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Announcement :: Politics
Providence Mayhem - Celebrating May Day
26 Apr 2005
**Providence, Rhode Island**

Mayhem…Celebrating May Day So Many Ways...
Actions, music, films, panels, readings, races and romps!
(all events are FREE *except AFSC benefit)
**Providence, Rhode Island**

Mayhem…Celebrating May Day So Many Ways...
Actions, music, films, panels, readings, races and romps!
(all events are FREE *except AFSC benefit)

Coming from out of town? Want more info?
contact: loveandresistance (at)

Wed April 27th
Textron Shareholders Meeting
RI Convention Center
This is their national/international meeting. Do you know how well
their stock is doing? Got something to say about it?
11:45 am meet on library steps, bring drums, signs, etc - to march over
to the Convention Center

Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing and Catastrophe in the 21st
Panel Discussion with Robert McNamara, former Sec of Defense during
Vietnam War
4pm @ the Watson Institute at Brown

Friday April 29th
Critical Mass Bike Ride
Garibaldi Park – Under the Pineapple on Atwells Ave
Meet @ 4:30; Ride at 5

Benefit Concert w/ David Rovics
for AFSC’s Veterans’ Heath Care Advocacy and Counter Recruitment
Beneficent Church, 8pm
300 Weybosset St
521-3584 / $10

Saturday April 30th
No Time to Be Silent Peace Vigil
12pm-1pm Memorial Square S. Main Street

Recycle A Bike Volunteer Work Day
1pm at City Arts
Recycle A Bike is a volunteer-run bicycle advocacy group that
distributes bikes for free and conducts children's educational programs
891 Broad Street, Providence, southside
Organizational day to prepare for the Big Move

Potluck BBQ, Seed/Seedling Swap, and Bike-In Movie
“The Corporation”
Summer Street off of Broad, behind Burger King, 7pm
Weather Permitting!

May Day, Sunday May 1
Alley Cat Bike Race
11am Armory Park
ends @ City Hall

Food Not Bombs
12-4pm Burnside Park
across from Kennedy Plaza

Providence Roller Derby
3pm @ Fleet Skating Center

Spring Fever: May Day Celebration
Food, drinks, raffle and the music of
BREAD and ROSES (Boston) and Rachel Jacobs (NYC)
9pm @ 28 Cemetery Street- off North Main

Monday May 2nd
Keep the Pressure on Textron Action
Meet @ 11:45 at Memorial Square (S. Main Street)
Bring Signs, Drums, Lunch

Tuesday May 3rd
Road to Haymarket & Trainwreck of Ideologies
Two short films about the history of the labor movement
Fox Point Library

A Reading by Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz
7pm @ the Black Rep
176 Westminster St

Saturday May 7
Help Recycle A Bike move to its new home @ the Steelyard
Meet at 10 am at City Arts 891 Broad
Bring your trucks & vans.

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Re: Providence Mayhem - Celebrating May Day
27 Apr 2005
Come back to Boston on Sunday for...


Sunday, May 1

No Bosses, No Borders:
Into the Streets for Freedom for Immigrants & All Working People!

On International Workers Day, we call for people of Boston and greater New England to take to the streets in opposition to capitalism. Capitalism is the enemy of the working class, the enemy of the immigrant, the enemy of all freedom loving people. We reject its wars, its governments, its immigration laws, and its exploitation and degradation of life.

We stand for a world free of bosses and borders. One day we will abolish them and seize control of our own lives, workplaces, and communities. In the meantime, this May Day, we will take back the streets of this city and stand in solidarity with the struggles of immigrant workers. We will make anti-capitalist resistance visible again. We will give new life to the new world that's in our own hearts and the hearts of working people everywhere.

12:30 - Converge at Boston Common at Park & Tremont St
1:00 - Anti-Capitalist March through Downtown Boston
2:00 - Immigrant Rights Rally at Copley Place
5:00 - Benefit for ABC No Rio at 45 Mount Auburn
11:00 - Reclaim the Streets in Harvard Square

Bring friends and lovers and fellow workers. Bring pots and pans, drums and instruments, songs and banners and flags. Bring creativity and defiance.

History of Struggle

May Day was born in the struggles of workers here in America in 1886, when general strikes broke out across the land and were met with bloody repression - including the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, followed by the frameup and death sentences of anarchist labor organizers Parsons, Spies, Fischer, Engel, Lingg, Fielden, Schwab and Neebe.

Every year since, workers all over the world have marked May Day with mass mobilizations, work stoppages, and other direct actions. In the place where it all began, the forces of reaction have done all they can to make us forget. Yet we remember with our feet: We remember in the streets.

Boston and eastern Massachusetts has been a historic center of working class resistance to tyranny and exploitation, from the Boston Tea Party to the Bread & Roses Strike to community struggles against segregation, gentrification and corporate invasion.

Join us in the streets of Boston as the Spirit of '76 and '86 rises again!

Called by BAAM. To endorse or otherwise get in touch: maydayboston (at)