This year On May 1st, Occupy Toronto is partnering with our allies No One is Illegal Toronto and the May First Movement to organize a massive Day of Action for May Day.
Inspired by 126 years of workers’ struggles, the Arab Spring, the Indignados of Spain, the global fights against austerity, and the international Occupy movement, we take to the streets again!
On International Workers Day, join us and our allies for a day of action to respect Indigenous sovereignty, insist that no one is illegal, for international workers solidarity, to defend and expand public services, to stop prison expansion and corporate handouts, to end imperialist wars and aggression, to build peoples’ power, and to move beyond capitalism.
We are the 99% and we are under attack!
They are few, we are many. Join us and fight back!
This May Day, we are asking all workers to call in sick as an act of solidarity. The media has picked up our call:
Then, we are planning a series of actions throughout the day. including a large rally and march starting at Nathan Phillips Square at 4:00pm and finally a 24 hour reoccupation starting at 9:00pm at Alexandra Park, and moving to the secret reoccupation site. We ask that you join us for as many of these actions as you can participate in!
Schedule for the Day:
All Morning: Sick Day, Autonomous, non violent, Direct Actions across the city (or just go to the park and enjoy the day.)
2:00pm – Occupy Gardens Guerrilla Gardening and Potluck, Queen’s Park (south side.)
4:00pm – Rally at Nathan Phillips Square, then March to Alexandra Park.
6:00pm – Cultural Festival at Alexandra Park. Music, Food, etc…
9:00pm – Gather at Alexandra Park and march to secret reoccupation site!
Rally and March:
Occupy Toronto, the May 1st Movement and No One is Illegal Toronto, as well as dozens of community organizations are combining for a single large Toronto-wide May Day March. We ask all allied groups and organizations to mobilize your membership and to attend this march!
We gather at Nathan Phillips Square for 4:00pm for a rally and then march to Alexandra Park for a Cultural Festival at the park.
Festival includes musical performances by various groups, and is primarily organized by OPIRG.
The Occupy Toronto Cloud Gardens General Assembly has organized a 24 hour reoccupation following the cultural festival at Alexandra park. Our goal is to keep the occupation short, strategic, and highly political rather then just camping through the season. This is only the first of a series of occupations planned to take place this spring and summer.
Please gather at Alexandra Park at 9:00pm and be ready to march to the secret occupation site.
Once again, we ask all allied groups and organizations to support this action. Encourage your membership to come occupy with us, donate food, blankets, tents, and other supplies to our logistics team (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) and please be ready to mobilize everyone you know to come to the site and support us if you hear that we are being attacked.
We cannot do this without your support. We are all the 99%.
11pm – Sunrise: Film Screenings (with separate area for sleeping)
6:30am – 7:00pm Meditation
7:00am – 7:00pm Yoga
8:00am – 10:00am: Breakfast, Art build, Free School Workshops
10:00am – 1:00pm: Protest the Barrick Gold Annual General Meeting @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front street)
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Free School Workshops
5:00pm – 7:00pm: General Assembly
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Clean up