May Day

May Day in light of the current political situation in Poland

Warsaw

On May Day, various part of the left and right political spectrum came out to demonstrate.

Compared to many places in Europe, the socio-political situation in Poland is quite tragic with nearly complete right-wing ideological hegemony and attacks on workers' rights and access to public services which go years beyond the reforms just being introduced in the rest of Euope. With little social response to it.

Where We Stand: Formation of a new anarchist communist project in the UK

May Day statement of "Collective Action". In it we outline our analysis of the problems facing the anarchist movement in the UK and offer a call out to all independent anarchist communists to participate in our project to re-visit our political tradition, re-group and re-kindle our political action.

“I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.” - Mikhail Bakunin

The contemporary anarchist movement throughout the UK, and indeed around the world, faces unique challenges.

May Day 2012 - discussion and updates

May 1, International Workers Day. Please post your accounts and updates of workers' events today in the comments below.

See this article for a short history of Mayday as International Workers Day.

And see this thread for discussion of organising of the #occupy Mayday general strike attempt.

May 1st: After the blooms of spring, a hot summer

An analysis of May Day and discussion of the next steps amidst this crisis.

Global Crisis; American Nightmare

Primero de Mayo: un golpe radical en el vientre de la Bestia

El Primero de Mayo de 2012 ha de ser el momento de revivir ese Primero de mayo que la clase dominante ha tratado de borrar, celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, como una manifestación política de conciencia de clase y de solidaridad internacional.

Primero de Mayo: un golpe radical en el vientre de la Bestia
by Zakk Flash

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

On May 1st, 2012, we will revive the May Day the ruling class has tried to erase; we will celebrate International Workers’ Day in the United States as a political manifestation of class consciousness and international solidarity.

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast
By Zakk Flash

General strike May 1st: Why?

Why do we need a general strike?

Two things are essential to the production of all goods; materials, such as machinery and land, and labour, or the effort of humans. In our society there are a number of ways to make a living.

May 1st, 2012 posters and graphics

Collection of Occupy related images that have been floating around the internet on the topic of a May 1st general strike.

Why May Day matters - A reflection from Johannesburg

When we celebrate May Day we seldom know or reflect on why it is a holiday in South Africa and in many parts of the world. Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and Lucien van der Walt tell the story of powerful struggles that lie behind its existence and of the organisations that both created it and kept its meaning alive.

Faced with neo-liberal globalisation, the broad working class movement is being forced to globalise-from-below. Working class internationalism is nothing new; we need to learn from the past.

The Organizer # 26

PDF of Twin Cities IWW branch's quarterly newsletter.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Anti-Union Bills
A look at legislative attacks on workers’ rights across the U.S.
Page 3 -4

Editorial
Why we haven’t lost the fight for General Strike
Page 2

Member’s Corner
Dues: what they are and why we pay them
Page 4

May Day
International Worker’s day, past and present
Page 5-6