May 1st, International Workers' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in most countries. The United States of America and Canada are among the exceptions. This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the USA, linked to the battle for the eight-hour day, and the Chicago anarchists.
May 1, 2006 is a Day of Protest: Fight for Immigrant Rights!
Join immigrants and supporters to make Monday, May 1, 2006 a national "day without an immigrant" Anti-immigrant politicians and hatemongers call immigrants "a drain on society" - they try to pass repressive legislation like HR 4437 and encourage groups like the racist "Minutemen". But immigrants contribute billions to the economy and receive few benefits in return. We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the United States. Let's show the government, corporations and racist politicians that a powerful, united peoples' movement has the power to win Civil Rights, workers' rights and make history. No business as usual on May 1!
in Chicago: May 1st Immigrant Worker Justice March Monday, May 1, 2006, 10am.
Starts at Union Park (Lake/Ashland) Ends at Grant Park