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All Out For May Day

April 24, 2009

The Halifax May Day Committee invites all organized, unorganized, and laid off workers, retirees and the community to join in!

All Out for May Day!

4:30 pm: Victoria Park • Join the May Day Rally, Friday, May 1st, 2009 • Begins 5:15 pm

6:15 pm: March on Nova Scotia Legislature

Lay-offs Are Not Solutions! Pensions and Jobs Are at Risk!
Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
A Livelihood Is A Human Right! Defend the Rights of All!
Whose Economy? Our Economy! Whose Ecology? Our Ecology!
Resist Atlantica! Nova Scotia Is Not for Sale!
There Is An Alternative!

May Day Festival & Forum

7:30 pm: Speakers • Videos • Music • Spoken Word • Food • Childcare Available

North Street Church • 5657 North St. (at Fuller Terrace) • Halifax

This year the celebration coincides with the 90th anniversary of the 1919 May Day 100 per cent strike of over 1,000 Halifax construction tradesmen against exploitation and gouging in the aftermath of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the labour revolts from the Atlantic to the Pacific. On 15 May between 30-35,000 workers launched a general strike in Winnipeg. On 20 May 4000 industrial workers in Amherst launched their general strike. Solidarity strikes in up to 30 other cities and towns followed, events which are unquestionable symbols of the independence, resistance and unity of the Canadian working class movement.

As part of its mandate to restore the living history of the working people embodied in May Day to its rightful place and honour all those who have fought for the rights of the workers and oppressed, the Halifax May Day Committee is proud to announce that Darryl Tingley, past president, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is Honourary Chair, Halifax May Day 2009

Halifax May Day Committee
Tel: 477-0470
mayday.halifax @
Online information at (follow the links)

Workers & Oppressed Peoples of the World Unite!

Help Prepare!

We are hosting a volunteers' meeting for all those who would like to help us conduct the rally and who can help us assemble rally materials ahead of time: placards, banners, signs, etc.

The meeting will take place as follows:

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm
Halifax Coalition Against Poverty
2420 Agricola Street, Halifax

For more information contact:
Tony Seed
Halifax May Day Committee
Phone: 902.444.4922

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