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(en) Canada, Vancouver, Revolutionary May Day - Call-out for an anarchist contingent at the Labour March

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Date Sat, 1 May 2004 08:14:39 +0200 (CEST)


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After years of avoiding May Day, and the spirit of rebellion that makes
up its history, the BC Federation of Labour and the Vancouver and District
Labour Council is calling for a march and rally this May 1st.
In contrast to the union bosses, and in the wake of the street clashes
in Seattle at the World Trade Organization summit in 1999, anarchists in
Vancouver have consistently worked to revive May Day as forum to both
celebrate our resistance and disturb the peace of the wealthy ruling class.
The anarchist roots of May Day are undeniable. More than one
hundred years ago our comrades in Chicago marched side by with
thousands of unemployed and working people through the streets of
rich neighbourhoods, calling for uncompromising warfare against
the bosses of this world. Because of their struggle, four anarchists
were executed by the state, but their memory served to inspire a new
generation of anarchists, unemployed people, and working class
rebels to take up the fight for freedom.

We are calling for an anarchist contingent at the May Day labour
march, to unify our forces, to join rank-and-file workers in solidarity,
and to continue May Day’s dignified tradition of resistance.

Afterwards we will join the Mayworks event in Grandview Park, and
will take part in an Anti-Capitalist/Anarchist May Day parade and
action.

Look for the Black and Black-and-Red Flags!!! Bring drums, pots
and pans and noise-makers!!!

For the Labour March we’ll meet at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre Plaza, in the southwest corner (at the corner of Georgia and
Hamilton Streets) - May 1st, 11:00am

Followed by the May Day Parade and Anarchist May Day Action,
4:00pm at Grandview Park on Commercial Drive, with free food.
Bring drums, pots and pans and noise-makers!!!

- May Day Anarchist Organizing Group

also check out...

The History of Mayday - Working Class Café

Where: 1874 Kingsway, Palestine Community Centre
When: Tuesday, 27th of April 2004 from 8:30 PM until
approximately 11:30 PM
Featuring: The Miller Eastman Band, presentations on May Day,
Friends of John Graham, and their work to stop his extradition to
the US, and BC indigenous sovereigntists Frank Martin and
Telquaa.

Vancouver Mayworks Festival 2004
http://users.resist.ca/~mayworks/
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submitted By May Day Anarchist Organizing Group
on Autonomy & Solidarity http://auto_sol.tao.ca


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