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For May Day 2012!

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Ypsilanti Vampire May Day - by Peter Linebaugh

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/04/27/ypsilanti-vampire-may-day

'Hooray! Hooray! The First of May! Outdoor F***ing begins today!'

"We must have a maypole. We must preserve public assets. We must fill the streets so that we may actually see we are the 99 percent. We must welcome fellow creatures who are undocumented. We must drive a stake through the heart of the monstrosity of white supremacy.

We must avoid dictatorship even as it masquerades under pseudonym. We must envisage for our children a future without prison. We must de-bamboozle what is offered to them in school. We must turn brownfields green.

We must reclaim our commons and create new ones. None can accomplish this alone. Let us vouchsafe to ourselves that together in common we can, if we only

AWAKEN! AROUSE! ARISE!

OCCUPY FOR MAY DAY!


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NDPP
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End CIV; Resist or Die (and vid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hx-G1uhRqA


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May Day - by Noam Chomsky

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/29-4

"...If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.'


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international workers day


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Labor Not Loyalty on May 1 - by David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/labor-not-loyalty-may-2

"This May Day, do what you can for Albert Parsons, for those you love, and for those who will come after us. Do not work. Do not be loyal. Do not be silent. Be the change you want to see in the wordl."


Welcome to the Asylum - by Chris Hedges

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/welcome_to_the_asylum_20120430/

"The final chapter of this sad experiment in human history will see us sacrificed as those on the outer reaches of empire was sacrificed. There is a kind of justice to this We profited as a nation from this demented vision, we remained positive and silent when we should have denounced the crimes committed in our name, and now that the game is up we all go down together."


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Great poster, epaulo13!

 


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Ontario NDP Enables Savage Austerity Budget

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/apr2012/onta-a30.shtml

 ONDP MPPs Have No Place in the May Day Parade!


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My favourite Ursula K. Le Guin quote:

Quote:
 You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.


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(borrowed from Judy Rebick's FB page)


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kropotkin1951
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Maysie wrote:

My favourite Ursula K. Le Guin quote:

Quote:
 You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.

I should have known you were an Odonian separatist.  I loved that book.

 


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epaulo13
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Occupy movement takes over parts of London Stock Exchange

Around 50 activists have occupied parts of the London Stock Exchange and Paternoster square as part of May Day protests in London.

Members of the Occupy movement and Anonymous – better known for its online hacking activities – have also erected a number of tents inside the square which is privately owned and the subject of a previous court injunction banning occupation protests.

The central monument in the square was turned into a Maypole and a tent was foisted on top of it. Also hung fromthe LSE entrance was banner reading: "A line of tents guards our futures."....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/01/occupy-movement-london-stock-ex...



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May Day protests: Arrests planned at LAX; Occupy march underway

At least 10 people were planning to be arrested Tuesday afternoon as part of a May Day demonstration at Los Angeles International Airport, LAPD officials said.

Airport officials said about 1,200 members of SEIU United Service Workers West labor union held a demonstration and march inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal starting at noon.....

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/may-day-protests-arrests-p...

May_day


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Hundreds protest outside Harper’s office as May Day march continues

Public-sector workers sang their souls out for a little respect Tuesday as hundreds marched on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office in downtown Ottawa in protest of budget cuts.

The protests were part of International Workers Day and in Ottawa, they took a more modern approach to celebrating the labour movement than in years past.

Gone were the traditional protest songs and in their place, hip hop, slam poetry and a little Aretha Franklin....

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/hundreds-protest-outside-h...


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Thousands of Turkish protesters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul during a May Day rally on Tuesday. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/GETTY)


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May Day Protests Across the Globe

Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have taken to the streets to mark May Day, also known as International Workers' Day.

In Athens, Jakarta, Madrid, Tunis and beyond, protesters are refusing austerity and demanding decent wages and working conditions.....

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/01-2

Thousands of workers march towards the Presidential Palace in Manila. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


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a million can march in spain and it doesnt seem to change anything, it makes me think when spain has porportional representation as their electoral system and the citizens seem to have alot of reasons to be mad at the government but are still unable to change their destiny, why would some demonstration in Toronto persuade harper to change anything. :shrugs:


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FBI Heroically Locks Up Ridiculous Anarchists on May Day

http://warisacrime.org/content/fbi-heroically-locks-ridiculous-anarchist...

"Feds stop inept radicals from carrying out a plot feds helped them conceive and carry out.."


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People take part in a march as part of the annual May Day workers' events on May 1, 2012 in Strasbourg, France (AFP Photo / Frederick Florin)

People take part in a march as part of the annual May Day workers′ events on May 1, 2012 in Strasbourg, France (AFP Photo / Frederick Florin)

Bangladeshi activists shout slogans and wave flags during a procession to mark May Day in Dhaka on May 1, 2012(AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)

Bangladeshi activists shout slogans and wave flags during a procession to mark May Day in Dhaka on May 1, 2012(AFP Photo /Munir uz Zaman)

South Korean workers march during a May Day rally in downtown Seoul on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Jung Yeon-Je)

South Korean workers march during a May Day rally in downtown Seoul on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Jung Yeon-Je)

Indonesian workers march towards the presidential palace during the May Day protests in Jakarta on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Adek Berry)

Indonesian workers march towards the presidential palace during the May Day protests in Jakarta on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Adek Berry)

People march on the street as they hold banners during a May Day demonstration in Tokio, Japan on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Toru YAmanaka)

People march on the street as they hold banners during a May Day demonstration in Tokio, Japan on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Toru YAmanaka)

Supporters of the Iraqi communist party during a march to Firdous Square, in the centre of Baghdad, in celebration of International Worker's Day, or Labour Day on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Sabah Arar)

Supporters of the Iraqi communist party during a march to Firdous Square, in the centre of Baghdad, in celebration of International Worker′s Day, or Labour Day on May 1, 2012 (AFP Photo / Sabah Arar)

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May day workers rights protests in Barcelona, Lets get organised for May12-15! Real Democracy Now!


Worst undercover police ever in protest in Barcelona, wearing arm bands for identification and one even forgot to take their gloves off!


epaulo13
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Militarized police vehicle during Occupy Oakland protests May day. This is what democracy looks like!


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From Peaceful Protest to Police Brutality: What Really Happened at the Montreal May Day Protest - by Andrew Gavin Marshall

http://mostlywater.org/peaceful_protest_police_brutality_what_really_hap...

"On May 1, 2012, thousands of students and other protesters took to the streets for the Anti-Capitalist rally in downtown Montreal. I attended the protest with a couple friends, and having read the 'news' emanating from the 'stenographers of power' (the mainstream media), it is important to set the record straight about what happened here in Montreal..."


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May the 4th be with you!


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It was by all accounts a successful May Day March in Toronto. Over a thousand particpated. But today's Marijuana March had an estimated turnout of 15,000 people show up to legalize it. Obviously the issue draws in ways that others don't.


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