In the shadow of the recent FBI sting on an allegeded anarchist plot to blow up a random bridge in northern Ohio, a group of Central Ohio radicals held an afternoon cookout celebrating international workers day in the West Side park named after notorious governor James Rhodes. The picnic was in solidarity with the general strike that was called by the occupy movement with over half of the people in attendance calling off work to attend.
A ton of Mayday events are going off in the Twin Cities on the 125th anniversary of International Workers Day. Get Ready!
Links: Heart of the Beast official Mayday site. On Sunday the Mayday Parade starts 1PM at Bloomington Ave & 26th Street (Route Map). A bike caravan from Mayday to St. Paul with MARS (Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space) will head over to the International Workers Day March (official site), organized by the May 1st Coalition and Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, beginning at the St. Paul Cathedral around 4pm and ending with a rally at the Capitol.
The Mayday parade; an annual and much loved south Minneapolis community event. Each year, the celebration begins as a planning session made up of a small and dedicated group of local residents.