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(en) Czech, afed: May 1 in the world -- As the anarcho-syndicists glorified him [machine translation]

Date Tue, 8 May 2018 09:24:31 +0300

In the countries where the International Workers' Associations (IWA) sections and associations work, their members recalled on May 1, mainly their fighting character, and called for the self-organization of workers. ---- Australia ---- The traditional meeting of the anarchists took place at the memorial of the fight for eight hours of work. The participants expressed their sympathy especially to Spanish friends, who are being persecuted by both the power and the reformists. ---- Bangladesh ---- The Bangladeshi anarcho-syndicalist organization organized a discussion meeting and demonstration, and then organized a large-scale Slate meeting with other organizations. The speech explained the origin and content of the term syndicalism and the principle of combating authoritarianism and authorities. And it also talked about specific local workplaces where the fight for workers' rights must be started.


Brazilian anarchists held May Day events in a number of cities. There was not just a concert in Porto Alegre, where a heavy rainfall made it impossible to put the equipment into operation. In the largest city of Brazil, Sao Paulo, the anarcho-syndicalists in the center of the city have been shown under the motto "Against Unemployment and Wage Reduction". They demand shortened working hours to six hours a day and thirty hours a week (without lowering salaries), guaranteeing a minimum wage of 4500 realities, and implementing agrarian reform (land-use, collectivisation and self-government). A demonstration against repression and over-riding took place in Arax.


The May Day events also took place in various cities in the UK. In Brighton on the Jubilee Square, the anarcho-syndicalists remembered the roots of the workers' and anarchist movement at a meeting called First May Overcame. The idea of the event was to strengthen mutual support among working, unemployed and tenants of apartments under the slogan "Conflicts are different, the exploiter only".


The Anarcho-Syndicists and their followers organized the May Day march in Varna under the slogan: "Today is not a holiday, but a day of struggle!" The speech called for people to unite in the fight against employability, low wages and poor working conditions.


The activists of the French CNT-AIT participated in the May Day trials in a number of cities and organized their own events. In Toulouse they screened the film about May 1968 and discussed the repression of the rebellious workers.


In Bhopal, central India, the anarchists recalled the anarchist roots of the First May, and the importance of the movement in the struggle for the rights of the working class all over the world. They also expressed solidarity with the specific fighting in India, where it was just that day that strikes for better working conditions, higher wages and layoffs.


Numerous anarchist demonstrations took place in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. Anarchists in the capital attacked members of the reactionary trade union KSPSI, the former official trade union organization of the Suhart regime.


Activists of the Libertarian Student Union ULE gathered at nine o'clock in Bogotá and under the black-and-red battalions passed through the streets to remind Chicago's events in 1886 and other war victims for social liberation.


Under the black-and-red flags, events took place in Bonn and Dortmund. In Bonn, several hundred people met on a demonstration of a global unconditional basic income. In Dortmund, the anarchist march through the center in the afternoon under the slogan "For the world without wage labor".


Anarchists gave out flyers at the First May in Oslo, which talked about the current "official" unions that are unable and willing to fight for the interests of the workers, and therefore anarcho-syndicalist struggle is essential to put an effective resistance of capital and state.


Union of Syndicalists of Poland The ZSP organized a series of events in different cities. Information meeting for young service workers was organized in Wroclaw. In Lodz, anarchists revered the memory of Chicago martyrs and all workers who perished in the struggle for freedom, dignity and social justice. They also expressed solidarity with friends who blocked the Fascist march in Warsaw. There have been clashes with both nationalists and the police.


Anarchist flags hatched in Lisbon in the march of the student movement Cancela and Propina.


In Moscow, Mayday's anarchist events were banned this year, and individuals were involved in the procession of left-wing groups, polled leaflets around the city, and organized an anarchist picnic.


The Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative of ASI was spreading the First Declaration in which it stressed that First May is not a feast and celebration of "left" parties and bureaucratic unions, but a day of remarks of hard struggles working for common interests.


A demonstration took place in Granada on the topic "Self-organization of the working class: solidarity and struggle!". The city's march was completed with a cultural program. The action was supported by a number of anarchist organizations, including the Black Sheep.

In Andalusian Cadiz, a meeting organized by the CNT-AIT branches of Cádiz and Chiclan was held under the motto "Organize and fight! More than ever: Anarchosyndicalism. Solidarity - Mutual Assistance - Direct Action ". The speeches, inter alia, have shown that the power of repression against the anarchist movement since the time of the Chicago strike has not yet ceased that the policy of the so-called workers' parties is directed against the workers, and the result is the loss of a number of rights fought in the past. There was a call to revive revolutionary syndicalism and lost class consciousness.

Manifestation and meeting in Alicante accompanied the blockade of streets related to labor conflicts in a company operating urban transport. Despite the efforts of the police to divert the march, everything was done according to the original plan and without incidents. There were talks about the political, economic and social problems faced by wage-earners.

Other Spanish May Day events took place, for example, in Albacete, Barcelona or Madrid. He went through the town under the slogan "Work to Everyone for Less".


Regardless of the rain and the strong wind, a massive May Day march took place in Malmö.


The Alliance of Solidarity Workers, WSA, has been spreading on this day a First Booklet and a number of other agitational materials.



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