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PHOTOS - one year on: MayDay2004

category national | summit mobilisations | news report author Sunday May 01, 2005 00:04author by William Hederman Report this post to the editors

These first four are from the Reclaim The Streets Party on Gardiner Street, Monday 3rd May 2004
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author by William Hedermanpublication date Sun May 01, 2005 00:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The next four are from Bring The Noise, O'Connell Street to Navan Road

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author by William Hedermanpublication date Sun May 01, 2005 00:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These three are from the Reclaim The City action, Stephen's Green to Leeson Street to Fitzwilliam Square, Saturday 1st May, 2004

A doorman at a hotel on Stephen's Green (he's the guy on the right)
A doorman at a hotel on Stephen's Green (he's the guy on the right)

The squat on Upr Leeson Street, whose occupants had moved out a few days previously
The squat on Upr Leeson Street, whose occupants had moved out a few days previously

The crowd moves on from the Leeson St squat
The crowd moves on from the Leeson St squat

author by sovietpoppublication date Sun May 01, 2005 00:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thanks for the memories ...

author by Hiclepublication date Sun May 01, 2005 11:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Brillant photos. Cheers for that.

author by Somone who will be therepublication date Sun May 01, 2005 12:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I always go to May Day events as holy days of obligation. Hey I'm into ritual.

But an interesting article in the Guardian yesterday (sat.) on why there is no May Day anarch event in London this year (there wasn't one in London last year and it couldn't have been solely that all the Wombles were over here!)

Partly, folks are saving their energies and limited resources for the G8 in Scotland, but partly because there is a recognition that RTS is an exhausted tactic.

The cops (as they always do) learn, study and refine their techniques, and they have largely done that with RTS in England according to the article....we are more likely to reinvent the wheel and beat an idea to death until it is exhausted, Sometimes it's better to end well rather than with an exhausted whimper. RTS has been great but we may find tomorrow that its used by date is up.

I don't find the photo of the person chugging on the cider particularly inspiring, but that's just me, who likes to be sober when surrounded by a lot of cops and doesn't want to take responibility for people who aren't sober when surrounded by the same cops. Each to his/her own, I guess...one can always walk away.

See you tomorrow.....great photos etc

author by RTSerpublication date Sun May 01, 2005 13:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There IS an anarchist mayday action in London. But it's a secret.
I heard another person say that RTS here is an exhausted tactic and I honoustly cant see that. RTS is a street party. A street is closed down for a few hours so people can enjoy themselves and experience what it would be like if our roads wernt clogged up with traffic all day. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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