THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control - a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society... where working people own and control
the means of production and distribution through democratically-controlled public agencies; and where the production of society is used for
the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible.
This year many of our members are organizing MAY 1st actions with various groups such as the newly formed Bus Riders Union, H.O.P.E. - Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality, and Occupy Memphis.
We'll be marching in solidarity with millions around the world, particularly immigrants, Black & Brown working class and poor, women and domestic workers, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, the elderly, and other oppressed groups on this historic holiday. ¡Ya basta!
The Take Back Our City May Day Action begins with a march at 2pm at Ida B. Wells Park (formerly known as Nathan Bedford Forrest Park) and we will march down Union Ave. to Main St. to Civic Center Plaza. At 3pm outside of City Hall, there will be a theatrical "People's City Council" where numerous social justice organizations and leftist groups will come together to collectively create a "People's Agenda." Afterwards, we will march into the City Council meeting and pull comment cards to deliver the people's demands. More information on the May Day Actions can be found here!
We figure after a long day of striking, marching, and protesting, we'll need to unwind. Come celebrate the end of International Workers Day with Memphis Socialist Party! Music and cookout starts at 8pm at the Buccaneer (1368 Monroe). All proceeds from this event help fund the Socialist Party USA National Organizing Conference hosted by the MSP in Memphis this summer! More info about the fundraiser can be found here!