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1 May 2021… After lockdown, let’s look at the situation we’re finding around us [London, UK]

London. UK. The pandemic has been the starting gun of a huge project of capitalist restructuring in which we are rapidly getting lost. London is already well within the bounds of being a ‘smart city’ — this means that every molecule in this seething metropole is in the process (or already) brought into one great artificial network: capitalism certainly, but largely virtual, nearly autonomous, diffused into everything around us, and into ourselves, into our bodies, into our minds.

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Leaving the SPVM Behind to Attack a High-Tech Hub: A Promising Anti-Capitalist May Day [Montreal, Quebec]

Montreal. QC. This May Day, Montreal’s annual anti-capitalist demonstration organized by the CLAC gathered in Jarry Park under the theme “No old normal, no new normal”. It was a sunny late afternoon, and the energy was high amid the banners and black flags as the demo began to snake through the residential streets of Villeray.

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Berlin: Preliminary conclusions by autonomists on May Day: Biggest riot in 10 years!

Berlin. The “Central Committee of the Autonomists”, which does not exist, has drawn a preliminary conclusion after yesterday’s clashes in the Neukölln district.

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Wuppertal, Germany: Autonomous May Day demonstration in Oberbarmen district sets colorful accents [Report and video]

Wuppertal. Germany. We have deliberately decided not to demonstrate in the northern part of the city today, the autonomous May Day in Wuppertal. If the cops think to besiege whole districts like the northern part of the city to nip any protest in the bud, we come together, self-determined, in other neighborhoods of the city to make our struggles visible there. We think that we should work out and try out more new concepts to see which paths we can take to be resistant and uncontrollable, to expand our scope of action and not let ourselves be controlled.

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May Day in Paris [Report and videos]

Paris. France. An estimated 30,000 people took part in the traditional May Day demonstration in Paris. A large part of them was mobilized by trade unions such as the CGT, the Gilets Jaunes and more or less left-wing groups. Kurdish, Palestinian and Algerian structures were also present, presenting their specific demands. The mobilization from the anarchist or autonomous spectrum was modest and started only a week before the date.

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Philippines: On May Day Eve

Philippines. It’s hard to track how time flows in the quarantine. Events that happened long ago felt like they just happened yesterday, or the day before that. Meanwhile, the cries and calls of the last May Day still feel as fresh and ripe, as if the sun has set only once this past year. We can see why that is the case anyway. We still face the same issues. We still reject the repression forced onto us. We still reject the same impunity that continues to be strengthened by those in power, all while we are facing a crisis and threat to our own health.

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