LONDON MAY DAY
celebrating for over 110 years
international workers’ day
|May Day 2011 Flyer|
|Special May Day Badges Available|
|Why we have marched from Clerkenwell Green|
The ﬁght to save jobs & services has to intensify. The pressure must be kept up. The bankers are back on the bonus gravy train whilst we are being hit to pay for the crisis they created. We face price rises and wage cuts, pensions slashed and the most vulnerable in society under attack. Yet if the big companies and rich paid their taxes there would be no crisis. This attack is hitting workers across Europe & the world. Unity is our strength. JOIN US ON MAY DAY - CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY Trafalgar Square Speakers include TONY BENN SARAH VEALE (TUC) KEN LIVINGSTONE LEADING TRADE UNIONISTS BLACK ACTIVISTS RISING AGAINST CUTS STUDENT ACTIVIST LES WOODWARD (GMB REMPLOY) Joint Chairs—LINDA KIETZ GLATUC & MARTIN GOULD SERTUC TRADE UNION RIGHTS—HUMAN RIGHTS—INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY LMDOC supported by GLATUC, S&ERTUC, UNITE London & Eastern Region, CWU London Region, PCS London & South East Region, ASLEF, RMT, MU London, FBU London & Southern Regions, GMB London & Southern Regions, UNISON Greater London Region, NPC, GLPA and other Pensioners’ organisations and organisations representing Turkish, Kurdish, Chilean, Colombian, Peruvian, Portuguese, West Indian, Sri Lankan, Cypriot, Tamil, Iraqi, Iranian, Irish, Nigerian migrant workers & communities plus many other trade union & community organisations
May Day 2011 is the next big London anti-cuts Trade Union March.
Celebrate International Workers Day – with a march for Trade Union Rights, Human Rights, International Solidarity
Sunday May 1st – Assemble 12 noon Clerkenwell Green (nearest tube Farringdon) March to Rally in Trafalgar Square 1pm
“The fight to save jobs & services has to intensify. The pressure must be kept up. The bankers are back on the bonus gravy train whilst we are being hit to pay for the crisis they created. We face price rises and wage cuts, pensions slashed and the most vulnerable in society under attack. Yet if the big companies and rich paid their taxes there would be no crisis. This attack is hitting workers across Europe & the world. Unity is our strength.”
Trafalgar Square Speakers include
SARAH VEALE (TUC),
LES WOODWARD (GMB REMPLOY)
LEADING TRADE UNIONISTS,
BLACK ACTIVISTS RISING AGAINST CUTS,
LES WOODWARD (GMB REMPLOY)
And if you get there one hour earlier, the Anarchists of London recommend you ‘wear shorts’ (a radical departure from protocol I am sure – but I like it :).
Anarchists of London | 17.04.2011 19:45 | Workers’ Movements
We don’t think a few broken windows will be the tactic for change any more than pre-approved marches and speechathons. We believe in the direct action of the majority of society against the parasitic minority. The anti-cuts movement is the latest flare up of the fight between employer and employee that has been raging since the beginning of capitalism.
If we believe we can do more than change the agenda, we have to start acting like it – and we have to start saying it. These are our services, these are our workplaces, these are our streets. This is our day.
THIS IS NOT A PROTEST AND THIS IS NOT A BLACK BLOC. This is a day to celebrate ourselves and our struggle together, to take pride in the fight and our ability to carry it out. It’s hopefully going to be sunny, wear shorts – bring your friends, families, and co-workers.
London Mayday 2011 – A celebration of our strength // Anarchist Public Assembly
Speakers * Music * Infostalls * Fun
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203237313032816
Meanwhile, a longer and more southern view from Neil Transpontine – yaay:
Hot off the press, this new pamphlet published by Past Tense covers the history of May Day festivities in South London from ancient times through to the present day. It covers both the traditional seasonal customs and the more recent May Day socialist and anarchist demonstrations, and indeed shows how these ‘green’ and ‘red’ elements of May Day have become interwined over the last 100 years.
This pamphlet includes the stories of Walworth and Bromley May Queens, May Games in Greenwich Park and Shooters Hill, the Deptford Jack in the Green, demonstrations in Bermondsey and Woolwich, Horse Parades on the Old Kent Road, Maypoles in Kennington and St Mary Cray, festivals on Clapham Common and at Crystal Palace. The cast includes Henry VIII, Robin Hood, John Ruskin, milkmaids, chimney sweeps, Bermondsey Settlement, Woolwich Children’s Co-operative Guild, North Camberwell Radical Club, the New Cross National Union of Railwaymen and the Dulwich College National Union of School Students.
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