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International Workers' Day 2022

Happy May Day! In this dispatch, which will be updated throughout the day, you will find useful links to everything from the IWW's classic article on the origins of the holiday within the workers' movement to contemporary news in the labour struggle, local events, & suggested readings to sharpen your organizational tactics in the workplace! If you have a suggested reading or event to add, please telegram Toonela by end of day.

Brief histories
From the Canadian postal union: https://www.cupw.ca/en/may-day-%E2%80%93-international-workers%E2%80%99-day
The classic IWW article: https://archive.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday/
A limited overview of international practices: https://irle.ucla.edu/2021/04/30/five-ways-international-workers-day-is-celebrated-around-the-world/

In the news
Nigerian seafarers: https://gazettengr.com/workers-day-nigerian-seafarers-bemoan-slavelike-treatment/
Turkish workers attacked: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkish-police-detain-dozens-may-day-demonstrations-2022-05-01/
South African unions embark on nationwide rallies: https://twitter.com/_cosatu?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
The contemporary situation in France: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220501-international-workers-day-on-may-1-a-brief-history-of-resistance
Immigrant workers in Southern California: https://laist.com/news/may-day-immigrant-rights-rallies-planned-in-socal
Tunisian union intervenes in political crisis: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220501-tunisias-labor-union-calls-for-national-dialogue-before-its-too-late/
Japanese unions face challenges as youth historically uninterested in rallies, protests: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220429/p2a/00m/0na/033000c
May Day in pictures: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/5/1/photos-countries-worldwide-mark-international-labour-day

Events in

the U.S.A.
Washington state: https://www.thestand.org/?p=108035
Cleveland, Ohio: https://allevents.in/cleveland/may-day-2022-workers-assembly-and-celebration/200022293596550?ref=cityhome#
Boston, Massachusetts: https://masspeaceaction.org/event/international-workers-day-celebrate-may-day-2022/
New York City, New York: https://www.nycclc.org/event/united-against-union-busting-may-day-march-rally-may-01-2022
https://www.brooklynpaper.com/event/2022-mayday-festival-of-resistance/
Orlando, Florida: https://www.orlando.gov/Events/International-Workers%E2%80%99-Day-2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/04/29/aztec-dance-group-hosts-reimagined-may-day-festival

Kenya
Nairobi: https://www.kbc.co.ke/labour-day-celebrations-to-be-held-at-nyayo-stadium/

South Africa
Phokeng: http://www.cosatu.org.za/

India
Hyderabad: https://theprint.in/india/hyderabad-labour-union-takes-out-rally-on-may-day-to-show-solidarity-with-working-class/938770/

Europe
Paris: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/emmanuel-macron-ap-marine-le-pen-paris-europe-b2069355.html
Berlin: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-feminists-and-squatters-kick-off-early-may-day-protests-in-berlin/a-61648027

Tanzania
Dodoma: https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/news/national/why-tanzania-workers-waited-for-this-may-day-3800572

Australia
Sydney: https://cityhubsydney.com.au/2022/05/may-day-crowds-gather-at-town-hall-for-may-day-marches/

Suggested reading on organizing
Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization https://www.versobooks.com/books/3810-neither-vertical-nor-horizontal

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