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    May Day 2023 – Boston Common


    Contact: Patrick Wilson – Boston May Day Coalition, Activate Media (617)506-9298

    May Day 2023 – Come to the Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand!

    Boston, Massachusetts – Monday, May 1, 2023, at 5:00 PM

    May Day 2023 – Boston Common | Facebook

    On May 1st people, organizations, and unions around the world will celebrate International Workers’ Day, May Day, a day to commemorate our common struggles and to demand a better future for all.

    On May Day in Boston, we will mobilize for a better future! A better future not only for ourselves, but for our children, and our children’s children. We will turn out for our rights as working people to live lives with purpose, free of fear from economic exploitation, and social oppression. We seek to break down the barriers that separate us. We call on all folks to join us. We must stand up for our rights, for our communities, and for a better future.

    We live in a country where health care is rationed and denied to millions, where education is rationed and denied to millions, where affordable housing is a joke and homelessness is rampant and in evidence everywhere. Union busting is the norm throughout the country and labor rights are trampled on daily. Equal justice under the law does not exist for those from oppressed nationalities or working people generally. Those who are wealthy get the best justice money can buy, while LGBT folks are being demonized and denied their rights under the Constitution. Millions here seek immediate legal permanent residence to be able to work and live freely without fear of police repression. Reproductive rights are being decimated for millions and the world faces a climate catastrophe! Enough is enough! Time to unite!

    In downtown Boston, an International Workers’ Day celebration will be held at Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common on Monday, May 1st, 2023 at 5PM EDT. The event will feature speeches, music, food, a march, and of course fun. All are welcome to attend.We also stand in solidarity with our compañeras and compañeros in East Boston and Chelsea commemorating International Workers’ Day. For more information about that  event, please visit their page:

    Co-Sponsors for May Day 2023 – Boston Common include:

    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,,
    Battle First Aid Responder Services, Burhan Rebels.

    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.

    Around the world, Labor Day is celebrated on May 1st because internationally people remember the historic general strike which began on May 1, 1886. On that day in the US, 350,000 workers staged a nationwide work stoppage to demand the adoption of a standard eight-hour workday. The strike spread worldwide. Following the strike, four of the anarchist strike leaders were framed up and hanged for their role in the uprising and subsequently became known as Chicago’s Haymarket martyrs.

    On May Day, we will gather to recognize and celebrate the true international holiday of the working people, who have struggled, fought, and died in the ongoing class war. Unless we can stop them, the corporate elites are on course to destroy the very earth we stand on. History has demonstrated that we must all work together to build a unified workers’ movement that is intersectional and international in scope.  A movement that actively seeks to empower workers, unite with the oppressed in struggle, and defeat injustice in all forms, for as Dr. King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

    For more information, please visit: May Day 2023 – Boston Common | Facebook

    18th Annual #FirstNight Against the Wars

    • Time: 12-5 PM, Saturday January 31st
    • Place: Copley Square, directly across the street from Community Church of Boston.
    • What: Rally, Demonstration, March, Food and Entertainment.
    • Everyone Welcome!
    • Bring: Free Food, Banners, Literature, Fliers, Stickers, Buttons

    The 18th Annual First Night Against the Wars is upon us! An all-day event that boasts multiple music concerts, puppets, an ice skating show, and two fireworks displays one at 7PM and another at 12:30 AM. Activist Groups for the past 18 years have gathered around multiple issues and many times march from Copley to Boston Common at the end of the parade.

    Groups are setting up at Copley Plaza at 11:30 AM and things get going at 12 noon. There is an Assange Defense Rally at 2 PM, and activist marching band BaBam will perform as well. Jill Stein and XR Solidarity will be marching from Copley Plaza to Boston Common at the end of the parade at 5 PM.

    Groups participating or sponsoring the event include:

    Message from the Event Page:Living today in a country perpetually at war, it is only fitting that this December 31 will mark the 18th annual celebration of First Night Against the Wars.Every year folks seeking an end to our permanent war culture gather in Copley Square to bring free food, banners, literature, fliers, stickers, buttons, and the antiwar holiday spirit to many thousands of First Night revelers who may long for peace.Your participation would contribute greatly to that spirit. Bring what you wish and join in the spectacle. So often the holiday festivities fail to celebrate the resistance coming from working people and the oppressed to the wars against women, oppressed nationalities, LGBT folks, the climate, the poor, and other countries.We will be setting up near the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. Look for our signs and banners. Please join us.Note: We may be in a slightly different location this year. They are moving the performance stage to the Old Library Entrance. We might have to set up directly across the street from the Community Church of Boston at 565 Boylston Street.For info: 857-272-6743

    *Note: While ‘First Night Against The Wars’ is not directly affiliated with ‘First Night Boston’, it has participated alongside for many years. First Night Against The Wars does not support Amazon as the corporate sponsor of ‘First Night Boston’. Amazon is involved in poor labor practices and union-busting activities. When Workers Rights Are Under Attack, What Do We Do? 

    XRBOSTON/Car Free Boston World Car Free Day Rebel Ride Friday September 23rd Copley 5PM

    Extinction Rebellion and Car Free Boston have teamed up to hold an action Friday afternoon after-work at 5PM ET to celebrate World Car Free Day. They will be joining 50 countries and over 1,000 cities in imagining what a future without cars could be like.  “We need transformative change in mobility to safe, clean, quiet transportation that doesn’t destroy our biosphere.”*

    “The event will start in Copley Square and travel around 10 miles total and will finish in Dewey Square. We will meander at a slow pace (< 10 mph). Bring lights, music, costumes, flags and positive vibes. We will be taking a lane on open streets, with safety in numbers. If you have experience corking (marshaling) let us know.”*

    “Extinction Rebellion is a strictly non-violent movement, whose overall ambition is an international rebellion that helps humanity to turn quickly onto a course that is compatible with life on earth, and to build resilient communities in the face of ecological and societal crisis. We operate under the principles of Holacracy with a decentralized structure.”**

    Event Page on Facebook

    ** Extinction Rebellion Website

    FREE SCREENING: ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’

    A new documentary, ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’, will be presented at the weekly ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ sponsored by the Emerson VMA Department and co-presented by Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Living on Earth Podcast and SEIU Local 888.

    The documentary will be available to watch for FREE 7:00 PM EST Wednesday until Thursday at 7:00 PM EST.  Link to register for screening HERE. Link to participate in Zoom Webinar discussion on Thursday at 7:00 PM EST HERE.

    The documentary centers on “a group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water and entire way of life. Despite the desecration of their ancient burial and prayer sites, violent confrontations, and limited resources, these women refuse to back down. Calls for change reverberate nationally as the women of Standing Rock lead a tireless effort to defend their right to clean water and rich heritage. Discussion with director Shannon Kring and activist Pearl Daniel-Means to follow. POC, W, SJ (gender and sexuality, racial, environmental and economic justice)-Emerson Website.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @ FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    For Immediate Release:

    Occupy Boston will be occupying Faneuil Hall with The New Democracy Coalition and other advocates on September 17th at 5PM to shine light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall. It’s Time!
    We will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in the most appropriate way. This will be a non-violent protest and will end on Sunday afternoon.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    Friday Schedule: S17

    • 5PM – Change The Name Rally
    • 7PM Occupy Wall Street 10yr Anniversary
    • 9PM – Speakers and Movies
    • 10PM – Music

    Saturday S18
    10 – Wellness/Yoga/Speaker

    Concurrent Occupy Events

    – We Want Democracy (Occupy Wall Street 10th Anniversary) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT Free · Thomas Paine Plaza Philadelphia PA –

    – Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Friday, 9/17 6:00 p.m. General Assembly Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps) –

    SEP 19 AT 8 PM EDT –

    Faneuil Hall is the 7th most visited tourist site in the world, that’s like 18,000,000 visitors per year. It is a 279-year-old market and meeting place once owned by Peter Fanieul, a slave trader. This tourist site was the Auction Block.

    Long ago the property was given to the city of Boston and was named after Peter Faneuil. Today it is described as America’s first mall to tourists, they don’t know that human beings were sold there. Of the 143 businesses housed there, zero are owned by POC according to Kevin Peterson. Bostons previous mayor Marty Walsh refused to even allow a hearing on changing the name of Faneuil Hall. With a mayoral election on the horizon 51% of Massachusetts voters support a name change. It’s Time!

    We invite Boston Mayoral Candidates to take a stand not only acknowledging the horror of Faneuil Hall but to allow the people of Boston the privilege of choosing to no longer contribute to the legacy of slavery.

    This Action is a response to the City of Boston’s failure to accommodate the peoples wishes in allowing for a hearing.

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