things we need to do, to make the best
of May 1 at the global, local, and national levels. We
need to spread information about it among as many
suitable groups and movements as possible. We need to
spread and share propaganda materials, such as
leaflets and posters. And, in general, we need to
share our experiences, thoughts and ideas with one
other and help each other out. At the local level,
information about the Day needs to be spread and
discussed among groups and individuals, meetings need
to be organized, events planned, leaflets printed and
distributed, funds raised, laughter and conversation
The process of building up our movements can and
should be continued through further Global Days of
Action against Capitalism in the future. A suitable
occasion that has been proposed for next time, after
Mayday, may be September 27-28, 2000, because of the
annual meeting between the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) and the World Bank taking place in Prague, Czech
Republic at that time.
Any ‘inquiries’ or concerns about the Mayday Global
Day of Action should be directed to other activists in
your group, city, or country or on the various mailing
lists, for us to mutually help each other with ideas
and advise. There is noone in charge or pulling the
strings for the Day. It will be a radically
decentralised and non-hierarchic event entirely of our
own creation in co-operation and solidarity with one

NEEDED: Translators !!! To make Mayday information
available in every language, now especially Russian,
Arabic, Dutch, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Polish,
Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Indonesian, and Thai. Ca
1400 words.


Mayday 2000 Global Day of Action (M1)
See for instance
www.infoshop.org/mayday2000.html or
http://wtocaravan.org/mayday2k/ .

June 18, 1999 Global Day of Action (J18)
see www.infoshop.org/june18.html or www.j18.org

November 30, 1999 Global Day of Action (N30)
see http://go.to/n30 or www.seattlewto.org/n30

Peoples’ Global Action (PGA)
see www.go.to/agp or www.agp.org/agp/index.html 
or contact <pga@agp.org>

Prague, Czech Republic, September 27-28, 2000
see www.destroyimf.org, www.bankwatch.org or

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