Alex Foti on Mon, 12 May 2008 18:04:24 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> postmayday

dear friends living on the europeninsula or across the earth,

it was a good precarious, migrant, queer mayday either in aachen or
san francisco, milano or tokyo, and in many other cities.

more in general, unlike maydays since 1989 or since 1945, mayday 008
was truly globally widespread and painfully relevant, from istanbul to
hamburg, from moscow to djakarta. a postcommunist as well as
postcapitalist left is finally emerging, and the original meaning of
mayday has been recovered: a day of anarchosocialist celebration
calling for a transnational and transethnic alliance of all wage labor
against global capitalism, starting from its most exploited and
disenfranchised sections. Today, we can feel confident to say that
mayday is back to its earlier historical significance, coming back
from the postcoldwar partial eclipse of its importance, when it was
widely seen as remnant of a soviet or maoist past (e.g. bush's
"victory" ceremony on an air carrier in the china sea on mayday 2003).

for a good overview of mayday 008:

mayday solidarity,


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