Wage Hike in Haiti Doesn’t Address Factory Abuses 19:43 Dec 05 0 comments
Clintons' Pet Project for Privatized 'Aid' to Haiti Stealing Workers' Wages: Report 23:15 Oct 29 0 comments
Zonas de Reserva Campesina en riesgo de desaparecer del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano 16:00 Oct 01 0 comments
[Colombia] Campesinos y mineros no aguantan más 17:33 Aug 07 0 comments
El Catatumbo se solidariza con la justa lucha de los mineros colombianos 16:02 Jul 24 0 commentsmore >>
Recent articles by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group
May Day 0 comments
The ANZAC Myth 0 commentsRecent Articles about Indonesia / Philippines / Australia Workplace struggles
May Day May 01 13
Audit Commission Myths Aug 01 12
Workers of the world, unite!
indonesia / philippines / australia | workplace struggles | press release Tuesday May 02, 2006 13:59 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group - Anarkismo macg1984 at yahoo dot com dot au
May Day Yesterday and Today
On May Day, 1 May, the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group held a picnic and distributed leaflets to passers-by at the 8 Hour Monument near the Victorian Trades Hall building. The leaflets were well received.
MAY DAY YESTERDAY AND TODAY
May Day 1886
In the US city of Chicago, the union movement is boisterous and militant. Its political leanings are mostly Anarchist. As part of their campaign for an 8 hour working day, the unions call for a strike on 1 May. At a workers’ rally soon after, a bomb is thrown at police. Four Anarchist trade union organisers are framed for the crime and hanged; another spends 6 years in prison. In memory of their sacrifice, and to further the struggle for workers’ rights and the 8 hour day, May Day becomes an international workers’ day.
May Day 2006
In Melbourne, we face an Australian government which is bent on crushing the union movement and putting end to workers’ struggles. Weakened by decades of bureaucratic control and opportunist sell-outs, the labour movement is smaller and weaker than it has been for decades. Now the Government thinks it can move in for the kill, but the savage new “Work Choices” legislation has begun to shake the working class out of its paralysis. We may yet show Howard that he has bitten off more than he can chew.
We are strong, not weak
In their arrogance, the capitalists are blind to the fact that they are creating their own gravediggers - the international working class. With the rapid spread of industrialisation across Asia, and particularly China, there are now more wage workers than at any time in history and more members of independent trade unions than ever before. With communications technology integrating the economy of the whole world, production now requires the international co-ordination of labour. The world is in our hands; we only need to grasp it.
Workers of the world, unite!
The hired mouthpieces of capitalism say “communism” is dead, but they are wrong. Communism did not die with the fall of the USSR; all that perished was that gang of thugs who used the name to disguise their bureaucratic tyranny. The open road to communism beckons us on to a society grounded on the principle “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need”, a society where there is no State and no capitalism. Today in Australia, Anarchist workers join in struggle with workers around the world to defend what we still have and to pursue our vision of a world where poverty and oppression are nightmares of the past.
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group
Sat 07 Dec, 14:31
May Day 18:46 Wed 01 May 0 comments
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: May Day 20:14 Tue 01 May 0 comments
May Day 12:25 Fri 01 May 0 comments
Noel Washington charges dropped 04:47 Thu 27 Nov 1 comments
Defend Noel Washington 17:46 Mon 24 Nov 0 comments
May Day 19:06 Thu 01 May 0 comments
NEFAC-NYC is calling for an anarchist workers contingent 22:20 Wed 30 Apr 0 comments
Let's Make Every Day May Day 22:17 Wed 30 Apr 0 comments
Support Qantas Valet Workers 19:16 Tue 26 Feb 0 comments
Our rights at work 14:20 Tue 10 Jul 0 commentsmore >>
Audit Commission Myths Aug 01 0 comments
As simple as ABCC Jan 17 0 comments
Our rights at work Oct 04 0 comments
IR Reform encourages Lockouts Oct 14 0 comments
Dividing the Workers on IR reforms Oct 14 0 commentsmore >>