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April 30, 2007 | by  | in News | [ssba]

May Day!

May Day, the International Workers’ day, commemorates the struggle for the eight-hour working day. On May 1, 1886, the first May Day, 80,000 workers marched in Chicago as part of a general strike in support of an eight hour workday.

The theme for this year’s May Day celebrations in Wellington is ‘the death of workers’ rights: the re-birth of workers’ struggle’. Speakers will discuss issues including beneficiaries’ rights, the campaign against youth wages, and workers’ struggle in Oaxaca, Mexico.

There will also be free food provided by Food Not Bombs, stalls for local community groups, music and dancing. A contingent of people will also march to the Mexican Embassy in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca.

May Day Street Party

Tuesday, May 1 11:30-2:30 Cuba Mall

Other May Day Events:

Anarchist Drinks and a Movie
the Anarchist Social Centre, 128 Abel Smith
7pm onwards
Organised by Wildcat Class Struggle Anarchist Collective

May Day Matters
Thursday, May 3, 2007
From 6pm, entry by koha
NZ Community Trust Mediatheatre,
NZ Film Archive, cnr Taranaki & Ghuznee Streets, Wellington.

Two key films, The Bridge and Wildcat, documenting the struggles of working people in New Zealand during the late 1970s and early 1980s, introduced by Dr Russell Campbell of Vanguard Films.


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