Richard Seymour: Forget the Morris dancers, May Day’s roots are in the fight for workers’ rights and it has been a focus for protest ever since
The ability to provide for oneself is a right not a priveledge- May Day did not merely enact internationalism and working class solidarity; it celebrated these things with the familiar paraphernalia of badges, flags, art, sporting events and heavy drinking.
May Day international workers’ day and the fight for an 8 hr workday & trade union movement! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day
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