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Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
«The Precariat @ Akiba - Sound Demo and Rally on ‘8.5’»
Never Forgive the Crackdown on April 30, 2006; Raise Your Voice against that Justice!

attention please!

Sound Demo and Rally on August 5, 2006

Meeitng (demonstration workshop): 14:30
Place: Sôhyô Kaikan (address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Surugadai, 3-2-11)
* Just above Exit B3 of Shin-ochanomizu (Chiyoda Line), Awajichô (Marunouchi Line), Ogawachô (Toei Shinjuku Line) or Five minutes walk from JR Ochanomizu station (Chûô Line / Sôbu Line). [map]

Sound Demonstration @ Akiba
16:00 - 18:00
Route: click here!

Indoor Meeting @ Sôhyô Kaikan (described above)
18:00 - 21:00
Let’s talk about precarity, precarious labour, precarious living conditions

1. Guest Speaker’s talk: What is the Precarity? / 19:00 - 19:30
Speaker: YUASA Makoto from Moyai (self-support NPO)
2. Open Discussion about the guest’ talk / 19:30 - 20:00
3. Precariat’s Square / 20:00 - 21:00
* Discussion about the present situations of the participants


Let’s change the society which imposes precarity on us. We are surviving unstable days - it is not that easy to live. Some people say such hardships come from our own behaviors, but it is in fact not because of ourselves. It’s because of this society which exposes everything in our life, from our labor and houses to our body and mind, to such harsh instability.

“Freedom” is being dangled just in front of us, but we know it is not TRUE freedom. We clearly deny such a FAKE. This fictitious “freedom” is prepared just for looking down the life of each other only after forced, endless competitions.

Voices of the precariat (the people faced precarious living conditions) were expressed in the unfinished sound demonstration on April 30th, which tried to bring streets back into a space for human interactions. To contain this attempt, police brought out threats, shields and illegal arrests and clamped down both the sound demo and people. However, nobody can clamp down the voices of us, because we will NEVER shut up after the Precariat’s Mayday was completely messed up.

We will make clear what we want, here. We simply want to meet people, to talk, to get surprised, to get pleased and to live. Again, what we want is TRUE freedom that we can cross each other within free activities of thinking, moving and expressing ourselves. We NEVER allow anyone who would rob them of us. To achieve what we want, we will do our best and NEVER give up.

july, 2006
«8.5 action» executive committee

Organizing Policy:
We reject any participation of those who use violence in order to “bridge” the gap of political stance and continue to conduct and justify such violent policy and actions.

Contact us:
2006 May Day Relief Association: mayday06q(at)
PAFF: paff(at)
War Resisters: war_resisters(at)
War Resisters (cellular phone: japan domestic call): 070-5587-3802