Hambacher Forest. Germany. May First! In the pre-Corona days many in the forest were in cities across Europe taking part in global actions and demonstrations.Continue reading “No Fear” #MayDay 2020 in Hambacher Forest
Wuppertal. Germany. The Enough info-café has been closed for almost 2 months now. To be more precisely: The last day that we opened was on March 13. A second statement by some of the Enough Info-Café in times of the coronavirus: Keep on moving.Continue reading About the Enough Info-Café in times of the #coronavirus Part 2: Keep on moving
Zurich Switzerland. Several members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Zurich chapter were arrested on May 1 and held in solitary confinement for a longer period of time. Individuals were threatened with criminal proceedings. All were expelled from the inner city areaContinue reading Statement by #IWW #Zurich after the arrest of several members on #MayDay
Leipzig. Germany. The occupations on May 1st in Ludwigstraße and in Großzschocher were mock occupations. Due to the Corona crisis, police repression and bans on larger solidarity demonstrations were to be expected. Therefore, the activists decided to choose this symbolic form of action to draw attention to the start of their campaign and to release corresponding forces and energies. One thing is clear: symbolic forms of action will not remain, the goal of the campaign is the actual creation of self-managed, non-commercial spaces through occupation.Continue reading #Leipzig, #Germany: Statement on the May 1st mock occupations
Toronto. ON. For May Day this year, despite the current limitations on some of our traditional activities, we wanted to safely take to the streets. It was a perfect opportunity to do a demonstration we’d been thinking about at Toronto South Detention Centre. Toronto South, nicknamed “Guantanamo South”, is a horrific place, and an especially dangerous place to be during a pandemic.Continue reading #MayDay noise demo at #Toronto South Detention Centre
Ankara. Turkey. May Day 2020 statement by the Migrant Solidarity Network Ankara.Continue reading Migrant Solidarity Network #Ankara: Long live May First!
Wuppertal. Germany. And these surprises have caught the cops off guard and we are happy about that! But maybe we should start with what happened in the valley.Continue reading #Wuppertal, #Germany: Like last year, the autonomous #MayDay was full of surprises!
May Day 2020 confronted us with a difficult challenge: it has never been more necessary to take action for change, and it has never been more difficult. In some parts of the world—including Ljubljana, Vienna, and Chicago—anarchists achieved inspiring breakthroughs; elsewhere, where people remained indoors out of despair or attempted to repeat familiar traditions, the results were disheartening. Here, we offer an overview of all the different experiments people engaged in, ranging across a dozen countries, in hopes of offering inspiration and useful models for the next round of organizing.Continue reading #MayDay 2020: Snapshots from around the World – Reports and Reflections from a Wave of New Experiments in Demonstration
“The disaster is that there really is absolutely no left… There’s just emptiness… There’s nothing, nothing at all.”Nanni Balestrini
Berlin. Let’s start with what is the only thing that makes any sense at all, because everything beyond, all the fizzled out affects, all the powerless rage, grief, all the overwhelming fear dissolves as if in an experimental arrangement in the complete agony of isolation and separation, as if it had not existed. So let us start with the hope, which is said elsewhere, that a person can survive a month without food, a week without drinking, but not four seconds without them. So let’s talk about hope.Continue reading Pandemic War diaries – First of May Edition
May day statement by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira – CAB (Brazil), Federación Anarquista Uruguaya – FAU (Uruguay), Federación Anarquista Rosario – FAR (Argentina), Organización Anarquista de Córdoba – OAC (Argentina), Federación Anarquista Santiago – FAS (Chile), Grupo Libertario Vía Libre (Colombia), Union Communiste Libertaire (France), Embat – Organización Anarquista (Catalonia), Alternativa Libertaria – AL/fdca (Italy), Die Plattform – Anarchakommunistische Organisation (Germany), Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF (Turkey), Organization Socialiste Libertaire – OSL (Switzerland), Libertaere Aktion (Switzerland), Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group – MACG (Australia), Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement – AWSM (Aotearoa / New Zealand) and Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front – ZACF (South Africa)Continue reading For the Popular Classes of the World, Pandemic, Crisis, All Times Are Times of Struggle!