May Day

Was it Worth it?

Original Flyer - back

Some anonymous reflectons by one of the organisers of London May Day 2000, including some accounts of police surveillance and harassment.

Dope springs eternal from May Day riot - Nicholas Watt

An amusing press cutting about the aftermath of the guerrilla gardening in Parliament Square during Mayday 2000.

Introduction

Original Flyer - front

Introducton to Reflections on Mayday.

Reflections on Mayday 2000

A collection of texts reflecting on Mayday 2000: A festival of anti-capitalist ideas and action in London.

PDFs courtesy of the comrades at Sparrows Nest Archive, Nottingham.

May Day in Ft. Leavenworth: Socialist, IWW, & Anarchist Prisoners Celebrate (1919)

An article from the Liberator newspaper, describing how socialist, anarchist and IWW prisoners celebrated May Day at Fort Leavenworth in 1919. This article was made available online by We Never Forget, and the full issue of the newspaper can be found at the Marxists Internet Archive.

UK news - Black Flag #219 (2000)

UK news pieces from Black Flag #219 (2000) covering the fascist International Third Position attempting to buy a village in Spain, plans for London Mayday 2000, the closing of the UK Anarchist Black Cross Network and the sacking of the editor of the virulently anti-immigrant Dover Express.

A Mayday over MayDay - Bash Street Kids

A text by the Bash Street Kids on Mayday 2000 in London.

Taken from Reflections On Mayday.

This version purloined from The Anarchist Library.

(1M) COVID-19 Crisis: We are not on the same boat!

This year on First May we are launching a campaign „COVID-19 Crisis: We are not on the same boat!“

May Day 2020: Against the Virus that is Capitalism

The world proletariat has in the past celebrated May Day in some dramatic situations: from the imperialist world wars which forced workers to kill, die and produce for their class enemy — their own capitalist class — to the many occasions when the ruling class has unleashed its repressive machine to crush those struggles aimed at making exploitation less onerous, and the chains of the bosses’ oppression a little less heavy.

May Day Repression in Turin

For some time now, May 1 has been transformed into an institutional catwalk, an empty stage on which workers' conflicts, now devoid of a sense of class and in some disarray, can be paraded.