greetings, citizens of the world, we are anonymous. we have come forward today to bring you a message: spring is coming.
with the wane of the strong show of global solidarity that is the occupy movement, we aim to prick consciences from complacency into action.
we aim to take some time to reflect on dissent and solidarity. we aim to take just a day to commemorate what it means to stand shoulder to shoulder with the grand jury resisters, to stand with the brooklyn protestors, to stand with the demonstrators in india, to show support for anti-fascist movement in greece. we aim to celebrate our solidarity as a social bond that stands above the social bondage imposed upon us by authoritarian institutions.
with the strength of our togetherness, we intend to make a public showing of solidarity. we will laugh in the face of totalitarian control, and we will celebrate our diversity of tactics in our struggle. if there’s one thing we have learned from the past couple years, it is this – when we join hands, the powers that be tremble. we are bound by an invisible thread of communication already: the internet. from the deep web to facebook, we are communicating with one another with ease, sharing ideologies and plans, ambitions and emotions, books and media. pictures of cats.
we are reddit. we are 4chan. we are the pirate bay. we are facebook, and tumblr, and twitter.
we are anonymous.
this may day, we urge you to rekindle that spirit of september 17, 2011. we urge you to celebrate our precious unity, which will serve us well in any forseeable future. we ask you to merge the ancient festive roots of may day with the urgency of the more contemporary struggles that may day represents throughout the world. everywhere, everyday people like us are reminded on this day, that we have made a difference in the past, and we will continue to make a difference well into the future.
stop this video for just a moment and look outside, wherever you are. take just a moment to marvel at this rich and beautiful earth. this world is a shared home to us. to all of us. our lives are not meant to be basic survival and sustenance. to live life to the fullest is our birthright. no bank, no government, no police officer, no credit card, no scrap of paper or chunk of shiny rock should ever be able to take this away from us. you may think it madness, but we believe that a show, not of force, but a show of being is precisely what we need now. we are not resting on our laurels. we are not patting ourselves on the back. we will reclaim our streets, our communities, our world. we will dance. madly. our joy and celebration in the face of ever-increasing oppression will itself be an act of defiance.
a few years ago, our brothers and sisters in the middle east sparked a global revolution with the arab spring, a chain reaction of everyday people like us standing up for these simple human liberties that are the birthright of all people. let us continue. let us end the winter of our discontent, and make it glorious by the radiant sun of our solidarity.
spring is coming.
we are anonymous.
we are legion.
we do not forgive.
we do not forget.
expect us.

  1. Is there a staging area to which the public is invited, or is this more of a general call to action? Is this going to be a family friendly event, or will children in their parent’s company be at risk? What about senior citizens, photojournalists, those with differing views? Will the streets be safe for ALL members of the public, or not?

    • While the video is a general callout to all people, we’ll be having a meeting regarding May Day in Olympia tomorrow at 2:00pm at Sylvester Park. The Facebook page for the event is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/427660300651673/?ref=22
      You are not alone in your concerns, and we intend to discuss these and other matters at this meeting.

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