May Day reflection.
This is the May Day reflection from some of the comrades who went to Wolfson to mobilize.
Comrade1: Greetings comrade we came from a rally that was held at one of the stadiums in township. Thousands of workers and masses alike were gathered there, we managed to distribute well over 1300 copies of the red flag. We were there until the rally was over with no red flags left with us. We had conversations about communism with a couple of workers, the workers there were enthusiastic about getting the red flag. Some just took the red flag but some asked questions; “which party are you”? When we told them we are ICWP and we’re communists they were pleasantly surprised by that, it was nice seeing that kind of reaction from them. I and my fellow comrade had a conversation with a worker who picked the red flag, somebody had left it on the chair, after briefly glancing it, and he got interested. He looked for us and he told us that he is that he was interested because he says he is always interested in workers struggle. We gave him a quick explanation about ICWP, he left his number for us, and we will do a follow up on him.
Comrade 2: It was a progressing day indeed, what I particularly noticed was that the people there were familiar with red flag. We had two workers who told us “please pass us the red flag” which was a surprise to us when they said that, we gave our numbers two workers who asked for it. So it was a good day for the party.
Comrade 3: To add on comrades points, it was nice to see those young people helping us distribute the red flag inside the stadium. Another thing when the rally was over everyone had a red flag on their hands, no red flag was lying around on the floor, it was nice to see that because it means our ideas are out there to the masses.
Comrade 4: It was an exciting day, the most pleasing thing for me was the openness we got from the masses, even though the masses there are not completely familiar with our political line but they listened to us, some of them agreed that we need a communist world with no class division and no exploitation. Hence they gave us their numbers
Comrade 5: Most comrades have captured what happened, we got 6 contacts with the comrades I was with on the other side of the stadium. The highlight for me was seeing the new comrades distributing the red flag. The way they explained the parties position to the workers there was inspiring it shows, we must have confidence in the masses and the working class that they will and can grasp our ideas and put them in practice.
Comrade 6: It was a successful day, it was my first time mobilizing the masses with ICWP and distributing the red flag. The response we received from the people was nice to see and I saw the work and the action. I do hope we will do this more often and I’m looking forward to those experiences and to learn more.