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Celebrate May Day
Date Sunday May 02
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390-27th Avenue
Oakland CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
April 26, 2004

Join us to celebrate May Day!
May 1st is May Day, the day of the international proletarait working class, an international revolutionary holiday with the vision that another world without exploitation and oppression is possible and dedicated to the struggle of people all over the world to make this vision real. Such a holiday is more than ever important in these historic times as people all over the planet face off against the US government's war on the world and agenda of domestic repression.

Every year, a special issue of the Revolutionary Worker newspaper is published to celebrate May Day, with articles on revolution and the righteous struggles of peoples all around the world from the peasants rising up in Nepal to create a whole new socialist society to the students, immigrants and workers right here in the United States who are fighting for a better world. (check out http://www.rwor.org)

This year, a special issue of the Revolutionary Worker will be available prior to May Day featuring articles on the historic contributions of Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and celebrating two important events: the 25th anniversary of the RW newspaper, and 20th anniversary of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM). RIM is a revolutionary organization consisting of Maoist groups and aprties from all around the world.

To celebrate May Day this year, we are inviting people to join us in two exciting projects:

* mass distribution of the special issue of the RW newspaper with emphasis on distributing it to area high school students and getting the Spanish issue of the paper into the hands of immigants and farm workers in outlying areas.

* An event is scheduled for Sunday May 2nd at 6 pm at the Humanist Hall, 390-27th Avenue in Oakland
This event will feature an amazing preview video clip from an upcoming DVD of a recent speech by Bob Avakian.

*Join us to distribute the RW to area high school students or immigrants or sign up to get copies of the paper to distribute in your own or other communities.

* Teachers, can develop, circulate or utilize resources about the history and significance of May Day. These materials will be developed for teachers to use for classroom discussions. Some important resources including the origins of May Day are available at Revolution Books, 2625 Channing Way, Berkeley (510-848-1196).

* Lawyers or those with skills as legal observers are needed to monitor the action of police, INS, and other law enforcement agents while the paper is being distributed. The recent terrorization of two Oakland high school students by Secret Service agents for comments supposedly made during a classroom discussion on the war on Iraq is just one example of efforts by government to stifle political discussion by students in the classroom.

You can help us prepare for the Sunday May 2nd event at the Humanist Hall. Help will be needed to publicize the event especially by flyering and posting May Day leaflets. You can also participate in making banners and posters or help with decorating and setting up the place.

Please contact Revolution Books (revolutionbooks@earthlink.net) or (510-848-1196).

This will be an unforgettable experience for everyone who participates.

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