Announcing: the “Chicago May Day 2015 Radical Coalition”

The Chicago IWW​ is excited to announce the formation of the “Chicago May Day 2015 Radical Coalition” with organizations including:
(1)The Chicago Socialist Party (2) FURIE – Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation​
(3) Chicago Torture – Justice Memorials​ Project.

Chicago IWW members at the Haymarket Memorial - May Day 2007
Chicago IWW members at the Haymarket Memorial – May Day 2007

Is your organization interested in joining the
Chicago May Day​ 2015 Radical Coalition?
(1) Read and agree to our coalition principles bellow. (2) Send an e-mail to: May1Chicago@gmail.com to request to join.
The first coalition meeting will be April 1st!


CHICAGO MAY DAY 2015
RADICAL COALITION PRINCIPLES

  1. We agree to promote direct action during and alongside our planned May Day activities

  2. We agree to promote a distinctly anti-capitalist message which encourages industrial democracy and condemns bigotry of any kind, including, but not limited to: sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and/or sizeism.

  3. We agree to promote a world without borders or prisons and to the condemnation of selling out our fellow workers for the benefit of the few who appeal to the moral standards of our oppressors.

  4. We uphold our commitment to reason, logic, and scientific principles and our agreement to leave all spiritual and/or religious elements out of any of our messaging during May Day events, whether it be spoken, written, or otherwise presented.

  5. We uphold our commitment to refrain from direct promotion or endorsement of any political candidates or parties during May Day Events which falls outside of representing any coalition organizations and their names and to condemn aggressive recruitment which detracts from our shared message and goal.

  6. We uphold our commitment to refrain from selling any materials during the May Day march or rally, whether at a stated cost or for a suggested donation.

  7. We uphold our commitment to work together to promote class consciousness and to build a militant working class movement which includes, but strives to be larger than, our individual political ideologies and organizations.

The Chicago IWW’s “Red and Black Brigade” takes over the Haymarket Memorial during last year’s May Day March from Union Park.
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