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(en) US, LA, Mayday Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Authoritarian Contingen - Gather at 11am at Olympic and Broadway

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2005 09:58:08 +0200 (CEST)


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Bring flags, banners, anti-authoritarian literature (in different
languages, English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese), yourself and your friends
Worldwide May 1st is recognized as International Worker's Day, a holiday
that carries with it a history of class struggle, state repression,
and resistance from the working class.
In 1886, 800,000 workers from all trades and factories throughout the
US went on strike demanding the eight-hour workday. The Ruling class
responded by sending out their lap-dog police forces, opening fire on
picketers, and in the end, framing, railroading, and murdering eight
anarchists in Chicago, known as the “Haymarket martyrs.”

In 1889, the American delegation attending the International Socialist
congress in Paris proposed that May 1st be adopted as a workers'
holiday. This was to commemorate working class struggle and the
"Martyrdom of the Chicago Eight". This is where we find our history;
this is Mayday!

The legacy of Mayday lives on to this day, with worldwide celebrations
of resistance, direct action, and complete shut downs of factories,
cities and whole regions. In the United States, the powers-that-be
replaced the powerful workers holiday, with their own state-sanctioned
event, otherwise known as “labor day”, in an attempt to once again
control and regulate working people. We are taught to forget the
significance and importance of this day because our bosses fear it; our
bosses fear our power and our significant history. They fear our
potential when we’re united and fighting in solidarity against their
capitalist power structure and their entire way of life based on their
greed. We will never forget and only struggle harder.

We realize that all forms of oppression are a result and stem from the
systems of capitalism and imperialism. We’re united against capitalism,
imperialism, authoritarianism and all its forms of degradation and
bondage. From South Korea to Argentina, from Palestine to LA, we are
building and we are resisting.

Although capitalists, racists and sexists don't like and even deny our
struggle, it will go on and grow. That's why on May 1st, the international
day of labour, we call for an anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian contingent
at the immigrant rights march organized by the MIWON Coalition.

We’re in solidarity with immigrants working in the garment district in
downtown, day laborers in the fields, and those that have been attacked
and assaulted by the racist Minute Men in Arizona. We passionately
believe that no human being is illegal, and borders are just a product
of the rich drawing lines between working people everywhere. We
recognize that global capitalism forces people to leave their homelands
in need of survival, which is a human right. As Revolutionary Anarchists
we oppose this system and instead believe that our communities must be
reclaimed by all of us, the people who they truly belong to.

This is a call for a non-black bloc contingent. The purpose of the
contingent is to not alienate ourselves, but integrate ourselves with
the rest of the march. Our goals are to make alliances and connections,
and to engage people there not just hand them flyers. Our contingent
will be accountable to everyone at the march, therefore we would have to
act accordingly and think tactically. This, in turn, will help us grow
to the critical point in which we can be effective in forms of protest
that go beyond the legal boundaries outlined by the state.

Always in struggle until humanity is free,

Southern California Revolutionary Anarchists

Make everyday a celebration for workers, internationally!!!!!!


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