May Day 2015: Toronto’s 10th Annual May Day of Action

May Day is finally here and we are excited to take to the streets to demonstrate collective power of migrant communities. Along with hundreds of our community allies today we will celebrate this anti-capitalist and anti-colonial declaration of resistance that unites working-class struggles and refutes the false division set up by immigration policies between “Canadian” workers and “foreign” workers. So come on out today and join our contingent at the 10th Annual May Day of Action to demand Status for All! Word is it’s also going to be a beautiful day!

Every year on May 1st grassroots organizations in Toronto rally and march to mark International Worker’s Day, for migrant and worker’s rights and in support of Indigenous people’s struggles. Themed around the most pressing issues of the day and committed to people’s struggles against oppression and exploitation, May Day unites people’s struggles for self-determination and liberation. We continue this tradition in 2015, rallying and marching against colonial and capitalist attacks on our communities here and Canadian imperialism’s plunder and attacks on peoples across the world.

Friday, May 1
5:00 pm
Starting at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall)

Facebook Event Page.

h/t Marvin (from a newsletter)

  • andycanuck

    So I wonder if the MSM won’t be reporting on all the speakers that say they want to kill everyone white who makes more than $200G a year; all the Israelis; etc.?

    • Mohamsandwich

      $200,000 from this crowd? I’d assume a bit less than half is more accurate. All Israelis for sure, yeah, and perhaps a lot of Jews elsewhere, too. Uh, well, uh, except for those batshit crazy Jewish lefties like Rick Salutin who think Omar Khadr is a saint, etc. etc. etc.

      • andycanuck

        Alot of union guys are in the 100Gs range I’m thinkin’.

        • Justin St.Denis

          The Senate prevented the passage of legislation which would have forced unions to open their books and share such information. Canada is the only country in the western world where unions enjoy such protection from public scrutiny. Again thanks to your Canadan Senate.

  • cmh

    bunch of sick losers and retards….

  • David

    communism pure and simple.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hear Essence of ReEducation Stalag 74924 is absolutely sensational. Putin himself is wearing it, I hear.

  • Waffle

    I wonder which version of the Internationale they’ll be singing. There are so many different flavours:

  • simus1

    After all these years they still haven’t got the name changed to Red Square and still no paid day off for all government workers. What a bunch of all talk, no walk, lazy commies. Did GLLKDW even show up?

  • FactsWillOut

    If we abolished income tax, and kept sales taxes nice and low, all these problems would go away.

  • andycanuck

    Iowahawk just tweeted something like, “1959 Detroit wealthiest city in the U.S.A.; Cuba wealthiest country in Latin America. Happy May Day!”

  • jayme

    We should have a take Canada back day.

  • David Murrell

    What the above post misses is that it is Canada’s mass immigration that has lowered wages, particularly working, lower-middle class wages. It is not capitalism or “colonialism” (geesh, hose stupid can one get?) that has hurt working people. Simply hard left drivel to lead the professional demonstrators out onto the streets.

  • Move to North Korea, Cuba or Vietnam.

    There are lots of proletariats there.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hear Deep Fried Proletariat is amazing with a side of steamed asparagus with raspberry drizzle.

  • chayisun

    “We continue this tradition in 2015, rallying and marching against colonial and capitalist attacks on our communities here and Canadian imperialism’s plunder and attacks on peoples across the world.”…….And, after the march we will cash our welfare cheques and head to the local pub to celebrate! OR, we can march to our local drug dealer and, like, get some smack. Like, man, living under the thumb of capitalistic oppression is like, tiring….

    • Justin St.Denis

      Is that drivel from their web page? What a load of shit!

      • chayisun

        Yea. I couldn’t make that up.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Incredible. Sorry for even THINKING you might have done it yourself. I should have known better. 😉

    • tom_billesley

      I didn’t know Canada had an Empire.

    • Take The Red Pill

      What “work”? Do you mean that they have jobs? Or is “protesting” their job?

  • chayisun

    Didn’t they just have an early May day march in Baltimore?

    • David Murrell

      Certainly not. The late April marches in Baltimore were intended to burn the city down, and to beat up some whiteys.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The pervasive odour of Eau De Workers’ Collective at these events precludes my participation. I do apologize for my refined sensibilities, but there you have it. I face a similar circumstance when it comes to Gay Pride Day/Parade. I am allergic to both Lesbo Lotion and Essence of Homeau.

    Many of us who have been coddled by western civilization find it hard to derive enjoyment or satisfaction from participation in “peon causes” since these are usually merely fronts for civilization’s enemy interests.

  • Mr_bigstuff

    GLLKDW ??

  • Frau Katze

    This day never really took off in the Anglo world. It’s a huge deal in some other places.

  • NoPasaran

    What about the midgets? Won’t ANYONE think of the midgets?

    • Justin St.Denis

      And the poor African pygmies! What about the pygmies!

      • Petey

        Thas rasis!

        • Take The Red Pill

          Yes, the rasis! What about the racis?

  • Robert What?

    I join in with their celebration to confiscate the work product of the productive classes. Beats having to actually … you know … accomplish anything.

  • Mr_bigstuff

    I am baffled – What do the letters GLLKDW stand for?