FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ADVISORY: Chicago May Day 2015: Radical Coalition March, Rally and Noise Demonstration

Radical Coalition Reclaims Chicago’s May Day Local, national, and international organizations unite to celebrate working class.

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Chicago 4/29/15 – Continuing a tradition of over 100 years, the May Day Radical Coalition will join workers across the world in a celebration of working class triumphs, as well as in remembering the sacrifices made by workers before us. This year we will focus on resistance to capitalism and the repression of class struggle by state and corporate interests. Ten organizations will be joining with fellow workers in Union Park on Friday, May 1st at 2:30 PM and will march to Cook County Jail in Little Village, arriving for a noise demonstration at approximately 5:00 PM.

This is the inaugural year of Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition, which formed in response to abuse of rank-and-file workers during May Day events of years prior by organizers beholden to corporate and political interests. 2014’s “Red and Black Brigade”, called by the Industrial Workers of the World, brought numbers in the hundreds through a rainy day march and was an informal contingent in other May Day events.

Contact:

Alison Olhava (Industrial Workers of the World) 847-707-5181
Miguel Del Toral (Socialist Party) 773-895-5774
Dan Bono (Industrial Workers of the World) 630-806-5000
Spanish Language / Hugo Rodriquez 773-918-0859

WHO:

Industrial Workers of the World – Chicago General Membership Branch (IWW)
Feminist Uprising Resisting Inequality and Exploitation (FURIE)
American Party of Labor (APL)
Chicago Socialist Party
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Pilsen Food Not Bombs
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
Moratorium on Deportations
Gay Liberation Network (GLN)
Semillas Autonomas

WHERE
& WHEN:

Friday, May 1, 2015
2:30 PM Union Park (Ashland & Lake)
3:45 PM Pilsen (18th & Blue Island)
5:00 PM Cook County Jail (26th & California)

WHAT:

March, Rally, and Noise Demonstration in celebration of the working class and against capitalism and state repression

Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition was called to formation by the Industrial Workers of the World in February of 2015 and was formally created in late March of the same year. Each member organization, including the IWW, has equal voice and vote on all decisions.

Chicago’s May Day Radical Coalition Principles, by which every organization agrees to abide for this year’s May Day events, can be found at may1chicago.org/coalition.html.

Imagery created by the Coalition can be found at: may1chicago.org/posters.html

Find the Coalition on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/may1chicago

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/360923034114774

 

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