The Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Münster endorses the call for Global May Day 2021 and was involved in various rallies on and around May Day.
The FAU Münster celebrated the day of struggle of the working class extensively. It started the evening before with the rally “Bewitching patriarchy and capitalism”. Speeches dealt not only with current impositions, but also with historical mechanisms of oppression such as the “witch burnings” and their continuity. Several hundred participants came. Thanks to the women’s strike alliance, which is not only active and militant on March 8th.
Activities continued with the anti-capitalist block at the traditional May Day demonstration, which the DGB (German Trade Union Confederation) kept particularly short this time. Longer than usual, however, was the demo section that gathered behind the DGB unions. ‘Die Rote Kapelle’ (The Red Chapel) provided an ‘alternative’ musical framework, but could also call itself the ‘Schwarz-rote Kapelle’ (The Black-Red Chapel).
In the afternoon we met comrades from nearby cities, like Siegen, Krefeld, Koblenz and Bielefeld in Dortmund. With about 700 participants, it was a powerful demonstration, even if the police were in a much more irritable mood than in Münster. We hope that the efforts of the comrades from Dortmund and Bochum to build up an independent FAU syndicate were boosted by the conspicuous presence, and we are glad to have seen many of you offline again!
original in German on muenster.fau.org