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May Day 2023 – Boston Common

Mon May 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Let’s join together in celebrating May Day 2023, International Workers Day, a worldwide holiday. On May Day we have an opportunity to celebrate many examples of resistance to the employers offensive and government attacks on our rights and interests. Music starts at 4:30. Rally at 5:00 PM.

Current cosponsors for Downtown Boston event:
Boston May Day Coalition, Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts,
Cambridge City Growers, New Democracy Coalition,
United American Indians of New England, Refuse Fascism,
Boston Education Justice Alliance, Jewish Voice for Peace,
Revolutionary Blackout Network, Black Lives Matter Rhode Island,
Massachusetts Nurses Association, Massachusetts Peace Action
Workers World Party – Boston, North American Indian Center of Boston,
Community Church of Boston, Encuentro 5, July 26 Coalition,
FMLN – Massachusetts, Tecschange,
African People’s Socialist Party, Anarchist Black Cross – Boston,
Community Advocates for Justice and Equality, COS New England,
DSA Socialist Feminism Working Group, Little Liberty,
Progressive Labor Party, Natick Black Lives Matter,
Independent Socialist Group, Red Strike Project,
International Marxist Tendency, Inspiring Today’s Youth,
Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, Boston South Asian Coalition,
Julian Assange Defense – Boston, Boston Teachers Union,
MassCOSH, Palestinian Youth Movement,
Extinction Rebellion Boston, ActivateMedia. org,
Battle First Aid Responder Services, Burhan Rebels.

We are also standing in solidarity with our comrades and colleagues in East Boston and Chelsea. For more information about their event, which begins at 3:30pm in East Boston, please visit their page: https://fb.me/e/2KdideEBD

We will celebrate many thousands around the country who have joined unions including at Starbucks here in Boston. Mobilizations against police murder and brutality have occurred. Recently, we saw hundreds of supporters of trans rights stand up and mobilize in Boston against the ultra-rightist campaign by state governments to demonize and criminalize trans folks. Folks are taking to the streets for climate justice.

However, we have a long way to go to achieve liberation from the wars, exploitation, and oppression we face. Over the past year, we have seen a federal government assault on rail workers imposing unsafe working conditions in a contract with no paid sick leave. The US Supreme Court and State governments are demolishing reproductive rights. Millions of undocumented workers and youth seek legal permanent resident status (green cards). The war economy is rapidly expanding at the expense of our human needs. Environmental devastation continues with ever increasing instances of extreme weather. Devastating cuts to the social safety net are scheduled for the end of the “COVID emergency declaration”. We will be increasingly asked to make sacrifices while the wealthy increase their profits. Join in the resistance!

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Date:
Mon May 1, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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