Mayday Graz is an antifascist group based in Graz, the capital of the Austrian province of Styria. Our group was founded in February 2000 shortly after the Conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-rightwing Freedom Party (FPÖ) formed a government. During that time, the group played a vital role in organising the protest which took place in Graz, mostly in cooperation with like-minded groups. Even after the first wave of demonstrations gradually died down, the group continued in its efforts to fight the law changes issued by the right-wing government.
Since 2005 Mayday has again focused itself on antifascist agendas. Some of us began to publish the “enterhaken” (the Grappling Hook), an antifascist zine. Mayday organised protests against right-wing movements and took part in regional alliances of antifascist groups.The activists who see themselves as part of the group changed, but our aims are still opposing fascism, antisemitism, institutional racism, sexism, as well as any form of nationalism, which we perceive as inherent parts of the capitalist system.
In september 2016 Mayday put an end to its political aktivities.