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PostSubject: May Day 2008!   Thu May 01, 2008 12:44 pm

Let's celebrate and demonstrate!
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 01, 2008 7:55 pm

I heard about this, i would like more info on it

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 01, 2008 9:05 pm

May day happens each year on the 1st of May. It's a protest on behalf of all immigrants. Usually it's a bunch of Mexicans and socialists that show up, although you'll see your sprinkling of lifestylists (hippies) here and there. It's a demonstration for immigrants rights. Usually there is a march followed by a large demonstration in some large public area, like a park or something. Unfortunately, i can't provide any video links, but if you go to youtube, look for a ten minute video by TheGameJew (or something) called ~ immigrant rights demonstration (...or something). I did find this, though. It's an article on the LAPD's fine police work last year in Macarthur park. It's also got some footage within the article.

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 01, 2008 11:22 pm

ah thanks, we have nothing like that where i am nor do i see it happening anytime soon

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 01, 2008 11:26 pm

I think the day started as a workers holiday, or something, but in america it's become an immigrants thing more than anything for workers (though every one of the immigrants that shows is a worker).

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Fri May 02, 2008 4:47 am

NoJustice.NoPeace wrote:
I think the day started as a workers holiday, or something, but in america it's become an immigrants thing more than anything for workers (though every one of the immigrants that shows is a worker).

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Mayday started in USA when AFL had the first general strike in America's history. It's the international proletariat day the workers strike, demonstrate, and fight back. Celebration in the US subsided during the cold war because of a myth that it was a Soviet holiday. Three years ago, massive demonstrations in the US led by immigrants and their families and supporters demanding better treatment, just like the first Mayday helped to revive it as a worker's holiday and this year it was celebrated around the world by workers in the biggest international demonstration in years. I'm disappointed in you.
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Fri May 02, 2008 8:29 pm

oligarch wrote:
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Mayday started in USA when AFL had the first general strike in America's history. It's the international proletariat day the workers strike, demonstrate, and fight back. Celebration in the US subsided during the cold war because of a myth that it was a Soviet holiday. Three years ago, massive demonstrations in the US led by immigrants and their families and supporters demanding better treatment, just like the first Mayday helped to revive it as a worker's holiday and this year it was celebrated around the world by workers in the biggest international demonstration in years. I'm disappointed in you.

Thanks for the background, but get over it. You make it sound like every socialist should know that, even though it's just one day of the year. We're involved in the struggle every day, so what's one day? And i don't see much evidence that it's been revived as a workers holiday here in america.

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Fri May 02, 2008 11:28 pm

may the anarchist martyrs of haymarket rest in peace.
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Sat May 03, 2008 12:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Sat May 03, 2008 1:00 am

^^That's a tight picture.

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may the anarchist martyrs of haymarket rest in peace.

Was that the one where someone threw a molotov cocktail into a group of cops, and the cops just ended up mowing down crowds of civilians protesting? If so, that was some fucked up business.

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Sat May 03, 2008 2:15 am

first of may and jesus goes to heaven day for the first time for 90 years.
next it will be 2130.
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Sat May 03, 2008 10:00 am

NoJustice.NoPeace wrote:
^^That's a tight picture.

beatnikzach wrote:
may the anarchist martyrs of haymarket rest in peace.

Was that the one where someone threw a molotov cocktail into a group of cops, and the cops just ended up mowing down crowds of civilians protesting? If so, that was some fucked up business.

yeah someone did and the cops did open fire, but the day before that they also beat four anarchists to death.
eventually eight anarchist were tried and obviously convicted.
4 were hanged, 1 commited suicide the day before exacution, and 3 were eventully aquitted.
i did a monster report on the haymarket riots.








sorry if it they are too big, just thought they would be a good addition
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 08, 2008 5:57 am

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You make it sound like every socialist should know that, even though it's just one day of the year. We're involved in the struggle every day, so what's one day? And i don't see much evidence that it's been revived as a workers holiday here in america.

Every socialist, communist, syndicalist, anarchist, and trade unionist should know that, its the most important day of the year.
Pay closer attention
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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 08, 2008 10:35 pm

oligarch wrote:
Anarchist.Dagger wrote:
You make it sound like every socialist should know that, even though it's just one day of the year. We're involved in the struggle every day, so what's one day? And i don't see much evidence that it's been revived as a workers holiday here in america.

Every socialist, communist, syndicalist, anarchist, and trade unionist should know that, its the most important day of the year.
Pay closer attention

... Do you know what you just linked? Was that supposed to be an attempt at sarcasm?

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PostSubject: Re: May Day 2008!   Thu May 08, 2008 11:45 pm

What the hell is olriac talking about?
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