You cannot expect mainstream media to portray us as anything but adversaries. We found each other in the streets. May Day in Olympia was a success in ways that the structures of our society simply cannot describe. We hope that our tribe experienced the same, throughout the planet.
An Explanation of our Intentions
May Day is just around the corner, and already the police and the corporate media are spreading fear and slandering radicals. Thus we thought it might be beneficial to explain ourselves, and to explain what we are hoping to create on May Day:
What we want is not a riot but a festival. We are building a community of resistance. We are everywhere: we are your friends and neighborhoods, your classmates and co-workers. If we break the law by dancing in the streets, by shutting down a bank, by assembling without “permits”, it is to show each other and ourselves that another world is always possible, that through our collective power the terms of this imposed reality can be changed, the dead spaces of commerce can come alive with life and music. We are on the side of spring: of all that is green and blooming, of all that celebrates a free existence. If we stand against and denounce the banks, the police, the bosses, the politicians, and the corporate media, it is because they all seek to impose and maintain the regime of coldness and control, the empire death drive of the dollar and the clock. The violence we can expect on May Day is the violence of the police, who cannot afford to tolerate any crack in the status quo that benefits them and their owners, and who have shown time and time again their willingness to deploy the baton and pepper spray on anyone that steps out of line.
Our weapons are our joy, our music, our solidarity. Please pass this statement on to your friends and allies, and join us in the streets!
For a Commune without borders, for a Festival without end
-The Partisans of Spring
Join us this May 1st, 2013 In Olympia, WA for a day of joyous celebration and international solidarity! Come out and enjoy the company of our beautiful community in a festival of resistance!
12:00 pm Sylvester Park: Reclaim The Commons Festival
All day family friendly festival
List of Festivities:
-Face-Painting and Garland Making
-Seed Bomb Making
-Crafting and Art
-Dérive (to drift about with no particular destination)
-Sudden Acts of Spontaneity
-Celebrations of Spring, Love and Fertility
- Games; sack race, three legged race, hula hooping ect.
- Live music and poetry
- Face painting
Bring your costumes, bring your friends and family and bring the fun!
2:00 pm Shut Down the Banks Party
4:00 pm Festive Street Party
6:00pm May Day March
4th and water st. Olympia, Wa
We find that graphic novels are an effective way to get certain messages out to a larger audience. Often, there is more liberty to get messages across under the radar via graphic novels than via text-only media. This particular graphic novel addresses the history of May Day in Canada. You can order the book at the above link, and you can check out the people responsible for it here: http://graphichistorycollective.wordpress.com/