Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so I happened to find myself at another May Day event yesterday in New York City as I went to go vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #noplicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn & #unionsquarepark necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each at Union Square Park. And this event happened to be a Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018 May Day event held by Peoples Power Assemblies and Workers World Party on this day. And there was also a May Day Bike Bloc Anticapitalist Ride at Union Square Park on this day as well who I think were also giving away free dumpster dived food. And if it’s free then it’s for me. And then there was also a host of other street performers and vendors in this historic revolutionary gathering of a park as well. And that Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018 facebook event invite read something like:
MAY DAY WHERE? UNION SQUARE!
Join us on International Workers’ Day to celebrate the collective power of migrants and workers in New York and around the world!
12 PM Program Start
2 PM Break
3 PM Program Resumes
5 PM March
We will be marching alongside Immigrant Worker Justice at 5pm, who will be ending their NYC Freedom Cities May Day + IWJ Tour 2018 ! at Union Square! Support their tour which starts at 2pm!
Over the past year, we have seen the Trump administration consistently deceive the American people as attacks against migrants and workers only worsen. We have seen rapidly growing numbers of ICE raids, thousands of deaths due to military air strikes throughout the Middle East, and the approval of a $700 billion dollar defense budget. At the same time, we have seen an intensification of resistance—from migrants putting their bodies on the line to stop deportations to huge strikes of teachers demanding better working conditions across the country. We must unite to demand an end to the growing imperialist crisis that burdens the working class, migrants, and people of color—as well as celebrate the growing resistance of our communities!
The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2018 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, Indigenous communities, and Workers who are uniting to defend our people!
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And as usual, every picture tells a story as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. Have a great International Workers Day 2018.