[PAST] May Day 2010 on the Boston Common -- May 1, 12:00 Noon

On May 1, 2010, the Boston May DayCommittee is organizing a march and rally starting on Boston Common at 12 noon. It will be joined by a procession from Boston’s North End featuring large cut-out images of the 8 immigrant workers known as the May Day martyrs.

In the Common, we are proud to announce a special performance of the famous radical theater group Bread and Puppet and a series of speakers that will address the major demands for May Day.

The 1:00 p.m. March from the Common will focus on local anti-worker employers and the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency.
May Day organizers are concerned that:

  • The Obama Administration deported 388,000 immigrants in 2009 (5% up from Bush’s last year)
  • Nearly 20% of the workforce is unemployed or underemployed
  • The Obama Administration is escalating the wars in the Middle East with record casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Obama has supported the immigration proposal of Schumer (D) - Graham (R), which we flatly reject as repressive and guest worker oriented.
  • Across the globe and in the United States governments are cutting back on services while bailing out banks and real estate interests

Our action’s slogans are:
  • Good Jobs Now!
  • Full Rights & Citizenship for the Undocumented!
  • Tax the Rich! Fund Schools, Clinics & Communities!
  • Fund Human Needs Not War & Occupation!
  • Bail Out Workers, Not Wall Street!
  • Solidarity Across Borders, Down with Washington’s Orders!

Our endorsers include:

ANSWER Coalition, Boston Anti Authoritarian Movement, Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee, Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, Harvard No-Layoffs Campaign, Industrial Workers of the World, Latinos for Social Change, Mass Global Action, Sacco & Vanzetti Commemoration Society, Socialist Alternative, Socialist Party of Boston, Socialist Workers Party, Student Labor Action Movement, USW Local 8751 - Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Worcester Immigrant Coalition, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Democracy Center - Cambridge, Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington United for Justice with Peace, International Socialist Organization, Community Church of Boston