May Day Planning Meeting II

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Joe's Coffee
510 Flat Shoals Ave
Atlanta, GA
United States

This event has been cross-posted from its original page, May Day Planning Meeting II.

This May 1st, May Day Atlanta will host a cookout from 4-10pm in Coan Park. Last year we hosted a festival that included live music, food, workshops, a Red vs. Black soccer game, and a film showing.

If you would like to play music, do a workshop, bring zines, do crafts, or plan any kind of May Day event and want to coordinate with others, come to this meeting! It is located at Joe’s Coffee in East Atlanta, 510 Flat Shoals Ave and will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30pm..

At the last meeting, we decided on a number of areas to work on:

  • Food
  • Medical
  • Literature and Tabling
  • Really Really Free Market
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Workshops
  • Outreach

These areas all have bottom-liners and groups of people dedicated to working on them. If you would like to get involved, this meeting is a great place to start. If you’re not able to make it, please email us at and let us know that you would like to help out.

We will help promote any anti-capitalist events happening that day, so this is also an opportunity to spread the word about what you’re doing.

See you there!


Re: May Day Planning Meeting II

Let's consider something hypothetical for a moment. Say we have a group of anarchists who carry out "combative" actions. Will they never have festivals? WIll they be humorless and without cheer? Will they abandon festivity for the dread and dreary life of the urban guerilla? Or will they, being human after all, also enjoy a moment of happiness without combat? Which type of action--festivity or combat--will be advertised on the internet before it happens?

Continuing, is combat the only legitimate act that is incapable of recuperation? Is there any value at all in the public celebration of International Workers' Day? Should "revolutionaries" abandon all activity that falls outside of the realm of combat? Speaking in the most general (and hence reductive) terms, in war, is everyone a soldier all of the time? Is there no social substrate, if you will, out of which combat springs?

Framing critiques of this event--which, like all events (even combative ones), is limited--as an open call for combat can only be considered one of two things. In the first place it is what cops do to lure unwise defenders out of the shadows of the internet. In the second, it is what morons do because they do not suspect that in order for the converstaion to unfold as a dialogue on the internet, it will necessarily shatter security culture.

Re: May Day Planning Meeting II


Do you know what recuperation means? It seems like you want to call someone a doo doo head and the nearest word at hand to abuse them is recuperation.

I'd buy pacifist, or even lily-livered, but I'm not seeing the recuperation in celebrating something together with my friends. I'm not sure how much the "combative" haymarket massacre really helped out anarchists in the first place.


Re: May Day Planning Meeting II

and now for the complete recuperation of a once combative holiday.