May Day's Radical History: What Occupy Is Fighting for

Source: Jacob Remes, AlterNet, April 27, 2012

This May 1st Occupy actions planned on May Day are tied to the generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant workers, to police brutality and repression of the labor movement.
See also:
Rosa Luxemburg, What Are the Origins of May Day? 1894
Rosa Luxemburg, The Idea of May Day on the March, 1913
Guido Baracchi, May Day, 1921
Nestor Makhno, The First of May: Symbol of a New Era, 1928
Alexander Trachtenberg, The History of May Day, 1932
Joseph North, May Day: Made in America, 1943
Mother Jones, from her Autobiography: The Haymarket Tragedy, 1925.

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