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Announcement :: Labor
No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
16 Apr 2005
On International Workers Day - Sunday, May 1 - we call for people of Boston and greater New England to take to the streets in opposition to capitalism.
MAY DAY 2005: CONVERGENCE AGAINST CAPITALISM

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 St
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) yahoo.com

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leaflet
17 Apr 2005
MAYDAY.pdf></a> <div class=MAYDAY.pdf (105 k)
here's a double-sided folded leaflet.
agitprop
18 Apr 2005
The first step in making sure propaganda works is to get it from the victims. In this case, the various members of the left collective have stated what they don't want to be called.

The second step is to make sure it is repeated consistently and in a widening series of venues, preferably their own.
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
18 Apr 2005
There is a benefit for ABC No Rio? The one in NYC? It would be great as No Rio could really use the cash, but I don't see the connection.

"Into the Streets for Freedom for Immigrants & All Working People!"

but what about the non-working people?
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
18 Apr 2005
I agree. What does an anarchist may day celebration have to do with a benefit fundraiser for a scnester hangout spot in NY? Doesn't NY already have enough of its own lifestylist may day parties?
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
18 Apr 2005
I hate to be the kid who asks if theres going to be a bloc... but... is there going to be a bloc? is that the anti-capitalists march? or is that march going to be like a damn parade? bottom line... bloc? by the way... i'm going across country (from az) on a greyhound (well... considering the results of the bloc question) and it'd be nice if there was a large amount of rowdy anarchists around when i got there.. i've never been to boston, or i might not wanna go so much, plus i missed A16 and let myself down.
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
18 Apr 2005
bottom line: there will be a bloc.
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
19 Apr 2005
Why would you come from AZ all the way to Boston for some dinky event?
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
19 Apr 2005
I like capitalism. I thrive under it.

Under any other system, I would be your slave.

That is exactly what you want.
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
19 Apr 2005
this ain't some dinky event, you pope. this is MAY DAY.
Re: No Bosses, No Borders: May Day Call for Convergence Against Capitalism
19 Apr 2005
Y'all talked with the organizers of the immigrant march? Have a strategy to avoid bringing esxtra police heat down on those at that demo?

I fear that I may get some highly defensive answers to this question, but hopefully the organizers understand that solidarity requires communication, not just declaring your plans...