May Day

Autobiographies of the Haymarket martyrs

The full autobiographies of each of the Haymarket martyrs: eight Chicago anarchists who were sentenced to death and in whose memory we celebrate May Day, International Workers' Day. Originally written for the Knights of Labor journal.

May Day in Liverpool to be reclaimed for all

May Day

Liverpool Solidarity Federation, along with radical comrades from across the city, will be holding a celebration of radical working-class and grass-roots solidarity in the city on Saturday 4th May to coincide with May Day weekend.

No Dash For Gas: We climbed those chimneys to kick-start protest and debate

West Burton power station chimney

EDF, the power company, has been denounced for attacking the right to protest, after it launched a damages claim for £5 million against 21 activists. Here one of them explains what No Dash For Gas is aiming at

Life of Albert R. Parsons, with brief history of the labor movement in America.

A biography of anarchist, labor activist, newspaper editor, and Haymarket martyr - Albert Parsons. Written by his wife, Lucy Parsons.

A view from the plains: on organizing in smaller areas of the Midwest

Occupy IC assembly image

A reflection on organizing in areas outside of major metropolises and the last few years of class struggle organizing in eastern Iowa.

May 1st in the Twin Cities

Wobmobile

From the Twin Cities IWW's blog, The Organizer, an account of the May Day protests and marches in the Twin Cities.

May Day and the Fight Back We Need

Occupy Iowa City held a rally and march as part of Occupy May 1st and the national Day of Action / General Strike. This was given as a speech there by Wild Rose Collective member R. Spourgìtis.

From Spring to Autumn: Reflections on the American May

Asad Haider assesses the Occupy related May Day actions in the United States while comparing them to past struggles in Europe and considering what new forms of resistance will look like.

Clashes during International Workers’ Day in Turin

The annual celebration of International Workers’ Day in Turin has become an occasion for activists to organise protests against local Mayor Fassino (PD, Centre-Left):

May Day in light of the current political situation in Poland

Warsaw

On May Day, various part of the left and right political spectrum came out to demonstrate.