On May 1st walkouts at schools and workplaces across the US will take place in solidarity with immigrant communities under attack by Congressional legislation. These walkouts invoke the powerful tradition of May Day - the socialist celebration of international working class solidarity. Once again US immigrants are taking a leadership role in the struggle for social and economic justice, just as they did at the birth of May Day in Chicago a hundred and twenty years ago. The Socialist Party USA joins in the celebration of May Day and condemns the Democratic and Republican Parties for militarizing our borders and failing to protect the rights of all workers. Callous and ineffectual immigration policies are exacerbating racism in the US and creating an underclass of super-exploited workers, all in the service of corporate profits. The Socialist Party furthermore rejects assimilationist policies and attitudes which marginalize and criminalize the diverse heritages of immigrants and people of color.
Experience teaches us that only militant industry-wide labor action can challenge corporate power and win better wages, hours and working conditions. Nevertheless, the global inequalities that compel migrants to seek risky, back-breaking, low wage labor in the US cannot be resolved within the constraints of modern capitalism. In the tradition of May Day we call for the abolition of capitalist systems of ownership and trade, and the creation of a truly democratic society where production fulfills human need, not profit. In a world riddled with war and underdevelopment, we also add racism, militarism and imperialism to the list of global cancers which must be uprooted as prerequisites to peace and justice.
Join the Socialist Party at May Day actions across the country.
América: Ningún ser Humano es Ilegal * America: No Human being is Illegal
Monday May 1- Great American Boycott
Meet at UMass Amherst Student Union at 11am
March to Amherst Common for 12-2pm rally
In Solidarity with the National Campaign for Immigrant Rights
Contact 413-687-0399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
-Co-sponsors: Western Mass May 1st Coalition, Latinos Unidos, GROW, CRISP, C.A.H., La Causa & Chicano/Chicana Studies Amherst College, TakeBack UMass, UM-A ALANA Caucus, and the Tom Mooney Socialist Party Local.
Ann Arbor, MI
Monday May 1- Join members of the Socialist Party of Michigan at thw May Day parade in
support of immigrant workes at the Diag in Ann Arbor at 12:00PM. The Diag is located at the corner of East
University Ave. and South Univesity Ave. For info. contact Matt at email@example.com
Bergen County, NJ
Monday May 1- Join member of the Northern New Jersey local at the following events:
12 Noon: Picket the office of Rep. Scott Garrett in Paramus NJ.
1 - 2 pm: Flier in support of immigrant workers and against xenophobic Bogota NJ Mayor Steve Lonegan and his "Minutemen" supporters. Bogota, NJ.
4 pm: Join activists from Food Not Bombs at Anderson St. Park, Hackensack to distribute free vegetarian food and support the buy nothing day pledge.
For info on any of these actions e-mail Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-803-7574
Boston , Mass.
Monday May 1- May Day Rally in Defense of Immigrant Rights
4 pm: Rally on Boston Common,
Planning meeting: Wednesday, April 26th, 6:00 PM
33 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA Encuentro Cinco- 5th Floor
Posters are also available at: http://bostonmayday.org
Monday, May 1- Join the Tom Mooney (Western Mass) and Brattleboro (VT) Local at the 23rd annual
May Day/International Labor Day Celebration on the Brattleboro Common.
3:15 - 5:30pm. May Pole, Haymarket Commemoration, balloon creations by clown Robin Zegge. Free hot dogs and drinks. Booths by labor unions and community groups. Soap box. For more information, Haymarket Bicentennial Committee at 387-4060.
6 - 8pm, Labor Forum and Free Community dinner at Brattleboro Union High School featuring local union representatives moderated by Tim Johnson of WTSA. Keynote speech by Congressman Bernie Sanders. For more information, Windham, Windsor and Bennington Central Labor Council at 257-4462.
Monday May 1- Join the Rio Grande Valley Locla at the May Day/ Latinos Day of Action Rally.
6:30 pm at Archer Park in McAllen, TX Speaker to include Socialist Party USA Co-Chair Raul Cano. flier
New Haven, Conn.
Monday May 1- Join members of the Central/Eastern Conn. Local and the Art & Culture Commission at the 20th Annual New Haven May Day Festival. http://www.maydaynewhaven.org/
New York, NY
Monday May 1- Join members of the NYC Local at Union Sq. (14th St near B'way, N/R/W, 4/5/6 or L to 14th St-Union Sq). @ 4pm Info. email@example.com
Monday May 1- Join members of the NYC Local at a March to the United Nations condemning torture and demanding Justice for Those Imprisoned at Guantánamo
10:00 am Interfaith Prayer Service, 777 UN Plaza
11:30 am Press Conference, 777 UN Plaza
12 Noon March to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: Please contact Matt Daloisio, 201-264-4424, Daloisio at earthlink.net or Frida Berrigan, 347-683-4928, Frida.Berrigan at gmail.com