May Day

May Day Portland: What Do Anarchists Really Want?

This letter is a response to The Oregonian May 5, 2017 editorial board opinion “Portland Must be Done with Punk Fascists” applauding police action against Portland’s May Day parade and attempts to create a classic ‘good protester’ versus ‘bad protester’ wedge. This letter to the editor response “Here’s What Anarchists Really Want” was published in The Oregonian on May […]

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When the Riot Cops Attack: Repression and Solidarity in Portland’s May Day

This on-the-ground account is part of a series related to attacks on the Portland May Day demonstration by the Portland police. For related articles see the links below. Events like May Day are a temperature check for the collective hive mind of the left reflecting on the year behind them. Because it is a tradition that skates […]

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A History of May Day: The Struggle for the Eight-Hour Day and Popular Power

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra Burlington   When the industrial age began, working people had no protection against exploitation by their employers. Ten, twelve, and even 14-hour days were common, and a six-day week was the standard. Economists at the time stated that it was a matter of nature that wages would tend towards the bare […]

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The Next 100 Days: May Day and Worker Resistance Under Trump

A May Day statement from Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Committee Versión Español haga aqui. After a ruthless “first 100 days” of reaction from the Trump regime, including escalating attacks on immigrants, open season for capitalists, bombing campaigns, and the looming threat of a new “law and order,” we stand in solidarity with those taking to […]

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May Day Chants /// Consignas para el Primero de Mayo

¡No estamos todxs! ¡Faltan lxs presxs!   What’s the call? Free them all!   ¡Sin papeles! ¡Sin miedo!   Power to the people! No one is illegal!     ¡Lucha, sí! ¡Entrega, no! ¡Lucha, lucha lucha, si! ¡Entrega, entrega, entrega, no!   No Justice, No peace! Abolish the police!   ¡La migra o policía! ¡La […]

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May Day and the Fight Back We Need

Occupy Iowa City held a rally and march as part of Occupy May 1st and the national Day of Action / General Strike. This was given as a speech there by Wild Rose Collective member R. Spourgìtis. On May 1st, 1886, workers across the US went on strike for the 8 hour day. In Haymarket Square in […]

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