Apr 16

All Out on May 1st!

Socialist Party of Michigan Sponsored/Endorsed May Day Events – Saturday May 1st 2010:

Socialist Party May Day Statement

Socialist Party Statement on Arizona’s New Anti-Immigrant Law

9:00AM – 11:00AM: Protest Barack Obama in Ann Arbor. Meet at the corner of S. Main St. and E. Stadium Blvd. (map) just outside of the Michigan Football Stadium where Obama will be delivering the 2010 University of Michigan commencement address.

Join us in demanding: An End to the Obama Administration’s further Escalation of U.S. Imperialist Aggression, Military Spending, and War! Immediate Withdrawal of all U.S. Forces from Iraq and Afghanistan! End U.S. Bombings in Pakistan & U.S. Financial Backing for Israeli Aggression in Palestine! Real Health Care Reform through the Establishment of Free Universal Medical, Mental, Dental, and Vision Coverage for All! The Establishment of a Massive Nationwide Public Works Program to Provide Meaningful and Well-Paying Work for All!

The Demonstration is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War and endorsed by the Socialist Party of Michigan.

10AM – 8PM: All-Day May Day Celebration in Grand Rapids. MLK Jr. Park (Fuller Ave. SE & Franklin St. E) (map).

Performances throughout the day by: BMG Entertainment, Chance Jones, Euphoria, Kelly O’Brien and the Bridge Street Special, Jihad Islam, Pain and Glory, Organel Williams and the Bottom Line Band, Alexis, and Todd Krabs, more performers, as well as speakers TBA.

11AM-1PM – Community Potluck. Bring food to share or just bring an appetite. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Really, Really Free Market” The goal of the really really free market is to gather a variety of people from the community to share a talent, information, something one has an abundance of, or something anyone wants to share. Hopefully some art, music, bicycle repair, moped repair, hair cuts, Yoga, Clothes, fruits and veggies.
1PM to 4PM – Stop Targeting Our Kids (STOK) will offer a range of kids activities such as face-painting, coloring, and games.

The 2010 Grand Rapids May Day Celebration is Sponsored by: Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition, the Bloom Collective, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Workers Solidarity Alliance, Lansing Workers Center, Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, Grand Rapids IWW, US Social Forum, Stop Targeting Our Kids, Our Kitchen Table, and the Socialist Party of Michigan.

12PM – 3PM: Fifth Grand Peaceful March for Immigration Reform – Detroit. Gather at Noon at Patton Park (W. Vernor Hwy. & Woodmere St., southwest Detroit, MI). March 3 Miles down Vernor Hwy. to Clark Park (W. Vernor Hwy and Clark St.) for 2pm rally. (map).

Join us in demanding: An End to the Raids & Deportations! Immediate Legalization for All! Close Inhumane Immigrant Detention Centers! Pass the Dream Act! End Home Foreclosures, Evictions, & Utility Shutoffs! Pass Michigan Senate Bill No. 29 (Two Year Home Foreclosure Moratorium)!

6PM – 12AM: Detroit Socialist Party Benefit Show Featuring musical performances by The Kalashnikovs, Best Idea Ever, The Clots, Telecollision, and Junk– at the Painted Lady Lounge, 2930 Jacob St. Hamtramck, MI 48212 (map). $5 cover (goes to support the Detroit Socialist Party). (18+ age-limit due to bar location).