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MAY DAY!! MAY DAY!! 2012

Family-Friendly event!
A permitted Rally & March to celebrate international worker's day.
We are all workers!

2 PM - Tabling, music, celebration!
3:30 PM - Rally w/ speakers & prepare to march!
4:30 PM - March!

This year's celebration and protest on International Workers Day, May 1st, will be the effort of a broad swath of the 99%, from the Occupy Movement, existing May Day organizations, and new groups that are forming all around us..

It is the intention of all of our groups to build solidarity, grow the movements against injustice of all kinds, heal the divisions among us and attract more people into our organizing.
Join us!
Mayday Rally starts & ends in South Park Blocks and March leaves at 4:30pm.
Been waiting for May Day 2012?
I recommended this link)
 http://www.pdxmayday.blogspot.com/

Park Blocks - SW Park & SW Salmon

Family-Friendly event! A permitted Rally & March to celebrate international worker's day. We are all workers!

2 PM - Tabling, music, celebration!
3:30 PM - Rally w/ speakers & prepare to march!
4:30 PM - March!


Posting information is from from FB:
 http://www.facebook.com/events/220604641373277/

Overview Link for May Day Activities:
 http://greycoast.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/overview-of-may-day-activities-in-portland/

March route includes City Hall, Wells Fargo, The Justice Center, the Federal Building, Right 2 Dream Too, Pioneer Square, and a return to the Parks Blocks.

Demands:
* 6 hour day, no cut in pay!
* Halt all foreclosures & evictions
* Free childcare & contraception
* End surveillance and repression
* No cuts to public services
* Full citizenship rights for all
* No collaboration between ICE & local police

Wanna help with the March & Rally?
Organizing meetings twice a week:
Saturdays, 1-3pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm
at St. Francis, SE 12th & Oak
or email:  maydayoutreach@gmail.com

FaceBook Event:  http://www.facebook.com/events/220604641373277/

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 http://www.facebook.com/events/337068492974144/

BEGINNING MAY 1, 2012

NO WORK - NO SCHOOL - NO SHOPPING - NO BANKING - NO TRADING

THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS

#OLA & #OLB are calling on all people of the world to start planning NOW for a Global Strike. The goal is to shut down commerce worldwide and show the 1% we will not be taken for granted, we will not be silenced, WE WILL NOT MOVE until our grievances are redressed.

www.OccupyMay1st.org

www.occupytogether.org/actions/

GENERAL STRIKE AND BOYCOTT CALLED!
FOR IM/MIGRANT RIGHTS
FOR AN END TO ALL WARS
FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND LABOR RIGHTS
FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE
FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND AN END TO THE POLICE STATE
FOR HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH CARE AS HUMAN RIGHTS
FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUITY

Every continent, every country, every state, every city will stand up.

Labor and workers are under attack by the 1%. Occupy stands Immigrants and with Labor both organized and not. Unions and union rights are what made our working class strong. Every benefit we have as working people has come from the struggles of organized labor and immigrants fighting for their rights. Now they are trying to destroy our bargaining rights, they want their greedy hands on our pensions. They don't have enough already? ENOUGH.

A DAY FOR MIGRANT RIGHTS, LABOR RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS.

STOP FORECLOSURES!!!
Education, Housing and Healthcare are human rights NOT "entitlements."

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We can tell you that May 1st is International Workers Day. We can tell you that in some countries it's a public holiday to commemorate the historic gains made by the Labor movement. We can tell you that in Los Angeles, May 1st is traditionally a day to celebrate and make a stand for immigrant rights.

But only you can tell us what you're striking for on May 1st, 2012.

Because the May 1st General Strike is about you. It's about the debt imposed on you for daring to dream about a college education. It's about the healthcare you can't afford, the family member with a disease which goes untreated because they lack insurance. It's about your car that got repo-ed after you lost your job. It's about your home that got foreclosed on when the bank went bust. It's about your family, who came here for a better future, and got lost in the broken immigration system, and found that they're denied access to legal work, education and security because they're undocumented. It's about you, the gay kid who gets bullied at school, and will grow up in a country which denies you equality and humanity, simply because you love someone of the same gender. It's about the fact there's no jobs, even if you got that college education and those grades. It's about the single mother who struggles to support her kids on minimum wage - which is not a living wage. It's about the woman who makes it through Harvard, works her ass off in one of the best law firms in the country, and constantly loses out on that promotion because she's not a man. It's about the homeless African-American guy who lives on Skid Row and gets thrown in jail for peeing in a park, because there are no toilet facilities on the street for those like him. It's about the protestor who gets beaten and thrown in jail for holding a sign in a public space which says he's had enough. It's about the farmer who's had to leave his home and work, because the state raised his land tax. It's about the father who loses a son to a pointless war over oil in a foreign land.

It's about the fact this is not the America we were brought up to believe in.

M1GS.

Fuck the American Dream. Make America a Reality.

ALL COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING: If you send me translation of this invite in your native language, I will create an event on this page to coincide with the English version.
Please send to  OccupyLBGeneralStrike@gmail.com

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 http://www.pdxmayday.blogspot.com/

 http://www.pdxmayday.blogspot.com/2012/02/may-day-for-99-international-workers.html

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 http://maydaypdx.blogspot.com/2012/02/next-may-day-meeting.html
May Day Coalition

A place for news and updates for Portland May Day Coalition! We bring tens of thousands of Portlanders into the street on May 1st every year to support worker and immigrant rights and to raise our collective voices to demand an economy that works for everyone!

homepage: homepage: http://www.pdxmayday.blogspot.com/


MAY DAY FUNDRAISER! 4/21/12 22.Apr.2012 10:31

solidArity

 http://maydaypdx.blogspot.com/


Apr 21, 2012Music for the Working Class
MAY DAY FUNDRAISER!
Join the Portland IWW and the May Day Coalition as we sing and dance to working class music!


Wed, April 25th

wiki for pdx 23.Apr.2012 08:22

solidarity in pdx


Diversity of tactics march 24.Apr.2012 23:35

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Prior to the advertised march, there will be a Mayday general strike march. Under the Burnside bridge. Rally 11:30am. March 12:30pm. Affinity groups encouraged. This march will be unpermitted and for those who respect a diversity of tactics approach. Be angry, smart, and prepared.

Map: Permitted May Day arch 2012 27.Apr.2012 07:02

indyroutenotifier

May Day permitted march map / route