Atlanta Anti-Capitalist Call Out!
<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/call-anti-capitalist-bloc">Atlanta Indymedia</a>
This is a call for an anti-capitalist bloc to attend the Anti-Capitalist March scheduled for this Mayday.
The anti-capitalist march is leaving from the end-location of the permitted Mayday mach happening earlier that day: the MLK Center in Old Fourth Ward. The anti-cap march will be heading back downtown, into the financial and shopping district. The march will take place around 1:15pm.
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It is obvious to everyone that this Mayday, both in Atlanta and elsewhere, is going to be unlike previous years'. General strikes, occupations, building takeovers, flying pickets, riots, and even sabotage are likely to unravel all over the world. In Atlanta, the stakes keep going up.
The city just decided to close down ~7 public schools this next school year. Although it's been postponed, Emory University and other forces in the city are still mobilized to shut down the homeless shelter and people keep getting killed by the police.
We have met in the streets before, under the cloak of night. This Mayday, we will come together in the light of day, but there is no reason why we should allow our faces to be seen for the entire surveillance apparatus of the downtown area. With that said:
Come materially prepared for the Mayday that you want to see. What exactly that means will be different for every person, and that's OK.
Black clothes, including a light black long-sleeve shirt and a black shirt to tie around your face/mask to conceal your identity etc. It's going to probably be pretty warm so hoodies might not be an option. Try to wear baggier, but comfy, clothing to cover your body with. It could be beneficial to wear "street clothes" underneath such as tanktops and gym shorts, just in case.
Water, fucking water. There are events all day long and it's quite possible that May 1st is super hot outside. There will be medics at the anti-cap march with water, but it's always helpful to have your own.
A small bag. This way you can keep materials, clothing, extra water etc. on you during the march. Probably best to go find a tiny draw-string bag from the GSU lost and found or something - this will not have any substantial markings on it and will not be of great value.
Banners, signs, flags, handbills. This shit allows us to more easily find each other, as well as helping bystanders to understand what is going on.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) has called for a large rally at the state capitol, as they have in the past. It is reasonable to assume that there will be thousands of people there. Although it is unfortunate that they will spend their time making demands of a state legislature that has and will always hate brown people, we are in solidarity with the struggle of undocumented people everywhere.