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May Day 2012 Toronto: A photo essay

by Kevin Konnyu

By many accounts from within the march this was the most succesful May Day march in Toronto's recent history with an estimated turn out of 3000.

From the Occupy Toronto May Day call out:

*No Work *No School *No Shopping *No Banking *No Housework

The winter slumber is over. Time to take the streets!

Documented or undocumented. Paid or unpaid. We are Workers. We are Students. We are Families. We are the 99%.

The 1% carry out war, throw us in prisons, make us poor, destroy public services, attack unions, and poison the environment. They deny us freedom and dignity. 

So We Fight and We Resist. 

On May 1st, 2012, inspired by 126 years of workers’ struggles, the Arab Spring, the Indignados of Spain, the global fights against austerity, and the Occupy movement, we take to the streets again!

On International Workers Day, join us and our allies No One is Illegal Toronto, the May 1st Movement, and dozens of community groups in the city for a rally and march to respect Indigenous sovereignty, insist that no one is illegal, for international workers solidarity, to defend and expand public services, to stop prison expansion and corporate handouts, to end imperialist wars and aggression, to build peoples' power, and to move beyond capitalism.

They are few, we are many. Join us.

Endorsed & Supported by Afghans for Peace, CAMP Sis, Canadian Auto Workers Union, Centre for Social Justice, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Committee for the Defence of the Iranian Peoples Rights (Canada Organization), Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, Communist Party of Canada, DAMN, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, Health for All, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Sovereignty and Solidarity Network, International Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women in Canada, International Federation of Iranian Refugees, Justice for Migrant Workers, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Law Union of Ontario, Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, Movement Defence Committee, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Ontario Federation of Labour, OPIRG Toronto, OPIRG York, ProtestBarrick, Rhythms of Resistance, Socialist Project, Stop the Cuts, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, Toronto Socialist Action, Trans Film Screening Series, Tudeh Party of Iran - Canada Organization, United May Day Committee, Unity Against Unemployment in Iraq, Women's Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], Workers Action Centre, Workers Community Party of Iran and more... 

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