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ACTIONS We’re Taking

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This is a list of local actions taking place on May 1 in the Denver area. Know of an action? Email denvergeneralstrike AT gmail DOT com.

Business Closures

Mercury Cafe will be closed on Tuesday, May 1. “In Unity and Solidarity With EARTH, and the INTERNATIONAL WORKERS of the WORLD, We Are Celebrating / GENERAL STRIKE / We’re Taking A Holiday.” The cafe will be open on Monday, April 30.

P&L Printing and P&L Press Infoshop both will be closed on Tuesday, May 1. P&L is an IWW job shop, printer of all of our May Day materials.

Full House Enterprises, which offers a full range of commercial and residential remodeling and handyman services to the Front Range area, will be closed on Tuesday, May 1.


Occupy Denver: “At noon on May 1st, we rally in Civic Center Park and make our voices heard. At 12:30 we march. At 1:30 we return to Civic Center Park and occupy until dusk with teach-ins, music, trading stations, food, and activities for all. Come together and let it be known that our labor is what makes this world function!”

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Death row political prisoner Siddique Abdullah Hasan will address the May 1st crowd at Civic Center on May 1 at 4:45 on the issue of the criminal injustice system and mass incarceration and their intersections with the economic exploitation of the 99%. Read his letter to our committee. Hasan was one of many Lucasville Uprising prisoners who dared to take control during the longest prison revolt in U.S. history. For more on the uprising, read Hasan’s own words.

The Denver Greens issued this statement, which reads in part: “The Denver Greens support Denver’s May Day General Strike and similar actions taking place world-wide. We offer our appreciation to the Denver IWW Branch and Occupy Denver for organizing the General Strike and the rally taking place on May 1.”

The following are listed in Occupy Denver’s Endorsements of May 1st General Strike (links to organizations/statements on the OD website).

  • Denver Catholic Worker
  • The Denver Handmade Homemade Market; they will be setting up a gift and barter economy from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Civic Center Park.
  • Colorado Progressive Coalition
  • Romero Troupe
  • Colorado Anti-Violence Program
  • AFSC
  • Clean Slate Now
  • Global Equality has issued a statement of support for May Day
  • Liberty, Action, & Democracy has issued a statement of support for May Day
  • P&L Printing
  • SQGLZ Design
  • Routt County Frack
  • Colorado Solidarity Network