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Sun Apr 28 2024 (Updated 06/16/24)
Bay Area Shuts it Down on May Day
International Workers' Day 2024 Actions Included Urgent Support for the Palestinian People
May Day actions this year were organized with particular urgency in solidarity with the Palestinian people, heeding the call from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions to stand with Gaza. Marches and rallies filled the streets across Northern California on May 1, and there was no business as usual at the Port of Oakland as officials closed the port in anticipation of planned protests.

Oakland Sin Fronteras writes: While the United States is one of the few countries that doesn’t recognize May 1st as International Workers’ Day, each year our communities join millions of others across the world in uplifting working peoples’ struggles against the oppression and exploitation of peoples, lands, and nations. This year, we will continue that tradition and echo calls for the end to the violence of racism, imperialism, and capitalism. We also mark May 1st as a celebration of working people globally and their enduring struggles for justice, democracy, right relation to land, self-determination, and liberation.

We will join workers and peoples across the country and the world calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire to Israel’s war against Gaza, and for an immediate end to our government’s complicity in genocide.

Oakland: photo Port Closure Prompts Palestine Support Rally at BART Station | event Oakland Sin Fronteras International Workers’ Day March & Resource Fair | event May Day Port Shutdown: Rise for Palestine

San Francisco: photo SF Workers Rally for a General Strike for Palestine & Labor Party on May Day 2024 | photo Workers Speak Out in SF Mission on May Day 2024 & Bring Solidarity with Palestine | event San Francisco Jobs with Justice May Day March | event May Day General Strike to Stop Genocide & Rally at Harry Bridges Plaza | event SF International Workers' Day March & Rally SF SEIU 87/Unite Here Local 2

Santa Cruz: photo On May Day, UCSC Students Establish Gaza Solidarity Encampment | event UCSC May Day Rally

Fresno: photo May Day March for Immigrants' Rights in Fresno | event Fresno May 1st Coalition March and Citizenship Fair

San José: event San José May Day March | event Unite Here! May 1 Day of Action | event Join SDS at the May Day Parade

Sacramento: event May Day Community Art Build at California State Capitol | event Sacramento DSA May Day Picnic

Santa Rosa: event Sonoma County International Workers' Day March & Rally

Grass Valley: event Occupy Mill Street

Modesto: event Modesto: Workers Unite for Palestine - May Day 2024

Stockton: event Stockton: Labor for Palestine

Worldwide: article Strike for Palestine this May Day and Nakba Day

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