Posts Tagged May Day

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

Happy 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 the day ever since. A couple years ago, Occupy activists attempted a (rather unsuccessful) nationwide general strike.

In honor of May Day — and as inspiration for future striking dreams — here’s an image from the feminist archives of one the more successful general strikes in history. On October 24 1975, Iceland’s women refused to do any work ...

Happy 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 ...

May Day!

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 cities across the country.

Firedoglake will also have featured coverage throughout today.

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 ...