Here’s Why We Celebrate May Day

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Truly, history has a lot to teach us about the roots of our radicalism.

When we remember that people were shot so we could have the 8-hour day…

If we acknowledge that homes with families in them were burnt to the ground so we could have Saturday as part of the weekend…

When we recall 8-year old victims of industrial accidents who marched in the streets protesting working conditions and child labor only to be beaten down by the police and company thugs, we understand that our current condition cannot be taken for granted…

People fought for the rights and dignities we enjoy today, and there is still a lot more to fight for. The sacrifices of so many people can not be forgotten or we’ll end up fighting for those same gains all over again.

This is why we celebrate May Day.

Courtesy: IWW

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shabnam on May 2, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Great day! It is a celebration of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Sagar Roy on May 3, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Yes, May Day – for the working classes it’s seen as a moment of rebirth. We need to recognize the need to respect this day.

    Reply

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