Tag Archives: May Day

Photo of the Day: When 90 percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in 1975

TweetHappy May Day! Originally sparked by the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when police cracked down on peaceful protestors rallying for an eight-hour work day in Chicago, International Workers’ Day has enjoyed a bit of a revival in the last several years. In 2006, activists organized “a day without an immigrant,” and immigrants’ rights actions have been a big focus of [...]
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May Day!

Tweet The blog is going on strike today for May Day, but we wanted to provide sources to follow for May Day events and ongoings: Mother Jones has an interactive map and live coverage of the latest developments throughout the day. Peter Rothberg at The Nation has a guide to May Day events in various [...]
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