Here are some local events marking (or sort of marking) International Workers' Day (May 1st), labor day for much of the world.
5/1 Raleigh: There will be a rally 3-4pm in Moore Square followed by a march to the NC Legislature and then a rally 5:30-8 at Halifax Square (16 West Jones Street). For more information call 919 533 9203, see Facebook http://bit.ly/May1Ral, or maydaytrianglenc.wordpress.com/ .
The NC Student Power Union is rallying 1:30-2:20 at the NCSU Bell Tower before marching to join the rally at Moore Square. See http://studentpowernc.org/mayday/ for more information and transportation.
I thought there was traditionally a marijuana legalization rally in Raleigh on the 1st, but a quick search doesn't turn up any events this year.
5/1 Chapel Hill: Anarchists will be rallying at the Peace and Justice Plaza in front of the Post Office on Franklin Street at 5pm.
5/5 Sanford: Workers Taking a Stand Against Fracking There will be a rally by Workers for Clean Water at Lee County Depot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue) in Sanford at 3pm. It is organized by Cumnock Preservation, Ed Harris (Stand Your Ground), and Blue Ridge Environmental Defense. For more information see: http://croatanearthfirst.com/2013/04/23/may-5-workers-for-clean-water-event/ .
Profit versus the common good in NC government
Legislators are rolling back democratic decisionmaking and laws protecting the social good in favor of elite profits. Join a discussion of this business first policy and what can be done, Sunday, May 5th at 3pm at Durham's Southwest Library (3605 Shannon Road), meeting room A. For more information email michael_pollock at yahoo dot com.
If you know of other events, please comment or email me.