Wednesday, April 28, 2010

[olympiaworkers] 1st of May in Cascadia

Info from Cascadia in Anarchy!

Cascadia goes down in anarchy for May 1st...

Tacoma May Day

Starting 3:00pm at Lincoln Park 37th & Thompson (near Lincoln
High School on east side)

Marching toward downtown Tacoma

Arriving at Tollefson Plaza

This will sound very Tacoma-centric since this is written from Tacoma. One
thing that people were saying after the recent black bloc actions in
Olympia in April was that there needs to be more communication to prevent
misunderstandings and unanticipated outcomes. if you want to participate
in a black bloc at Tacoma, the aim is to be a "social black bloc" from
those of us in Tacoma. The march is for us to get to know other people, to
share ideas, knowledge, etc. to exist in the open space. The entire event
is organized by anarchists, and is open for people from all the
neighborhoods (and other cities too of course) for participation. Come &
kick it with us.

If you have a distro to represent, there is space at Tollefson Plaza for
lots of that. But you'll have to bring your own table, etc. You could
also bring...

- banners that make the cops, media, and doucheoisie shit their pants

- an extra car battery for our sound system, OR bring another boom box

- drums & buckets, musical materials

- black flags REPRESENT

- fliers, Spanish ones too

- rage

- passion

Here is info about the other Cascadia May 1st festivals

The Seattle May Day

march & festival is organized by El Comite Pro-Reforma Migratoria Y
Justicia Social

Starting 12:00pm at Judkins Park

Marching down toward downtown Seattle (int'l district)

Arriving at Occidental Park (apprx 2:00pm) for rally

This march is usually pretty big and is organized as a "regional event".
Their message is "Stop the repression of immigrant community, we march for
an immigration reform with justice: Education, Healthcare and Jobs with


Portland May Day

Portland May Day is kind of a hodge podge of different groups
doing lots of different shit. But this is the most interesting
invitation came across was:

R2S (Right 2 Survive) cordially invites you to our first *FESTIVAL OF
RESISTANCE* as we celebrate and prepare to take back our rights as a
community. We stand firm in our example to city council of how improvement
to our circumstances is possible without their greenbacks or
permissions.We celebrate skill shares that accommodate alternative
lifestyles and choices. We celebrate the right to sleep undisturbed, to
survive without legal
impediments, and we celebrate our right to not be criminalized for being
who we are: Unhoused, unfettered, and free.

When: May Day!
Saturday May 1st, 2010

Gathering at 5PM

Where: SE 12th and Stark
(Park in front of Washington High School)

What: Food, music, skill shares, conversation, fun 'n games. With
workshops by Rose City Cop Watch, Reclaim!, and Rosehip Medic Collective

Vancouver May Day

After Party (could not find info on a march)

Workers Control not Border Controls

Saturday May 1 @ 7:30 pm.
Free! Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway.
Performances and speakers, followed by DJs.

Join us this May Day, as we join with workers around the world in
celebrating the militant tradition of May 1 as a day to oppose the
exploitation of workers. Hard-won wages, benefits, and social services
continue to be eroded as Canada joins other imperialist countries in
forcing increased labour flexibility in the name of 'free trade' and the
capitalist neoliberal agenda. We are also continuing the courageous
struggle of immigrant and migrant workers across North America against
increasingly repressive and racist immigration controls, as we join
together to assert our dignity and affirm international solidarity.
Dedicated to the memory and revolutionary legacy of Hari P. Sharma.
Supported by Justicia for Migrant Workers, No One Is Illegal Vancouver,
Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice, Rhizome Cafe.

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