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The Chicago Anarchists – A May Day Story

[ By Marie-Blaise Capo-Chichi ]

Labour Day – also known as International Workers’ Day, or May Day.

But do we know why we get a holiday on this day? 832 more words

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. 411 more words


May Day

People carry a national flag as they march during a May Day rally in Jakarta, Indonesia


What May Day Is Really About

As much fun as getting a May basket is, the fact is that May Day is also International Workers’ Rights Day, a holiday created by Socialists and Communists to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. 26 more words


May Day - International Workers Day

International Workers Day is the first day of May commemorating the Haymarket Affair in Chicago on May 4, 1886.

This was a protest for worker rights and the establishment of the 8 hour limit on the work day.   86 more words

Séverine - The Chicago Anarchists

“The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than our voices that you are strangling to death!”

via Séverine – Rebel In a Black Dress