Czech Republic: MayDay 5 in the streets!

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Apr 11 2012 11:32
Czech Republic: MayDay 5 in the streets!

Every year, there were thousands of us on Císařská louka. We believe a similar crowd will also support this year’s Action Days. Prove that you are serious about the antifascist and anti-authoritarian attitude that you showed by supporting MayDay for last four years. Support the events within the Action Days and above all, join the demonstration on 1 May and join us in showing that political and economic elites as well as racists and neo-Nazis have a very dedicated and serious enemy. We will meet on May 1, 2012, 13:00 in Prague on náměstí Republiky. You can find all the info regarding the Action Days on <a href=http://1maj.cz target_blank>1maj.cz</a>

You've been coming to Císařská louka on 1st May for four years. For these past four years, you’ve enjoyed bands, lectures, workshops, vegan food and other pleasures. You’ve had a chance to see Heaven Shall Burn, Robocop Kraus, Envy, Propaghandi, International Noise Conspiracy, Bigg Boss rappers, the best of Czech and Slovak political underground– Rozpor, Edelweiss Piraten, Abhorrence, Pipes and Pints, Stolen Lives, and many other local and international bands. You’ve had an opportunity to attend lectures and discussions with big names from the areas of anarchism, philosophy, politology, sociology – John Holloway, Alan Carter, Octavio Alberola, lectures and workshops focused on topics from the areas of international activism, street art, radical ecology, local political underground, anarchofeminism, squatting, anti-capitalist movement. We offered you movies and documentaries focusing on anti-fascism, human rights, animal rights and all different kinds of anti-authoritarian activism. You’ve had a chance to enjoy programme for kids, jumping castle, eat muffins or falafel or try to make a graffiti with your families, children and loved ones.

We've all been able to enjoy these things thanks to the dedication of the activists and supporters of Antifascist Action, in a place that became an oasis for a day where concepts like race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or social status don’t matter and nobody is judged or threatened based on them. In a place where you can have a taste of an atmosphere of voluntary cooperation, existence without authorities, governments and bosses, without the rule of money and separating people.

But this oasis was just a small piece of the city, away from the centre and separated by the river. We proved that we are capable of building, maintaining and guarding such a place and that we can attract thousands of people into it and its unique atmosphere. But it remained an atmosphere guarded by a fence separating us from those who might try to destroy it.

That kind of atmosphere is very rare on everyday city streets. Elements of fascism, racism and social-based hatred are spoiling all levels and dimensions of the public space. It is no longer just Nazis attacking the Roma. Cutbacks in our freedom are presented as improvements in security. That’s why we decided that this year we will not lock ourselves away in our little oasis, even though it used to make us feel great and thousands of you joined us to experience it. That’s why there won’t be a MayDay festival vol. 5. – instead, we are organizing Action Days on 27 April – 1 May in cooperation with initiatives, groups and individuals that think alike.

Because the time has come to move our work, dedication and mindset to the streets, to the centre, and show the masses that we don’t need authorities and we won’t tolerate oppression based on ethnicity or social status. There is a chance that neo-Nazis and DSSS (Worker’s Party) or its youth group will meet in Prague this year on 1 May and that is also a reason for meeting in the city centre as well.

But the planned demonstration does not focus just on neo-Nazis – its motto is Aim at proper targets! Its objective is to point to the ones that really cause the impoverishment of the poor and enrichment of the elites, the shift of attention from the real enemies to scape goats, the dispersion of ethnic-based and social-based violence. There will be many concerts, lectures and other events spreading similar point of view and carrying the MayDay festival’s heritage in days before the demonstration.

Every year, there were thousands of us on Císařská louka. We believe a similar crowd will also support this year’s Action Days. Prove that you are serious about the antifascist and anti-authoritarian attitude that you showed by supporting MayDay for last four years. Support the events within the Action Days and above all, join the demonstration on 1 May and join us in showing that political and economic elites as well as racists and neo-Nazis have a very dedicated and serious enemy. We will meet on May 1, 2012, 13:00 in Prague on náměstí Republiky. You can find all the info regarding the Action Days on 1maj.cz.

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Apr 11 2012 08:24

* MOBI VIDEO http://youtu.be/-SAcbAlPpOo

* LINE-UP

27. 4. Divus — Vltavská, Prague, 20:00
Screening and discussion — Environmental direct action — documentary Just do it

27. 4. Club 007 Strahov, Prague, 19:30
Kung-fu girlz, Cirguz, DJ´s Hrochopand a Pionyr — mobilization gig

27. 4. infocafé Salé and surroundings, Orebitská 14, Prague - Žižkov, 19:30
Screening and discussion under sky — Dream land (vietnameese imigrants in Czech rep.)
Saturday

28. 4. Prague — Žižkov, 10:00 - 21:00
Money free zone — in streets of Žižkov

28. 4. Infocafé Salé, Prague, 12:30
Imigrant street game — game in streets of Žižkov

28. 4. Smíchov river bank, Prague, 13:00 - 18:00
Anarchist fair — workshops, concert, skate park, Food Not Bombs, AK Press

28. 4. Cross club, Prague, 14:00
May Day 2012 in Cross club — lectures, screenings, discussions

28. 4. Palác Akropolis, Prague, 19:00
Unbroken (usa), Pettybone (uk) — mobilization gig
Sunday

29. 4. Strahov, next to Club 007 Strahov, Prague, 12:00 - 19:00
Love Footbal Hate Racism — footbal match

29. 4. Divus — Vltavská, Prague, 14:00
Block about anticiganism: Gypsy representatives, Andrej Grubacic, Yasar Abu Ghosh, AFA Novi Sad, Antifa.cz
Gypsy in major society - Alternatives of perspectives: How we feel about issue as organizators + AK Press

29. 4. Cross club, Prague, 14:00
May Day 2012 in Cross club — lectures, screenings, discussions

29. 4. Klub 007 Strahov, Prague, 19:00
Ravelin 7 and special guest

29. 4. Jet club — Žižkov (next to Infocafé Salé), Prague, 19:00
Vegan DIY dinner
Monday

30.4. Cross club, Prague, 19:00
Greek crisis, Gypsy Kosovo? — lectures (Grubacic, Charalampos Magoulas)

30. 4. Bio Oko, Prague, 20:00
First screening: documentary about modern czech antifascism + AK Press

30. 4. Roxy, Prague, 20:00
Hip Hop show — Bigg Boss mob party
Tuesday

1. 5. Prague, Náměstí republiky, 13:00
AIM AT THE PROPER TARGETS — Demonstration

1. 5. Club 007 Strahov, Prague, 20:00
Afterparty after demo — Pyroclast (usa), Jonestown

1. 5. Cross club, Prague, 20:30
Afterparty after demo — Basketball (Luka, Tome, Jeremiah & David), Groupe Guma Guar
afterparty

2. 5. Café na půl cesty, Prague, 19:30
Concert — Cast in iron (PL) + Or

2. 5. Cross club, Prague, 20:30
Concert — Bonus, Martin Tvrdý trio, Kyklos Gatalaktios

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Apr 11 2012 08:30

More an event than a news item, no?