A ton of Mayday events are going off in the Twin Cities on the 125th anniversary of International Workers Day. Get Ready!
Links: Heart of the Beast official Mayday site. On Sunday the Mayday Parade starts 1PM at Bloomington Ave & 26th Street (Route Map). A bike caravan from Mayday to St. Paul with MARS (Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space) will head over to the International Workers Day March (official site), organized by the May 1st Coalition and Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, beginning at the St. Paul Cathedral around 4pm and ending with a rally at the Capitol.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression will be meeting up for the "Witch Hunt" (dress like a witch) at 25th & Cedar at Noon. The May 1 Coalition will also have a contingent in the Heart of the Beast Parade, meeting at 25th & Cedar at 11am.
Related events: April 29--Celebrate May Day: Standing up in the Face of Repression at Walker Church | May 4--Haymarket! The First May Day - discussion at Mayday Books | Nationwide May 1 Actions | Mayday Roundup from Los Angeles IMC
Notices below the fold from the TCIMC Open Publishing Newswire...
Join our WITCH HUNT group of the CSFR* for the MAYDAY Parade !
*Committee to Stop FBI Repression / www.StopFBI.net
We will march as witches while a giant FBI-agent-puppet will try (and fail) to catch us, in order to raise awareness about the FBI and Grand Jury harrassement of peace activists amongst the thousands of spectators present that day.
BE THERE !
Line-up is first come, first served and begins at
Noon on the day of the parade
at Cedar Field
25th Street & Cedar Avenue, South Minneapolis.
Dress like a witch;or wear Witch Hunt tee, witch mask, green make-up;or at just all black;
or anything in between !
( invite & RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156657811064444 )
Chances are high that any south Minneapolis radical can find many of their friends in Powderhorn Park on the first Sunday of every May. The annual Heart of the Beast parade and festival is a much-loved Twin Cities tradition.
This year, May Day presents another special opportunity. Since this May 1 falls on Sunday, the annual International Workers Day demonstration will be held the same afternoon. It will begin after the conclusion of the Heart of the Beast parade, starting at 4pm at the St. Paul Cathedral at Selby Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard in Saint Paul, followed by a march to the Capitol.
We encourage everyone, and in particular anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and radicals of all stripes to join in the May 1 march in St. Paul after the May Day parade in Minneapolis. To get there, take the 21 bus line straight to the Cathedral from Lake Street; carpool; or caravan by bike! A bike caravan to St. Paul will meet by the playground northeast of the Powderhorn Park building at 3pm, rain or shine. Map: http://bit.ly/dVgwPY
You can also participate in the International Workers Day contingent of the Powderhorn Mayday Puppet Parade. It will meet starting at 11:00 am at 25th & Cedar Avenue. Info: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=211522098860807
The theme for the Heart of the Beast parade this year is “Caws for Unite” – and indeed, escalating attacks on immigrants and workers represent a very big “Caws for Alarm” in our cities. This year is the 125th anniversary of International Workers Day, a day of struggle that began during the fight for the 8-hour work day in 1886. With the resurgence of May Day in the United States as a day calling for immigrant and worker rights; this year’s historic protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere; and a steady stream of anti-immigrant, anti-worker legislation in the Minnesota statehouse, there is no better time to demonstrate than now.
May 1 Coalition – Minnesota 2011 | - May 1st – 4:00 pm – March in St. Paul, MN for International Workers Day
Marchemos en este aniversario 125 del día internacional de los trabajadores
El primero de mayo esta cada vez mas cerca, necesitamos construir el espíritu de unidad y solidaridad para luchar y detener los ataques de los políticos.
Este año es el aniversario 125 del día internacional de los trabajadores. En esta ocasión tendremos una gran marcha en donde participarán sindicatos, trabajadores, inmigrantes, estudiantes, grupos comunitarios y religiosos. Todos juntos diremos NO a los ataques contra trabajadores.
El día domingo 1ro de mayo nos juntaremos a las 4:00pm en la catedral de San Pablo para de ahí dirigirnos hacia el capitolio.
Necesitamos de tu ayuda para que esto sea un éxito. Estamos trabajando en la construcción de una gran coalición para demandar justicia para los sindicatos, trabajadores e inmigrantes. Estamos bajo ataques constantes de la legislatura. Solo podemos ganar esta batalla si nos unimos y actuamos en solidaridad. La legislatura se estará aproximando al final de su sesión y nosotros con nuestra marcha mandaremos un mensaje muy claro:
¡¡¡ALTO a los ataques contra trabajadores, sindicatos e inmigrantes.
EXIGIMOS justicia, libertad de organización, legalización e igualdad!!!
Hay sindicatos, organizaciones proinmigrantes, grupos religiosos, estudiantes y grupos comunitarios quienes están apoyando esta marcha.
Involúcrate, únete al movimiento!
COMO PUEDES PARTICIPAR
PASA LA VOZ — Imprime volantes – y pasa la voz en Facebook
APOYO DE TU ORGANIZACIóN — Apadrinando la marcha
MOVILIZANDO — Inventa un plan para movilizar a tu organización, amigos, familia para que asistan a la marcha.
DONANDO — Hay gastos que tenemos que cubrir y es por esto que estamos pidiendo a las organizaciones donaciones que van de $50 dolares a $500 dolares para esta marcha histórica, a individuos les estamos pidiendo que donen lo que puedan. Puedes mandar cheques a MIRAc a: PO Box 7266, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
INVOLUCRATE – Contáctanos e infórmate sobre la siguiente reunión.
Coalición 1ro de Mayo
May1Minnesota@gmail.com | May1Minnesota.wordpress.com | 651-389-9174
March in St. Paul on 125th Anniversary of International Worker’s Day
May 1st is less than a month away! We need to build the spirit of unity and solidarity to fight back to stop the attacks coming down from the politicians. The next step is May 1, 2011!
This year is the 125th anniversary of International Workers Day on May 1st. We’re marking the occasion by having a big march of unions, workers, immigrants, students, community groups and religious groups all joining together to say NO to the anti-worker attacks at the legislature.
On Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm we’ll march together from the Cathedral to the Capitol in St. Paul. We need you to help us make it a success. We’re building a big coalition to demand justice for workers, unions and immigrants. We’re all under serious attack by the legislature. We can only win if we unite in solidarity. As the legislature goes into its final weeks, our march on May 1 will send a clear message of NO MORE ATTACKS. We’re demanding justice for workers, freedom to organize, and legalization & full equality.
There are many unions that have already endorsed the march, as well as major immigrant rights, religious, student and community organizations.
Get involved and get your organization to join the movement!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
SPREAD THE WORD — Print out flyers here at and spread the word! Invite your friends on facebook.
ENDORSE — Have your organization endorse the May 1 march, then let us know!
MOBILIZE — Make a plan to mobilize members of your group or your friends & family to come march on Sunday, May 1.
DONATE — It takes money to have a successful march. We’re asking organizations that can afford it to donate between $50 and $500 to this historic march, and asking individuals to donate what you can. Make checks to “MIRAc” and send to PO Box 7266, Minneapolis, MN 55407. You can also donate online here (click the “PayPal donate” button).
GET INVOLVED – Contact us to find out when the next meeting will be and get involved!
May 1st Coalition
May1Minnesota@gmail.com | May1Minnesota.wordpress.com | 651-389-9174
Sunday, May 1
International Workers Day March in St. Paul
4:00 pm Gather at the Cathedral
then we’ll march toward the Capitol
Flyer – White Background (for black & white copies)
Flyer – Red Background (for color copies)