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Round up of Mayday actions

category national | miscellaneous | feature author Tuesday May 09, 2006 01:41author by mayday celebrator Report this post to the editors

A week of activity starts Fri 28th, ends Sat 6th

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Banner from the Belfast march

Starting with the first Critical Mass of 2006, documented here by Noise Hacker with the usual high quality photography and running until Saturday's Mayday march in Belfast covered here by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin, Mayday in Ireland was spread from weekend to the next. The Dublin trade union march drew the by now standard criticisms on size and promotion and also was criticised for the decision to hold it in April for a change. The Sunday of the bank holiday saw an Anarchist Picnic and Anti-Authoritarian-Assembly in Dublin 's Phoenix park while the Monday saw the unmanageables picnic at the US Embassy.

Elsewhere, the annual call for the EuroMayDay was issued and the Indymedia.ie calendar saw events listed for Sligo and Cork. But much attention was focussed on the nation called America with the Indymedia Ireland newswire seeing reports from our LA correspondent on the massive protests in Los Angeles while regular contributor John Throne gave his report on the 400,000 in Chicago on May Day.

mayday - fires burning to celebrate the pagan feast of bealtaine
mayday - fires burning to celebrate the pagan feast of bealtaine

first critical mass of 2006
first critical mass of 2006

mayday weekend dublin actions - street art against capitalism
mayday weekend dublin actions - street art against capitalism

dancing at the crossroads - the unmanageables, kids and friends creatively resist the US war on terror
dancing at the crossroads - the unmanageables, kids and friends creatively resist the US war on terror

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   you forgot "Mayday Supreme Decree 28,701"!!!     ooops    Tue May 09, 2006 13:59 
   a little bit about the origins of mayday, their evolution and how that spirit is still alive     dunk    Tue May 09, 2006 14:34 
   May day street art-action     Anomino-anarko-appreciato    Tue May 09, 2006 14:46 
   Mayday in Cork     John    Tue May 09, 2006 22:59 
   cork mayday     anarkitty    Thu May 11, 2006 13:32 


 
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