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May 1: Honour Our Communities! No One Is Illegal!

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May/01/2014 - 5:30 pm

See vids from past May Days: http://bit.ly/1gWEnv0

9th Annual May Day of Action. Rally and March.
5:30pm, Allan Gardens, Toronto

On May 1st, International Workers Day, we will march to reclaim May Day for just people's struggles and to Honour Our Communities. We are unified in our fight against poverty and capitalism. We oppose attacks on rights and income of workers, irrespective of status. We demand an end to immigration detention because no one is illegal. We will continue our support for Indigenous peoples' movements for self-determination. We oppose colonialism. We are in solidarity with struggles against Canadian imperialism. We insist on an end to environmental destruction. We resist patriarchy, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia both in our day-to-day work and as larger systems of oppression. Join Us!

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Take a moment and imagine with us.

Poster Series: Imagining a Solidarity City

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The theme for the #May1TO, May Day: Solidarity City! Status for All! Decolonize Now!? is Build a Solidarity City. In this image series we try to imagine what a solidarity city would look like.

Click on the images for hi-resolution version. Click here for facebook album you can share.

#May1TO, May Day: Solidarity City! Status for All! Decolonize Now!

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May/01/2013 - 5:30 pm

Join us in the streets for our 8th Annual May Day of Action!

1PM – 4PM: Occupy Gardens @ Queens Park
5:30 PM: Rally and March starting at City Hall and ending at Little Norway Park in solidarity with striking workers at Porter (Queens Quay and Bathurst)

On facebook: www.facebook.com/events/306795326114626
Videos from previous year: http://bit.ly/MayDayTOVids

Poster series imagining a Solidarity City: http://on.fb.me/12HV9DO

For seven years, you have marched on May Day to celebrate and invigorate migrant justice struggles in Toronto. On International Workers Day, we march to build a Solidarity City. Solidarity City is a unified struggle for: Respect for Indigenous Sovereignty, Status for All, an End to Imperialism and Environmental Destruction, an End to Austerity and Attacks on the Poor and Working class, continued resistance against Patriarchy, Racism, Ableism and Homophobia and Transphobia

May Day 2012 Ignites the Streets of Toronto

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Over 3,000 people march on Toronto's first May Day march on a working day in decades

Toronto -- Six years ago, inspired by 'A day without immigrants' marches across the United States, No One Is Illegal began organizing the May Day of Action for Status for All in Toronto. We were building for a May Day march on a working day but did not anticipate how momentous this year would be. On May Day 2012, we joined with thousands of others in over 150 cities across Turtle Island (colonial Canada and the United States) and millions around the world to mark International Workers Day and asserted the freedom to move, return, and stay for all.

What took place in Toronto could not have been possible without the commitment and energy of the May 1st Movement, Occupy Toronto, Food Not Bombs, Opirg Toronto and Rhythms of Resistance that coordinated various portions of the rally and march and the over 40 organizations that endorsed, mobilized and organized for the largest May Day in our city in recent memory.

>> Join us for a Celebration! Alien-Nation. 8pm. The Rivoli. May 5, 2012. Opening Night for Mayworks Festival. http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/691 <<

"We will link our struggles", insisted Gunjan Chopra, organizer with No One Is Illegal - Toronto at the start of the rally. In one voice, the over 3,000 people assembled outside Nathan Phillips Square agreed. And link them we did. From naming war, environmental destruction, capitalism and colonization as the powers that force people out of their homes here and elsewhere, to targeting policies of immigration, policing and austerity that are making the lives of our communities miserable, May Day was a moment of unity, of building relationships across struggles, and of asserting that together, we are unstoppable.

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