Posted: May 4, 2012 by globaloccupation in Uncategorized

joy - freedom - rebellion

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I don’t like seeing the city destroyed. This is not at all within the spirit of May Day celebrations.

 
Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell, May 1st 2012

Here we are again. For us, not much has changed. However, the cities around us have grown, strengthened, become more adaptable, resilient, and overwhelming in their ability to absorb all of our energy. The contemporary metropolis is a machine designed to extract capital from humans and to keep them pacified while doing so. Those who reject pacification are demonized, marginalized, imprisoned, or murdered.

On May 1st, 1886, hundreds of thousands of workers did not go to work and took the streets in a General Strike, determined to show the capitalists that they would only work eight hour days from then on. In Chicago, the city where the movement for the eight hour day was the…

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