19th September 2017

May Day March Anti-Racism Solidarity | United Against Racism

Anti-Racism activists will be marching alongside our brothers and sisters in the Trade Union Movement and other progressive campaign groups at the annual DCTU May Day March.

Assembling at Parnell Sq at 2.30pm.

When it comes to austerity, cuts, homelessness, unemployment, it is not the colour of our skins, or our language, or the type of food we eat, or the type of clothes we wear that divides us and puts us against each other, but our exploiters, the ones that don’t want strong unions, the ones that hate the idea of workers and ordinary people earning decent wages and having decent conditions…

But, regardless of our skin colour or our language or nationality or our ethnicity, we unite in our struggle for all good and decent things…

Today, millions of workers around the have lost their jobs, their homes and their country. Many have lost their lives or the lives of their loved ones. They became REFUGEES. It is not our miseries or our legal definitions that divide us but those who want us to think that we are different, that we can’t live together. It is those who don’t want to share the wealth and the land on this earth. Those who condemn refugee children to death at seas…

But the marches across the borders and on the streets of our cities, for a better live – for life – for all of us and our children are what unite us in our common ambitions for humanity. It is those marches of great humanity that defied many times slavery, inequality, oppression, exploitation and death. It is those marches that gave us even the most basic things we have today. Remembering the past we march into the future across borders as refugees and on our streets as ordinary people…

It is not what we believe in or how we practise our beliefs, it is not being a Muslim or Christian or a Jew that divides us, or how we prey or not, but those who tell us we must kill each other, we must drop bombs onto the other to keep order, that is, the order of exploitation, the order of domination, the order of imperialism.

But we are united in or common decency, in our common hopes and dreams. We are united as we bake the bread, work the factories and drive the trains. We are united in our class as the workers and ordinary people of the world…

We are spread all over the world, for better jobs – for a job – for safety. We follow our destiny, and not always by choice. We are all migrants or children of migrants. Wherever we go we build cities, we grab life by the horn, we work and we produce wealth. Wherever we go we leave a piece of our soul behind, only to learn new things and make them ours. It is that what makes the world ours; it is that what sends greeting messages across the word. It is that what makes us brothers and sisters across the borders.

We may have different flags but there is one that belongs to all of us, the flag of the international solidarity…

As we are celebrating May Day, we should say it loud and clear: Black and white unite and fight…

All welcome!
UNITED AGAINST RACISM

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