Tomorrow is May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. It’s a time when thousands of people worldwide take to the streets to protest everything from immigration policies to workers’ rights.
The Mission has historically been at the center of some of these protests, and this year it is no different. There is a march scheduled for tomorrow morning, but for some it begins today.
From the May 1 website:
They’ve stolen our lives. They’ve stolen our health. They’re taking over every inch of our cities and pushing us nowhere. If there is anything we have learned from the last six months it is this: May 1st isn’t the only day for striking, and isn’t only a day for workers. April 30th kicks off a string of actions in the Bay Area against all who would take our lives from us.
San Francisco, once a stronghold of the dispossessed, has become a playground for the rich and a living hell for those of us who can’t keep up or have no interest in capitalist relations. Homelessness, gentrification, racist police murders, the displacement of all that is queer, outrageous rent prices, our list is endless: it is time to reclaim our playground.
We call on our comrades from every corner of the Bay to descend upon Dolores Park, 8 pm April 30th, for a ruckus street party to counter gentrification, capitalism, and the policing of our communities.