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May 1

May Day 2018 started out with a bang, as a large rent strike was launched in Hamilton, Ontario, the mass #RedforEd teacher’s strike protests continued in Arizona, pipeline encampments and occupations continued, and pickets, strikes, and rowdy demonstrations took place across Canada, the US, and Mexico. Students in New York at the New School have also occupied their cafeteria in solidarity with workers who are fighting for a new contract, and port workers with the ILWU union also launched a strike across ports along the West Coast.

Meanwhile across the US, anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and autonomists took to the streets and their communities to take action, celebrate, and come together. Many other mass demonstrations were also held, as anti-capitalist, labor, and community groups organized mass rallies, demonstrations, and marches. The actions on May Day were varied, from strikes, to occupations of buildings in Vancouver against rent increases, to clashes with the police in Puerto Rico. This growth in militancy, self-organization, and direct action shows that both confidence and anger is growing within the exploited and the excluded.

Check out growing roundup here and our international roundup here. This post will be updated throughout the day.

Canada

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We're out here for #mayday come say what's up!

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United States

https://twitter.com/SoellerPower/status/991457196826415104

https://twitter.com/kvalentine112/status/991446723582201857

https://twitter.com/georgetownmike/status/991440997690175488

https://twitter.com/ekingc/status/991436416818335744

https://twitter.com/ASN_Austin/status/991429614177325061

https://twitter.com/P_Strickland_/status/991421631070433281

https://twitter.com/pizzaree/status/991421616394571776

https://twitter.com/ASN_Austin/status/991423971596947456

https://twitter.com/georgetownmike/status/991400424438562816

https://twitter.com/erinacorbett/status/991398692929392644

https://twitter.com/MinkuAzad/status/991409306477191168

https://twitter.com/pizzaree/status/991410167949545472

https://twitter.com/georgetownmike/status/991405843412238336

https://twitter.com/memeclasswar/status/991397814902120453

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#MayDay #StandWithRed #RVA #Virginia #VCU #workersrightsarehumanrights

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Spotted on the way to center city! "Engels, Fischer, Parsons, Spies Never Surrender"

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Come on down to City Hall and celebrate Mayday with your Fellow Workers!

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https://twitter.com/ASN_Austin/status/991340109567062021

Mexico

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