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Mon Apr 30 2012 (Updated 06/05/12)International Workers' Day — May Day 2012
Mon Apr 30 2012 (Updated 06/05/12)Nationwide May Day General Strike Looms Large Locally with Diverse Actions Across Bay Area
Occupy Wall Street in New York called for a nationwide May Day General Strike. Cities and towns across the United States are heeding the call. Workers will be striking, students will be leaving classes, and banks and other large corporations will be forced to close for the day across the nation. May 1st, 2012, promises to be the largest American May Day since the Immigrant Rights May Day in 2006 and probably the most widespread and furthest reaching in decades.
Local plans include a People's Festival on Market Street in San Francisco; support for workers at the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Ferry Building, and other locations; the rebirth of the San Francisco Commune; a work stoppage by ILWU Local 10 which will effectively shut down the Port of Oakland for the day; a large March for Dignity and Resistance from Fruitvale to downtown Oakland; a one-day strike by thousands of California Nurses Association nurses in the Bay Area; autonomous actions; and much, much more.
Oakland — Occupied Oakland's May Daze | Occupy Oakland May Day Rally | May Day Oakland Police Riots: OPD Violate Their Own Crowd Control Policy Yet Again: video | Oakland May Day !!!!! (clips and cop watch) | Pic's of Oakland on May Day 2012 | Homies Empowerment en la marcha in Oakland | Oakland Police use Concussion Grenades and Extraction Teams on May Day 2012 | May Day in Occupy Oakland: Let a million seeds sprout | Denounce the attack on the Revolution Books table at Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland Police January 28th Hit List. Who Is on the OPD List for May Day? | The Colonization of Occupy Oakland | Event Announcements: 8:30am M1 Oakland Gender Strike/General Strike: Anti-Capitalist March to shut down the banks | 12pm Everyone Converge on Downtown | 3pm March for Dignity and Resistance | May 1st Anti-Racist March: The Decolonial Carnaval | March with the Internationalist Contingent on May Day | Million Hoodie & Hijab contingent to march on May Day in Oakland | Bay Area Sutter Nurses Plan May 1 Walkout | Occupy Oakland May Day General Strike Press Conference, 4/26/12: video & photos | OCCUPY OAKLAND May 1 Strike posters + call to action | Poster series: Let us off from work on May Day, or else | Occupy Oakland Action Framework for May 1 - Blockades, Marches!
San Francisco — May Day Strike Shuts Down S. F. Ferry Service | May Day SF 2012 | Rise Up Mural on MayDay | May Day Creation: Rise Up Mural at Montgomery and Market | 888 Turk Raided In Early Morning Raid | SF Commune Solidarity Breakfast | Update on #SFCommune @ 888 Turk | may day sf: san francisco commune resurrected | Occupy Strikes Back: Revenge of the SF Commune | 888 Turk Raided? | May Day in the Mission | 888 Turk Street: Re-Occupied | The Strike Starts Early: Mission Police Precinct Attacked | Event Announcements: Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition updates. No more bridge rally, pickets instead | 10:30am Occupy Your Civil Liberties on May Day | 12pm The People's Street Festival - El Festival de Calle del Pueblo | 1:30pm May Day March to New SF Commune | 2pm San Francisco Commune - Housing & Social Center Occupation
Mountain View — May Day in Mountain View: Stop S-Comm
San Jose — Event Announcement: 3pm May Day March - A day without the 99%
Santa Cruz — Event Announcement | Coverage: May Day in Santa Cruz: Creating an Ongoing Network of Solidarity
Sacramento — Event Announcements: 11am Sacramento May Day Action and March | Anti-Capitalist Contingent At Sacramento May Day
Fresno — May Day in Fresno | Event Announcement: 5pm Primero de Mayo - May Day March
San Diego — Event Announcement: 11am May 1st Day of Action
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See Also: Massive May Day Turnout Highlights Media's Disconnect From Reality | Corporate Media Bored With Occupy — and Inequality | Statement on Chris Hedges and the Black Bloc | May Day Protests for Justice | 100,000 march in Moscow and thousands march around the world for labor | May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast | ACLU and NLG Ask Oakland Police Department If It Seeks to Abandon Key Protections for Demonstrators | Occupy Oakland, Permitted Protest, and Police Repression | Occupy Oakland Will Provide Support If Workers Lead A Shutdown Of The Golden Gate Bridge | Fuck the Police 17 | Hella Occupy Oakland! 6 Month Anniversary | Occupy Earth Day Occupy Richmond March and Protest | Occupy Oakland Hoodie & Hijab March | Occupy Oakland Confronts Discriminatory Prosecutions by OPD and DA, 4/3/12: video & photos | Berkeley Police Price Quote For BearCat Armored Vehicle | Occupying a House Auction | /newsitems/2012/03/28/18710301.php | Occupy Oakland MARCH to Take Back the Town | Fuck the Police 14b | Fuck the Police 14a | Millionaires Tax Supporters Grapple with Withdrawal of Major Backers | Fuck the Police 13 | BENEATH poem | IC3: Defense Lawyer Threatened With Arrest, Police Report Doctored In Preliminary Hearing | New DIY Occupation Guide 2012 redux | Berkeley: Attack on the snitches at the Tang Center | Communiqué from Decolonize Oakland 3.18.12 | Oakland's FTP March | Berkeley: Rally and Speak Up Against Police Abuse | High Noon & Occupy at the Docks | Welcome Back to OGP | Oakland protests the latest atrocities in Afghanistan | Oakland LGBT Rally in Front of Courthouse to Respond to Hate Crimes Charges | Stay Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters Are Unconstitutional | Nell's friends stop auction of her home! | Occupy Oakland Protest for Tristan and Palestine | Fuck the Police March | Photos from Occupy Our Food Supply day at an East Oakland Community Garden | Did Somebody Say "Car Bloc"? | District Attorney O’Malley’s Strange Relationship to the Truth | FTP march in solidarity with Occupy CAL Berkeley and Athens part 2 | FTP March in solidarity with Athens and Occupy CAL Berkeley | Berkeley Police fumbles in a murder | Officer in Scott Olsen Incident Identified? (Article and Video)
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