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May Day: May 1st is
International Workers' Day

May First is celebrated world-wide as International Workers' Day. Although we were indoctrinated during the Cold War that May Day is some sort of socialist military holiday, May Day is a working class festival day which began in the United States in 1886.

May Day is the date when the working class celebrates its international unity and its unity with all the oppressed and exploited of the world, and looks at its long term goal of getting rid of the evil system of capitalism.

The class collaborators in positions of power in the US labor movement beginning with Sam Gompers have always hated May Day and have instead gone along with the ruling class in promoting something called "Labor Day" to draw attention away from the international solidarity of the workers and oppressed people. They tell the US workers they have to hate the workers of other lands who are 'stealing their jobs' - Japanese, Mexican, or Chinese. They point the finger for the problems of the system anywhere except at 'their own' capitalists.

Take the day and talk to your friends, family and co-workers about how we need a great unity of all the workers together with the other oppressed social groups of all ages and sexes and with the oppressed peoples and nations of the world.

May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs

Listen to The Internationale, the historic song of the working class in a festive and nontraditional version. In Japanese, to curdle the brains of labor union misleaders who carry a message of hate. (If you have a slow connection, you should download it first and then listen to it. MP3 format.)

Statement of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle for International Workers’ Day | BRAZIL: May Day Will Kick Off Two-Week March by Landless Protesters | Working Womens' Contingent Swells for New York May Day Rally | NY Womens' Contingent Report Back

From San Diego Indymedia, where the Third World and the First World touch, this article of contrasts: Tijuana Workers Celebrate May 1st With Rally





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