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MAY DAY 2002 in BOSTON
29 Apr 2002
Modified: 02 May 2002
This year's Boston May Day celebrations are going to be bigger than ever, with multiple events happening in and around Boston.


This year's Boston May Day celebrations are going to be bigger than ever, with multiple events happening in and around Boston.

Below find one attempt to bring all these diverse happenings together in one calendar in addition to the Festival Del Pueblo, including the Red and Green of May Day, Wake up the Earth Festival, Labor Film Festival, Labor History Tours, May Day March for Immigrant Rights, Speaking Tour of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement, and other May Day-related engagements.

These are listed here with a deep sense of solidarity and appreciation for all the wonderful work and hard struggles fought over the past year, celebrated every May 1st by the fighting peoples of the Earth and for the Earth.

The struggle continues for a better world...




Full Events Schedule

TUESDAY APRIL 30

11:00am: Public Health Rally, State House.
12:00pm: Humane State Budget Protest, Boston Commons Bandstand.
5:30pm: Voices for Peace in Israel/Palestine, Copley Sq.

WEDNESDAY MAY 1

3:30pm: RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, BOSTON COMMONS BANDSTAND.
7:00pm: "Occupation" w/ Howard Zinn, Coolidge Corner Theatre.

THURSDAY MAY 2

7:00pm: "American Standoff" w/ Barbara Kopple, Coolidge Corner Theatre.
7:00pm: Brazil Landless Workers Movement Speaking Tour, MIT 4-231.

FRIDAY MAY 3

4:00pm: Brazil Landless Workers Movement Speaking Tour, Grassroots Int'l, 179 Boylston St., 4th Fl, JP.
6:30pm: "Labor Classics Night", Coolidge Corner Theatre.
7:00pm: Brazil Landless Workers Movement Speaking Tour, Brazilian Immigrant Center 139 Brighton Ave., Suite 7

SATURDAY MAY 4

11:00am: Wake up the Earth Parade, assemble at Centre st., JP monument or Eggleston Sq. YMCA, Roxbury.
1:00pm: WAKE UP THE EARTH FESTIVAL, STONYBROOK T STATION PARK.
2:00pm: "Bread and Roses", Vault Aud., Emerson College, 216 Tremont St.
4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm: Environmental Film Night, Coolidge Corner Theatre.

SUNDAY MAY 5


10:00am: Tour of Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
2:30pm: "Has Labor Lost Its Way Since 9-11?" Labor Notes Fundraiser/Forum, Green Street Grill, 280 Green St., Central Sq.
7:00pm: Gender Issues at Work Films, Coolidge Corner Theatre.

SATURDAY MAY 11

10:00am: Boston Labor History Tour, Boston.
1:00pm: Shorter Work Week Forum, Community Church, 565 Bolyston St., Copley Sq.

SATURDAY MAY 18

10:00am: Tour of the Lowell Mills, Lowell.




PLEASE VISIT:

Red and Green of May Day, Wake up the Earth Festival,
Labor Film Festival, Labor History Tours

- http://www.tools4change.org/redandgreenmayday/
info: jwoodriap (at) aol.com

Legalization/Immigrant Rights March

- http://www.massjwj.net/MayDay2002Spanish.html
info: bostonjwj (at) mindspring.com

Festival Del Pueblo

- http://www.festivaldelpueblo.org/
info: FestivaldelPueblo (at) hotmail.com

Brazilian Landless Workers Movement Speaking Tour

- http://www.grassrootsonline.org
info: info (at) grassrootsonline.org



"With the proclamation that the first of May, At Merry Mount shall be kept holly day."

-- Thomas Morton, 1627

"There will come a time when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today."

-- August Spies, Haymarket Martyr, 1887
See also:
http://bostonglobalaction.net
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attack on working class
30 Apr 2002
"Humane State Budget Protest"

You mean a rally to raise taxes?

I know that I'm in the working class and just can't wait to see my State tax rate go up. Thanks, friends.
Which taxes?
02 May 2002
Well, Daniel, I know that I'm in the working class and I'd love to see SOME taxes go up. The question is which ones. By taxing capital gains at the same rate as wages, the state can bring in a few hundred million dollars to pay for social services that I and many others in the working class ened. I support that. By raising income taxes on wealthier people, it can do similarly. By removing the tax breaks for Fidelity and Raytheon, it can do similarly. The working class are the ones who are hurt most by these budget cuts. Those who get foodstamps, who need Mass Health, who send their kids to public schools, who care for sick kids without a large salary or trust fund to back them--we're the ones who need these programs.