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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

May Day Events in Toronto 2010

Courtesy of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work, here are some excellent May Day events to check out:


"• Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
• May Day Concert - Solidarity with Steelworkers @ Vale Inco
• M1M Rally & March: Working-Class People Unite on May Day!

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MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS

April 24-May 2
Various venues

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Festival! Once again this year, Mayworks reaffirms its place in Toronto’s cultural and labour scenes. The festival strives to bring together many divergent groups: artists, social movements, community groups, organized labour and non-unionized workers to work together to support each other’s struggles and issues. We believe in using the arts to do this.

More info: http://www.mayworks.ca/calendar.html

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MAY DAY CONCERT - SOLIDARITY WITH STEELWORKERS @ VALE INCO

Thursday, April 29
7:30pm - 11:30pm
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue in Toronto
(just off Bloor St. between the Spadina and Bathurst subway stations)

Celebrate May Day!!

The Rank & File Band - George Hewison and friends

with guests:
Kevin Wrycraft
Sara Marlowe & the Program
Natasha Luckhardt

$10 or PWYC - net proceeds to Steelworkers strike fund

More info: http://www.georgehewison.ca/node/142

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M1M RALLY & MARCH: WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE UNITE ON MAY DAY!

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, rally, march, and celebrate May Day with the May 1st Movement (M1M), as we organize ourselves to strengthen the unity and solidarity of working people in Toronto.

1:00pm Rally
CUPE 4400 – Bathurst / St. Clair (rear parking lot)

1:30pm March
Up Vaughan Rd. / Down Oakwood / East on St. Clair to Wychwood Barns

3:00pm Cultural Event
Wychwood Barns - 601 Christie St. (Christie south of St. Clair)

For well over 100 years, May Day – or May 1st – has been the day of resistance and celebration for workers all throughout the world. It is a day when workers quit their slaving away and pour into the streets to demonstrate the power of unity. In many cases, May Day has been a launching point for massive working-class fight-backs.

While May Day was born out of Chicago after the 1886 Haymarket Massacre of workers by the police, us workers in North America have been denied this tradition by having our ‘Labour Day’ pushed into September, diverting our class from celebrating and struggling with the international working class.

With the deepening of the world economic crisis combined with the destruction of the environment by capitalism, the unity and leadership of working class people is needed now more than ever before.

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