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London Mayday 07' - Join the Autonomous Workers Bloc!

The Wombles | 25.04.2007 09:15 | Workers' Movements | London

Join the Autonomous Workers Block 12pm Clerkenwell Green behind the red and black flags.

For the last half century we were told to trust leaders that controlled the market on our behalf. That the market could be forced to provide the things we needed to have a good life. But anywhere the market has been managed, it has broken free.

Markets do not care about healthy workers, about their free time, about their security – the only thing they need is profit, and profit can never stabilise, it must always grow. We can never work hard enough. We can never buy enough.

Clothes and food might be cheap, but try buying a house or getting decent healthcare. Our media is more powerful than ever before – so we can watch our governments lie to us on thousands of front pages, millions of channels, 24 hours a day.

We work longer than ever – to make sure the gap rich and poor between gets bigger than ever. We do not have a choice about whether to struggle – we are struggling right now.

We can either try and control the market again a little bit through political parties, or try and reduce the worst of the devastation through charities – or we can learn the lesson of the 20th century and accept that when the economy does not need us, we do not need the economy.

When we fight to get back what we have lost and create something new in its place, we cannot let anyone else but ourselves be responsible. Control over our lives is exactly what we have lost, so this is exactly how we can attack - with democracy and independence.

These methods are also the most effective because they are the hardest to pay off or mislead. Over the last few years, grassroots democracy has returned or sprung up in a number of different and inspiring ways; on this Mayday we march to celebrate our new resistance to our oldest problem – united in unrepentant struggle against their unrelenting war. Join us on Mayday!

P.S. Then get off to the party in the city, dancin in the streets @ 5pm. Check out the spacehijackers website for info:

The Wombles


Display the following 6 comments

  1. grassroots democracy is not spontaneous — Jock
  2. words in mouth — spock
  3. wobblies & wombles of the world unite, — spock ps
  4. jock - eh? — clint
  5. MayDay Now and here — Antifascist
  6. to 'antifascist' — Ana Belen