Mayday 2012 NM Events in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe & Taos!

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From the Walk to Cure Capitalism in Albuquerque, to the grand opening of the NEW MEXICO FIRST WORKER CENTER for immigrant and non-immigrant workers in Santa Fe, people are joining together across New Mexico in celebration of International Workers Day!!!

All events on Tuesday, May 1st

ALBUQUERQUE:

WALK TO CURE CAPITALISM Gather at 4:30 pm by the Lobo statue on the corner of Central/University – walk to Robinson Park (8th/Central) ::: A PEACEFUL march FOR justice for workers, family unification, and AGAINST the attempts to scapegoat immigrants in New Mexico! Then: A celebration of SOLIDARITY at Robinson Park at 5:30 – live music, games, Aztec dancers and Matachines – bring the kids!

Plus: Music and Art will be going on at the Peace & Justice Center (corner of Harvard & Silver one block south of UNM) from 10AM-4PM. There will be live art, sign making, an open mic, DJ’s-Feelin’ Up Jetti, Zia Zombie, and the Community Projektz as well as live performances by Felix y Los Gatos, L@s Otr@s, members of Albuquerque’s national Slam poetry team and mucho mas!

Workers Day Event & March — 12:00m – 9:00pm El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos will be hosting their own worker event at Robinson Park. (8th & Central) It will include live music, activities, teach-ins, info about worker rights, fun for kids, and Aztec Matachine dancers. Their march will leave the park at 5:30pm and make a circuit downtown (where the Walk to Cure Capitalism will meet them) before heading back to Robinson. Their flier is available as a JPG, and as a bilingual PDF.

Civil Disobedience Training — 9:00am – 4:30pm Also, 350NM and 99% Spring will be sponsoring a no-cost direct action training by Joshua Kahn Russell at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. (Silver & Carlisle) The capacity is 175 people, with pre-registration advised, though not required.

And on May 1st, the GUILD CINEMA (3405 Central Ave) will be showing SALT OF THE EARTH at 3:30, 5:30, and 7:30 PM (All seats are $3). There will be a panel discussion following the 7:30 showing.
LAS CRUCES:
NMSU Aggie Solidarity wants to invite everyone to participate in our May Day demonstration on campus. On Tuesday, May 1st, starting at 11:00 AM we’ll be out on University Ave with banners reflecting the workers’ rights messages of this international socialist holiday. We will have all of the banners there, so no need to bring your own. We actually prefer that people do not, because we worked hard to develop a really concise message for this event. We would really appreciate Occupy’s support with this demonstration!”
SANTA FE:
1) May Day General Strike Picnic – 12 noon in Railyard Park at the grassy area near Warehouse 21 Community building begins as a picnic! Please bring your picnic food & low impact plates, cups and utensils. Occupy Santa Fe will have a General Assembly at 2:00 PM.
2) Somos Un Pueblo Unido invites you to celebrate INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY with THE GRAND OPENING OF: NEW MEXICO FIRST WORKER CENTER ~ Tuesday, May 1st, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, 1804 Espinacitas St. ~ Mariachi, BBQ, Moon Bounce and much more. To get a copy of the flier click here. “With help from national organizations, local workers committees, and allies around the state, Somos Un Pueblo Unido’s Workers Committee now has the opportunity to open Santa Fe’s first worker center. We hope to create a space that immigrant and non-immigrant low-wage workers can use as a resource to help them organize workers’ committees whose main goal is to better the working conditions for all New Mexico workers.” For more information call 505-424-7832

TAOS: In solidarity with Occupy Wall St. we are asking members of the community to join us for a General Assembly and BYOL at noon in Kit Carson Park. Facebook event page

BEGINNING MAY 1, 2012
NO WORK – NO SCHOOL – NO SHOPPING – NO BANKING – NO TRADING
THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS
www.OccupyMay1st.org
www.occupytogether.org/actions/
GENERAL STRIKE AND BOYCOTT CALLED!
FOR IM/MIGRANT RIGHTS
FOR AN END TO ALL WARS
FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND LABOR RIGHTS
FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE
FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND AN END TO THE POLICE STATE
FOR HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH CARE AS HUMAN RIGHTS
FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUITYEvery continent, every country, every state, every city will stand up.

Labor and workers are under attack by the 1%. Occupy stands Immigrants and with Labor both organized and not. Unions and union rights are what made our working class strong. Every benefit we have as working people has come from the struggles of organized labor and immigrants fighting for their rights. Now they are trying to destroy our bargaining rights, they want their greedy hands on our pensions. They don’t have enough already? ENOUGH.

A DAY FOR MIGRANT RIGHTS, LABOR RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS.

STOP FORECLOSURES!!!

We demand good jobs and good pay for everyone on the planet. Citizen of the country they work in or not. Outsourcing will no longer be tolerated by the so called “job creators” for cheap labor. All human beings deserve a living wage.

Education, Housing and Healthcare are human rights NOT “entitlements.”

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We can tell you that May 1st is International Workers Day. We can tell you that in some countries it’s a public holiday to commemorate the historic gains made by the Labor movement. We can tell you that in Los Angeles, May 1st is traditionally a day to celebrate and make a stand for immigrant rights.

But only you can tell us what you’re striking for on May 1st, 2012.

Because the May 1st General Strike is about you. It’s about the debt imposed on you for daring to dream about a college education. It’s about the healthcare you can’t afford, the family member with a disease which goes untreated because they lack insurance. It’s about your car that got repo-ed after you lost your job. It’s about your home that got foreclosed on when the bank went bust. It’s about your family, who came here for a better future, and got lost in the broken immigration system, and found that they’re denied access to legal work, education and security because they’re undocumented. It’s about you, the gay kid who gets bullied at school, and will grow up in a country which denies you equality and humanity, simply because you love someone of the same gender. It’s about the fact there’s no jobs, even if you got that college education and those grades. It’s about the single mother who struggles to support her kids on minimum wage – which is not a living wage. It’s about the woman who makes it through Harvard, works her ass off in one of the best law firms in the country, and constantly loses out on that promotion because she’s not a man. It’s about the homeless African-American guy who lives on Skid Row and gets thrown in jail for peeing in a park, because there are no toilet facilities on the street for those like him. It’s about the protestor who gets beaten and thrown in jail for holding a sign in a public space which says he’s had enough. It’s about the farmer who’s had to leave his home and work, because the state raised his land tax. It’s about the father who loses a son to a pointless war over oil in a foreign land.

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