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May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

On May Day 2005 in San Cruz, the Wobblies marched from the Tom Scribner statue to a rally at the Clock Tower. Rabble rousers played guitar, sang and spoke about the past, present and future of the labor movement. Speakers and singers included Faith Petric, Fred Hirsch, Mark Levy, David Winters, Fellow Worker Will and Brian from the Santa Cruz General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

After the rally, we marched down Pacific Ave. and gained the support of many onlookers as we chanted, "We Don't Need the Bosses, the Bosses Need Us!!!"

For better or worse, there were more people that wanted to watch The Wobblies than could fit into the main dartroom of the Poet & Patriot. Those of us that did not make it into the film screening celebrated 100 years of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) with a live performance of Rebel Girl by Phil Free and a birthday cake.

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

Audio: Singing and Soapboxing
For background information, check out:

May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz and a Look Back to 1886
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/17094/index.php
 
 


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Re: May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

Its industrial not international. International workers of the WORLD would be redundant.
 

Re: May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

"Its industrial not international"

my bad. i've made that mistake before. thank you for catching it. the change will be made above.
 

Re: May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

Just sent this link to my family since they couldn't be there. Sunday really meant a lot to me and I am thankful to have the event so well covered that I can share it with fellow travelers far away. Many thanks Bradley!
 

Re: May Day 2005 in Santa Cruz

"We Don't Need the Bosses, the Bosses Need Us!!!" is a pretty slogan, but if so, why is the IWW not helping workers become ex-workers, living without bosses? Unions need bosses, to answer their demands/pleas (usually with a no), and to give them tokens and trinkets.
 

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