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Solidarity. What does the word mean to you? For me, as a child of the 80s, it automatically means a trade union in Poland. Despite the fact that Solidarity was formed within and contra to a communist state, it was still to fight for the rights of workers and the oppressed. 1,540 more words

A short history of Workers' Day: May 1

A short history of Workers’ Day: May 1

The happy idea of using a proletarian holiday celebration as a means to attain the 8-hour day was first born in Australia. 843 more words

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May Day

It’s May Day!

May Day is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival with eating, singing and dancing round the delightful Maypole in simple agrarian societies. 504 more words

Writer's Notes

May Day May 1st: International Workers' Day.

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international… 2,513 more words

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May 1, International Workers' Day

May Day is celebrated by millions around the world as International Worker’s Day. A national public holiday in many countries, it has come to be known as the original Labour Day and honours both the contributions of workers and the achievements of the Labour movement. 321 more words

At Issue

“WHERE YA’ FROM?”: AN ABBREVIATED “IN THE BEGINNING…”

BY: JAMES FRANCIS CUMMINGS O’NEIL NEE ČAPEK

“I know my father and my mother, but beyond that I cannot go. My ancestry is blurred.” –V. S. 1,082 more words

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William Morris & Walter Crane: Socialism

The Industrial Age and Socialism

In our discussion of art in Britain during the 19th century, I mentioned that William Morris and Walter Crane were socialist activists. 1,022 more words

Arts And Crafts Movement