MARCH AND RALLY MAY 1st
Meet at 6pm at Corbett Hall Field 82nd avenue and 112st.
On Wednesday May 1st Edmontonians will gather at 112th Street and 82nd Avenue, joining millions demonstrating internationally in defense of the rights of workers and the rights of all. This demonstration marks International Workers Day, a day of struggle and celebration to end the exploitation of working peoples. Last year, thousands of striking students rallied in Montreal, where International Workers Day (fête des travailleurs) has a strong and vibrant history: after the mass strike of 1972, for example, over 30,000 trade unionists participated in the 1973 May Day demonstration. Marchers will gather at 6pm for a rally and will march at 6:30 pm to demonstrate their opposition to recent attacks on workers’ rights and cuts to social programs.
This year May Day will be a broad anti-austerity demonstration with a focus on the recent devastating cuts to post-secondary education in Alberta. In our struggles as students against the implementation of austerity measures by the Alberta government, we struggle not only with workers but also as workers. By recognizing students as workers, we wish to work together to fight for a world without exploitation. Recognition is only the beginning. Solidarity forever.
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