Tuesday, May 1, 2018. New York City – Today is International Workers’ Day or May Day. Thousands of workers and activists participated in rallies and marches around the world. New Yorkers attended different events in NYC.
Some of the organizers said, “On May Day, join the Freedom Cities Movement as we carry on the legacy of the Immigrant Worker Justice Tour in our struggle for freedom and liberation!
Freedom Cities is about making entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, Queer+Trans folks, workers, and all oppressed communities. Our liberation is inherently tied together, it’s all of us or none of us!
We all deserve to live with dignity and have the opportunity thrive without fear of physical or economic violence at the hands of the corporations, vigilantes or government.”
May Day Union Square said, “Over the past year, we have seen the Trump administration consistently deceive the American people as attacks against migrants and workers only worsen. We have seen rapidly growing numbers of ICE raids, thousands of deaths due to military air strikes throughout the Middle East, and the approval of a $700 billion dollar defense budget. At the same time, we have seen an intensification of resistance—from migrants putting their bodies on the line to stop deportations to huge strikes of teachers demanding better working conditions across the country. We must unite to demand an end to the growing imperialist crisis that burdens the working class, migrants, and people of color—as well as celebrate the growing resistance of our communities!
The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2018 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, Indigenous communities, and Workers who are uniting to defend our people!”
Some of the organizations were Enlace, New York Worker Center Federation, Million Hoodies, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, May Day Union Square, Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Co-op Cafe, ICE Out of Courts- NYC, Families for Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project, Decolonize This Place, Rhiza Collective, LawAtTheMargins, Retail, Action Project, SOA Watch, New Economy Project, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, Food Chain Workers Alliance, International Women’s Strike NYC/ Paro Internacional de Mujeres NYC, Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City, Queens Neighborhoods United, Coalition To End Broken Windows, ICE-FREE NYC, Copwatch Patrol Unit – CPU”, Adalah-NY, People’s Cultural Plan, New York Communities for Change, UNO: United Neighbors Organization, Laundry Workers Center, Brandworkers, DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving, Hater Free NYC, NYC IWW, ISO NYC, New York Latina Advocacy Network (LAN) , SENS-UAW, Student Employees at The New School, Domestic Workers United, American Kurdish Association, UnLocal, Inc., TAKE ON HATE, New York City DSA Labor & Strike Solidarity, International Socialist Organization (NYC), RWDSU.
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