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May Day! Resist!

 

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/mayday 
The Portland Alliance


The May Day 2016 poster is here, and it’s hotfire. Thank you to our comrades at PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines and Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project for their help creating this amazing artwork.

Please share and on May 1st rise up against capitalism, rise up for international solidarity, rise up for all workers worldwide!#WorkersUnite #MayDayPDX

Our annual May Day rally is fast approaching. We have been meeting regularly to make sure we pull off a successful and meaningful rally, but we need your aid and generosity to cover the cost of holding this event. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this succeed, and you can be a part of that excitement by supporting this event with your monetary donation and time to share this link with your networks. We believe that our communities united can gather the funds needed to make this rally happen. Thank you!

http://bit.ly/maydaypdx

Support ‘Portland 2016 May Day Rally’ by donating or sharing today!
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May Day Film and Speakers Night 

The Hella 503 Collective and the Portland May Day Coalition present a film on May Day 2000 – when the Portland Police attacked the first contemporary International Workers Day march – and a struggle around the right to protest on May Day began. Hundreds of people marched that day without a permit to continue the struggles for workers’ rights and against capitalism.

We will also have a speaker about current fast food worker organizing, with a newly announced union, as well as a speaker from the May Day coalition. There will be time to discuss what happened on May Day 2000, how May Day has developed since then, and what to expect this year. Also we’ll be sharing exciting news about a new workplace organizing campaign.

Come see this rarely seen video of May Day 2000 and participate in a discussion of what happened that day, and how we can continue the struggle.

At APANO, AT SW corner of 82nd and Division.

>Hella 503 Collective and Portland May Day Coalition<

Suggested Donation: $5 (No one turned away).

WHEN OUR HUMAN FAMILIES ARE UNDER ATTACK,
WHAT DO WE DO?
RISE UP! FIGHT BACK!

PORTLAND MAY DAY CELEBRATION & RALLY 2016
SHEMANSKI PARK, DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
12:00 – 2:00 PM : ASSEMBLY
2:00 – 4:00 PM : RALLY

From the Philippines to Libya to the streets of the U.S., people are rising up against injustice. In response to this, the corporate elite are working overtime to creatively pit the masses of people on the planet against one another. Racist police murders continue while the victims are painted as criminals and thugs. Families are deported daily and immigrants are dehumanized and labeled as terrorists. Working families find it increasingly impossible to make ends meet in the U.S., while workers around the world are struggling to stay alive. Meanwhile, corporate profits are setting records.

All of these inhumane attacks are being bolstered by an organized attempt to bring anti-worker legislation to Oregon in 2016. This same legislation is currently operating in 26 states and there is clear evidence that the things we have worked so hard to eradicate — lower wages, no health care, and income disparities adversely impacting women and people of color — are all things that are thriving within those states that have passed anti-worker measures. The anti-worker measures are being supported by anti-immigrant measures and anti-reproductive rights measures. All of these heinous acts are being financed by billionaires who don’t even live in Oregon.

Clearly, we must commit to working together to stop these attacks against working people, people of color, and immigrants. The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition is planning a huge May Day 2016 rally in Downtown Portland that will serve as a vehicle to promote the themes of unity and respect for workers and oppressed groups within this society and the world overall. We intend to create a culture against anti-worker laws by using May Day as a mass statement against the anti-working family measure.

Join us on May Day 2016! Unite with us in fighting divisiveness in our communities. Join organizations working for peace and justice, and take it a step further by engaging in actions that directly address issues faced by our families. Let us rise up and fight back against attacks to our communities!

The people united will never be defeated!
El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

For more information, please contact Rossella De Leon of PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines at rosselladeleon@gmail.com. Donations and other forms of support are welcome!

The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition working on planning this year’s Portland May Day celebration and rally are as follows. It’s not too late to join us in planning – contact us!
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
All African People’s Revolutionary Party – Portland, Oregon
PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
GABRIELA Portland
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Working Families Party
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Portland IWW

Bette Lee I’ll remember this Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop, and our resistance. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!

Support ‘Portland 2016 May Day Rally’ by donating or sharing today!

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 This year the official May Day rally will include a Youth Zone for the young and the young at heart.

occupyWe’ll make signs, learn chants, sing songs, have snacks, make some noise, and wrap it all up with a youth-led procession through the rally.

Find us near the official May Day rally meet up.

Wear clothes that might get dirty, bring a water bottle for drinking, and bring any art supplies you’d like to share with the group.

Kids of all ages are welcome, parents and caregivers should plan to hangout with kids who can’t be alone amongst friends.

Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice Portland (SURJ pdx)


WHEN OUR HUMAN FAMILIES ARE UNDER ATTACK,
WHAT DO WE DO?
RISE UP! FIGHT BACK!

PORTLAND MAY DAY CELEBRATION & RALLY 2016
SHEMANSKI PARK, DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
12:00 – 2:00 PM : ASSEMBLY
2:00 – 4:00 PM : RALLY

Mayday2From the Philippines to Libya to the streets of the U.S., people are rising up against injustice. In response to this, the corporate elite are working overtime to creatively pit the masses of people on the planet against one another. Racist police murders continue while the victims are painted as criminals and thugs. Families are deported daily and immigrants are dehumanized and labeled as terrorists. Working families find it increasingly impossible to make ends meet in the U.S., while workers around the world are struggling to stay alive. Meanwhile, corporate profits are setting records.

All of these inhumane attacks are being bolstered by an organized attempt to bring anti-worker legislation to Oregon in 2016. This same legislation is currently operating in 26 states and there is clear evidence that the things we have worked so hard to eradicate — lower wages, no health care, and income disparities adversely impacting women and people of color — are all things that are thriving within those states that have passed anti-worker measures. The anti-worker measures are being supported by anti-immigrant measures and anti-reproductive rights measures. All of these heinous acts are being financed by billionaires who don’t even live in Oregon.

paolocurtazdotitClearly, we must commit to working together to stop these attacks against working people, people of color, and immigrants. The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition is planning a huge May Day 2016 rally in Downtown Portland that will serve as a vehicle to promote the themes of unity and respect for workers and oppressed groups within this society and the world overall. We intend to create a culture against anti-worker laws by using May Day as a mass statement against the anti-working family measure.

Join us on May Day 2016! Unite with us in fighting divisiveness in our communities. Join organizations working for peace and justice, and take it a step further by engaging in actions that directly address issues faced by our families. Let us rise up and fight back against attacks to our communities!

The people united will never be defeated!
El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

For more information, please contact Rossella De Leon of PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines at rosselladeleon@gmail.com. Donations and other forms of support are welcome!

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/mayday 
The Portland Alliance

The 2016 Portland May Day Coalition working on planning this year’s Portland May Day celebration and rally are as follows. It’s not too late to join us in planning – contact us!
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
All African People’s Revolutionary Party – Portland, Oregon
PortlandCHRP – Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
GABRIELA Portland
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Working Families Party
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Portland IWW

Bette Lee I’ll remember this Mayday for its intensity—our intense emotions of grief and outrage at the recent killing of Freddie Gray, another young black man by the police, demands for justice, our outcry for the police killings of people to stop, and our resistance. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Justice Matters, Resistance is the only action that matters!

The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good.”…


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