May Day, occupy wall street

May Day 2012



Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blagh. And unless you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out underneath one of those rocks, you may have heard by now that those global revolutions of a movements Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are happening. And Occupy Wall Street is having an Occupy Wall Street May Day 2012 General Strike May 1st Day. Workers of the world unite. No Housework. No Banking. No Shopping. No School. No work. And there seems to be a bazillion #M1GS occupy May Day everywhere events and beyond. And one of those occupy everything everywhere on May Day Facebook event invites that I came across throughout my internet travels reads as follows. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.

May Day 2012

May 1 at 9:00am until May 5 at 9:00am

No work, No housework, No school, Shut the city down!

Join us in the streets:

• 8am-4pm: Midtown action staging zone in Bryant Park.

•Bryant Park will be the site of a fun and friendly “Pop-up Occupation”, featuring:
Free food, a free market, free services, skillshares, workshops, teach-ins, speak outs, public art, performances, discussions, and trainings.
• This will be a staging area for actions in midtown all day: creative disruptions, bank blockades, outreach to commuters and tourists, and more!

•4pm: March to Union Square for solidarity rally with labor unions, students, faith & community groups, and the immigrant justice coalition: an historic convergence of the entire 99%.

•530pm: All of us join for a solidarity march from Union Square to Wall St.

•7pm: March to staging area for evening actions

For more information visit: http://www.maydaynyc.org/

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May Day

May Day

Information is strength, knowledge is power. Workers of the world unite. Here are some interesting May Day events of note:

Blackkat will have its annual Blackkat Mayday party. Blackkat organized the first annual Squatter Mayday parties fifteen years ago at Tompkins Square Park. These days squatters have been thrown out and bought out and squatting no longer exists on the Lower East Side which is now called the East Village, so the most recent mayday parties are of the rave scene. There will be techno, drum and heavy jungle beats with Atomic Babies, Collin Strange, DJ Sascha, Balls, and the Blackkat crew’s Jason BK, Amok vs. Madaro, and Chrome will be spinning everything. Guest speakers will be civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, Missy Galore and NYC Dance Parade. There will be tables by Dancesafe, Indymedia,Metropolis in Motion, Drug Policy Alliance,NYMAA,Tristatebiodiesel and more. Tuesday, May 1st from 2 to 6 at Tompkins Square Park, seventh street and Avenue A.

There will also be a May Day Parade May 1st,with Kenny Wollesen’s marching band, The Himalayas with Nick Gianni, Chantal Ughi, Jennifer Harris, Michael Irwin, Welf Dorr, Daniel Jodecy, Dalius Nojo, Malik, Ian, John Zorn, Jesse Selengut, Ilhan, Zebulon, Bill Frisell, Avram, Brian Drye, Jeff Pearlman, Rob Just, Butch Morris, Jesse Harris, Michael Kerr, Jesse Murphy, Tosso Hettinger, Jonathan Finlayson, Jonathon Haffner, Bill Ware, Graham Haynes, Clark Gayton, Steve Walsh and many others at Union Square Park, noon.
The Himalayas

Also, The NYC May 1 Coalition will be having a National May Day Movement Rally & March for Worker & Immigrant Rights at Union Square Park at 4pm. For more information visit MayDayMovement

On Cinco De Mayo,Saturday May 5, organizer Dana Beal will hold a Global Marijuana March Global Marijuana March . The event will start off in Washington Square Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Then the drug legalization advocates will march across Eighth St. to Tompkins Square Park.
Visit GlobalMarijuanaMarch.com for information about the march nearest to you.

And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy May Day.

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