With the aim of contributing, no matter how small or large, to building a worldwide common front against capitalism, austerity, war, and the increasing marginalization of workers, a group of 30 chanting and sign waving residents of Guelph, Ontario rallied in front of City Hall on the early eve of April 30th to pay our respects and spread the word about our Labour history and International Workers’ Day! The rally's speakers list included members of: Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913, CAW Local 1917, Migrante Canada, Young Communist League Guelph, Guelph Student Mobilization Committee, and OPIRG Guelph. Guelph-based hip-hop folk talent Fellow Worker added sweet soulful spice to the mix. Excerpts of interviews with some of the speakers and rally attendees, particularly about what May Day means to them, are also included.
Audio Part 1:
MaryCarl Guiao (Fuerza/Puwersa), Sarah Scanlon (OPIRG) - 00:8:40
Denise Martins (CUPE 3913), Drew Garvie (YCL) - 00:21:41
Audio Part 2:
live music by Fellow Worker, Roisin Lyder (GSMC) - 00:12:23
Perry Sorio (Migrante Canada), poetry reading by spoken word artist Tristan Dineen, live music by Fellow Worker - 00:19:23
Audio Part 3:
Eduardo Huesca (Fuerza/Puwersa), Josh Gilbert, Byron, Sarah Scanlon - 00:16:31
Rally organized by Fuerza/Puwersa, CUPE 3913 and OPIRG
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