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Chicago ICIRR Community Plans for May Day March | ICIRR
For the 125th Anniversary of Haymarket memorial, community, labor, faith and immigrant rights leaders will announce plans for the May 1st march. The struggle for justice for immigrants and workers continues with a march to highlight hard working families who have been separated through deportations, and are struggling to provide basic necessities like food, rent, healthcare and transportation while working at some of the richest corporations in the country.ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees. Tags: M4E, MayDay2014, march, Chicago, immigration
Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!
Unions meet Istanbul governor for May Day rally in Taksim – LABOR
Mayday Books Blog: Happy May Day 2013!
MAYDAY! 2014 – Posted on April 10th, 2014 by Megan B. Ruble
“Since the Dalai Lama went into exile in 1959 following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Tibetan people have sought refuge in India and throughout the world, including Minnesota. They have since struggled to maintain their identity and build a global democratic culture.
Health Workers will Lead May Day March in Havana
“Havana, Cuba, Apr 11.- Cuban health workers will lead the massive march that will be stage at Havana’s Revolution Square to mark International Workers Day on May 1st.
Doctor Raquel Toledo, member of the Health Workers Union told the Cuban News Agency that over 50 thousand workers in the sector will march on May Day leading the huge march in support of the call by President Raul Castro to stage a resounding demonstration.
Vavi, Numsa axed from May 1 rallies – Times LIVE
“The main event – to be held in Polokwane – will be addressed by President Jacob Zuma, SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande and Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini.
May Day memorial for leading socialists | Herald Scotland
“THOUSANDS of people are expected to attend a May Day event to honour the lives of rail union leader Bob Crow and veteran politician and campaigner Tony Benn.
The two legendary figures, who died within days of each other last month, will be remembered at a special event in London on May 1.
Organisers said they wanted to send out a message of: “Don’t mourn – Organise.”
A march will be held to Trafalgar Square for a rally addressed by speakers from the labour and trade union movement.
Tony Lennon, chief steward from the London May Day Organising Committee, said: “This year’s London May Day presents a huge opportunity for the trade unions and the community to both pay tribute to the massive contribution made by Bob Crow and Tony Benn to the fight for workers’ rights and to send out the clear message that the battle goes on.
Radical giants for May Day – Lancashire Evening Post
“First, on May 1, Paul Robeson: The Giant In a Nutshell sees award-winning actor, writer and singer Tayo Aluko perform well-known and more obscure songs of this radical titan, and illustrates with pictures and stories a life of the great man.
Born in 1898, Robeson was an African-American singer who became an international singing star in the theatre and the movies….
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