Location, location, location

Alright everybody.. get yourselves down to the west pier..the promenade.

Keep mobile, look out for each other.

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May Day Tomorrow! (sort of)

Just to clear up any confusion- Brighton May Day is on 30th April, not officially of course just the protest. Start location will be announced shortly before on here, Facebook and Twitter. If you can’t get to a computer call the number after 1130am (on the day) and a message will tell you, don’t leave messages or text it, cause no one will get back to you. Alternatively go on the critical mass bike ride, which will form up on the Level at 1030am.

Brighton May Day Collective
07950 889281

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May Day Press Release 29th April

While bankers are rewarding themselves with taxpayer funded bonuses and the royals are forcing us to pay for their weddings, ordinary people are facing an attack on their lives, massive cuts to jobs, benefits and the services they rely on. In response to this, on Saturday 30th April, people will gather at an undisclosed Brighton location to celebrate May Day, a day to stand up for workers’ rights and resist oppression, capitalism and the elites who benefit from them.

A critical mass bike ride will be held at 10.30am at The Level.

The main starting point for the demonstration will be announced at 12 noon via Twitter and brightonmayday.wordpress.com.

Local groups; Brighton Benefits Campaign, Brighton Anarchist Black Cross, Smash EDO , South Coast Climate Camp, Sussex Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), No Borders Brighton, Squatters Network of Brighton, Brighton Antifascists, Brighton Hunt Saboteurs, Brighton Uncut, Queer Mutiny have formed the Brighton Mayday collective to make Saturday 30th April a carnival of resistance.

Danny Beltane, of the Brighton Mayday collective said “Today our lives are under attack. Our future is being sacrificed to increase the power of an elite. The bankers’ crisis is being used as an excuse to push through a right-wing agenda of vicious cuts – cuts which will hurt the poorest and line the pockets of the rich. The NHS, Education and Welfare systems are being stripped back while the bankers are being paid million pound bonuses.

Their only answer to the disaster is more of the same, capitalism with the gloves off. More wars, more ecological devastation and we’re being asked to pay for it. We are being robbed blind – it’s time to reclaim what is ours.”

Chloe Marsh, of Smash EDO said “Resistance to the arms industry is a vital part of the struggle against capitalism and the fight against capitalism is an attack on the basic strength of the arms industry”

Sussex IWW: “May Day is the historical declaration of working class struggle. This year Mayday has a new relevance, as the government arrogantly and shamelessly starts to dismantle the gains made by ordinary people to better their working conditions.”

Brighton Uncut: “Big corporations are feted and relieved from having to pay their taxes in full. While politicians the world over, in the thrall of multinationals, are cutting public services to address the deficits caused by bailing out the corporations.”

Student from the University of Brighton: “We must stand united for workers and students rights, for they are one and the same.”

Brighton College Student: “The student protests of last year were just the beginning, they showed us all that resistance is possible, now is the time to finish what we started…”

Mass party & protest. 30th April 2011. Central Brighton. Location and details TBA.

Regular updates from 11.30am by Twitter – @brightonmayday

Press Contact – Danny Beltane – 07950 889281


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Ignore the Royal Wedding

Everyone ready for the big day?  NO not Westminster… streets of Brighton Mayday party.  Bring music, flags, your friends.

The location will be in Brighton somewhere so if you are coming from out of town hang around centrally and wait and see.

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3 Days Till May Day

The start location will be announced on the day via Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and as a message on the May Day phone. There will also be a critical mass starting from the level at 10.30am, which will make it’s way to the start point of the main demo.

Expect a carnival atmosphere in the true tradition of May Day. Bring colour and noise, and be prepared to stay mobile. More details coming soon…

Brighton May Day
07950 889281

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May Day Zine Published

A zine with contributions from members of several Brighton groups has been published. Individuals have given their reasons for responding to the callout for a May Day demonstration. Download a pdf version here.

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May Day Press Release 3rd April

Brighton Mayday

We invite everyone to come and celebrate May Day 2011 on the streets of Brighton. In the spirit and tradition of International Workers’ Day and the May Day demonstrations of recent years, there will be a mass celebration and demonstration.

This day will see action against banks, financial institutions and others responsible for the current financial crisis which is now being used by the government to target ordinary working people.

Brighton MayDay Collective spokesperson Danny Beltane said “We call for the whole spectrum of society to join us. We believe that bridges should be built between all those on the receiving end of these ideologically imposed cuts. May Day in Brighton will be a chance for genuine solidarity, a chance to celebrate the coming of the summer as well as to resist the butchery of the public institutions that we all need.”

Saturday 30th April will be a day of party and protest as hundreds take to the streets in a show of mass opposition to the unjust and self serving elite in our society. Many local groups have already shown their support, with Climate Camp, UK Uncut, Smash EDO, Brighton Benefits Campaign, International Workers of the World and many more getting behind the demo.

Meeting at 12 noon Brighton, at a location to be announced nearer the time, there will be a carnival atmosphere, open to all and reflecting Brighton’s diverse culture.

Brighton MayDay Collective
07950 889 281

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