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Jan 9 2004 11:41
So Mayday then...

So no one is really talking about mayday this year.... is everyone bored of it or what?

There seems to be a bunch of ideas flying around...

Personnally i think mayday should be the one day of the year when we have a boring A-B symbolic anarchist march / event but then im just wierd like thta wink

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Jan 9 2004 12:15

hmmm i kinda agree that it's the most appropriate time to have a march/thingy. but since it's on a saturday this year i'd really like to plan an action rather than just tagging along to someone else's as i usually do! i was kinda hoping maybe the march 8th collective could go on to develop ideas that we could do for mayday, if the march 8th event/whatever goes off well. guess we have to wait and see on that one tho.

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Jan 9 2004 12:29

Dublin bound wink

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Jan 9 2004 13:22

K is there any info about dublin mayday stuff floating around?

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Jan 9 2004 14:20

http://geocities.com/eufortress/ seems to be the only site with any info for the dublin mayday. it would seem the SWP and the usual crowd of trot front groups and liberals are organising an "another europe is possible" demo for info of that see here

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Jan 9 2004 14:59

My only real hope for this years Mayday is that it focuses on issues affecting people in Britain today not just the whole world. Bringing up all the usual anti-cap stuff which people alreayd know makes us a) sound like a broken record and b) makes us easier to ignore. Also it would kinda make Mayday a bit mor erelevent to people IMO if we were talking about things like PFI, working hours stuff like that.

dissident
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Jan 9 2004 15:43

totally agree smile

anyone up for getting together some kinda (probably london-based) action based on issue(s) affecting uk working people?

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Jan 9 2004 15:56

The problem with attempting to have a symbolic anarchist march in Mayday is that it would probably be penned in before it could move, just like last year.

It depends what peoples hopes for mayday are, if its property destruction(and it really is for some) or symbolic protest thats easy enough to do just dont go and join the 'main event'. If its a symbolic anarchist march, well id love to have one, but are we big enough?

Id love for it to be a big anarchist celebration, an outdoor day gig or something with an attempt at a demo in the early evening.

But i might be in paris anyway.....

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Jan 9 2004 16:34

why doesnt everyone try and get to dublin?

The Boy
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Jan 9 2004 17:12
WeTheYouth wrote:
why doesnt everyone try and get to dublin?

I know I am wink

LiveFastDiarrea
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Jan 9 2004 17:17

I was thinking of going if I got the money for it.

WeTheYouth
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Jan 9 2004 17:21

I want to go to dublin too.

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Jan 9 2004 17:27
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action based on issue(s) affecting uk working people?

the eu meeting in dublin affects uk working people... personally i think dublin would be a great place to go for mayday because a) it's not london, b) we get to meet our irish comrades who are even closer (geographically) than our french ones, c) they speak english so there aren't the same language problems some people might have, d) it's easy to get to and e) it really isn't london.

i don't think the anarchist movement is big enough to have aboring a-b march, and i don't see the point either unless it was through some symbolic area or along a symbolic route or something.

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Jan 9 2004 22:53

Just done a Mayday section for the site - link off front page or http://enrager.net/web/current/mayday/index.php

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Jan 10 2004 13:48

i was thinking of going to Dublin, also i saw this smash and grab thing on indymedia a while back and thought it was pretty funny.

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Jan 11 2004 22:32

Rather Dublin than London. Can't say this far ahead what i will be doing tho.

IMHO we should be spreading the message of "don't bother with London, let's all go to Dublin" (as WMA discussed in meeting today). London Mayday is rather pointless and shit IME... Dublin could be the next Seattle/Genoa.

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Jan 12 2004 10:08

well, i can't get to dublin cos of work and i'm sure i'm not the only one who's not gonna be able to make it there, for whatever reason. so i'd like to think that it'd be possible to do something in london - by that i don't mean a mass march/'street party' thing, i meant more like a decent action which would only need a few people to work, aimed at a particular target.

i guess me and daydreamer will come up with one that we can do while the rest of you are away ...

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Jan 12 2004 10:18
dissident wrote:
i meant more like a decent action which would only need a few people to work, aimed at a particular target.

i guess me and daydreamer will come up with one that we can do while the rest of you are away ...

Wilko's?

We got 30-40 people at the picket in Stratford last May Day.

How about an action at each Wilko's in London - there is Stratford, Wood Green, Kingston, Wembley and (if you count it as London) Slough.

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Jan 12 2004 11:46

yeah that could be cool. are there only that few wilko's in london?! eek i'm sure i've seen one up my end of town (north west london) ... <tries to remember where exactly ... gives up>

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Jan 12 2004 16:36

handily, http://www.wilko.co.uk has a storefinder, so you can find any wilko store in the country.

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Jan 14 2004 23:56

Just a reminder that the london mayday meeting is THIS SUNDAY, 18th Jan and it looks like its all up for grabs, so id say whatever your plans, er that is, if you are still IN london on May 1st, you should come along and put them forward

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Jan 15 2004 11:34

flights to dublin from manc by ryanair are only bout £40 which is pretty good!

ih ope im going grin

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Jan 15 2004 11:54
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flights to dublin from manc by ryanair are only bout £40 which is pretty good!

ih ope im going grin

Only £40. Like most people can afford to spend that

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Jan 16 2004 15:25

it's only the price of three cds. or a few nights out in a pub. and if things go well it'll be hell of a lot more fun and worthwhile then drinking beer...

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Jan 17 2004 13:20

"london mayday is rather pointless and shit"

sounds like a spoilt child to me! mayday is one day - what happens

on the whole should be up to you and what you put into it. If you want

to consume the event and expect everything to be laid on for you then,

on most occasions, you will be disappointed with MAYDAY. If you have gotten involved and attempted to create something and exciting but

get fucked over by the police then you get pissed of more peoplewith the POLICE. That to me is the two categories of mayday critque.

BTW I'm already writing my critique of mayday if all that happens is a

MASS picket of Wilkos and a black Bloc marh for the TUC- ready national feds, lets see what you can do this mayday, come on big boys - connect and engage with the working classes.

smile smile smile

raw circle A

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Jan 18 2004 21:02

http://www.qe2.org.uk/itinerary.html#May

[url]http://www.affordablecruisesweb.com/Cunard_Cruises/Queen_Mary_2/6_Night_Eastbound_Transatlantic_(New_York_to_Southampton).html[/url]

Southampton anyone ?

The Boy
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Jan 22 2004 13:48

Just heard yesterday that there isn't going to be a big anti-cap thing in London on Mayday. sad

Oh well, Dublin it is black bloc

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Jan 23 2004 08:53

if I can think of something worthwhile to do I'll be in london on mayday, and otherwise I'll doing my usual "letters to my mp" type tranny activism which sucks, but seems to be working for no particular reason I can understand.

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Jan 30 2004 13:34

Dublin Grassroots have just posted their call for the Mayday action. You can read it at:

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=63231

There is a major planning meeting on February 7th. After this we should have an precise plan for the day itself. See'y'all in Dublin. black bloc

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Feb 17 2004 11:27

hey guys, anyone planning to set off to dublin from yorkshire (huddersfield)? it'll be my first demo and while i'm coming prepared black bloc i'm not too familiar with transport in england.maybe we could travel together? my friend is gonna attempt to bring his car but still not sure...open to advice and suggestions. circle A

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Apr 16 2004 17:13

grin (Sorry to pinch and Paste)

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