May 1st is a day of special significance for anarchists and the labour movement. It originated with the execution of four anarchists in Chicago in 1887 for organising workers in the fight for the eight-hour day in the year before. Thus May Day is a product of “anarchy in action” — of the struggle of working people using direct action in labour unions to change the world. While it has been hijacked by reformist unions and social-democrats in Germany and elsewhere, for the anarchist and syndikalist movement May Day is a day of world-wide struggle and solidarity. A day to remember past struggles and a day to fight for a better future. A day to remember that an injury to one is an injury to all.
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In 2017 people are still suffering from capitalism. Numerous people are struggling to survive and more and more people are affected by precarisation, also in European countries, the U.S., Australia and Canafa. Millions have no social security and the majority of people on our planet are not able to pay their medical bills. Millions are forced to flee for war and persecution, while others are forced to flee because trade treaties destroyed their livelihood. At the same time a small group of people and corporations is getting richer and richer.
We are devided by nations, classes and racist policies. Its time zo unite! Its time to revolt! As long as its legal to let tens of thousands of people drown or getting deported, as long as people don’t have enough to eat, as long as people are forced to sleep on the streets while many houses are empty, as long as the happy few are looting the natural resources of our planet, as long as there is no justice and real freedom for all, we will resist! State and corporate surveillance, a police state, capitalist propaganda by corporate and state media, and laws that are made to control us and benefit the ruling class need to be abolished. Capitalism needs to abolished.
While many can’t strike on the 1st of May, because Mayday is a national holiday in many countries, we can still make it into a day of transnational struggle and solidarity. Not like reformist unions and social democrats who pacified Mayday with uninspired parades and barbecue parties, but with direct actions and powerful demonstrations.
For self-determination, collective decision-making, global minimum wage, global social security, global health care and freedom of movement for all!
Against racism, fascism, police state, anti-semitism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, against attacks on regugees and migrants, against attacks on women and LGBTQ people!
Resist! Protest! Strike!
See you on the barricades!
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