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Announcement :: Labor
Reclaim May Day! Boston Convergence Against Capitalism This Sunday.
29 Apr 2005
MAY DAY 2005: BOSTON CONVERGENCE AGAINST CAPITALISM

Sunday, May 1. Boston.

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 worker, 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. With solidarity & support from ACUB, Black Radical Congress, La Rivolta, Mass Animal Defense League, Mass Direct Action, Socialist Party-MA, Starbucks Workers Union, Worcester Global Action Network, Workers Solidarity Alliance, and others unnamed.

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Re: Reclaim May Day! Boston Convergence Against Capitalism This Sunday.
01 May 2005
see ya'll on the streets today!