Celebrate May Day with the World Socialist Web Site!
Fight for social equality! Defend democratic rights! Stop the drive to war! For the international unity of the working class!
To mark International May Day 2014, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site are organizing a global online rally against inequality, dictatorship and war. We urge all workers and youth to register today to participate in this unique event, which will feature speakers from all around the world addressing the basic problems that confront humanity.
The political representatives of the corporate and financial elite have bailed out the banks and the financial system and are forcing the working class to pay through brutal austerity and wage cuts. In preparation for social explosions, the most basic democratic rights are being dismantled. And as we approach the 100th anniversary of World War I, the right-wing putsch in Ukraine organized by the US and European powers has created the most dangerous international geopolitical crisis in generations.
The voices of the vast majority of the population must be heard! It is time for the working class of every country to stand up and express our opposition to the policies of the corporations and banks that are leading mankind into catastrophe.
In the face of a resurgence of imperialist aggression and a global campaign to restructure class relations in the interests of the rich, more than ever the watchword of the working class must be “Workers of the World Unite!
David North, national chairman of the SEP (US) and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI
Chris Marsden, national secretary of the SEP (UK)
Wije Dias, general secretary of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Nick Beams, national secretary of the SEP (Australia)
Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP (UK)
US Eastern Time (EDT): 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Los Angeles, California (PDT): 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mexico City, Mexico: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
London, England (BST): 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berlin, Germany: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cairo, Egypt: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moscow, Russia: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
India and Sri Lanka: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Beijing, China: 11:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sydney, Australia: 1:00 am - 5:00 am (Monday, May 5)
REGISTER ONLINE AT THE BELOW