May Day

May 1st: After the blooms of spring, a hot summer

An analysis of May Day and discussion of the next steps amidst this crisis.

Primero de Mayo: un golpe radical en el vientre de la Bestia

El Primero de Mayo de 2012 ha de ser el momento de revivir ese Primero de mayo que la clase dominante ha tratado de borrar, celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, como una manifestación política de conciencia de clase y de solidaridad internacional.

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast

On May 1st, 2012, we will revive the May Day the ruling class has tried to erase; we will celebrate International Workers’ Day in the United States as a political manifestation of class consciousness and international solidarity.

General strike May 1st: Why?

Why do we need a general strike?

May 1st, 2012 posters and graphics

Collection of Occupy related images that have been floating around the internet on the topic of a May 1st general strike.

Why May Day matters - A reflection from Johannesburg

When we celebrate May Day we seldom know or reflect on why it is a holiday in South Africa and in many parts of the world. Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and Lucien van der Walt tell the story of powerful struggles that lie behind its existence and of the organisations that both created it and kept its meaning alive.

The Organizer # 26

PDF of Twin Cities IWW branch's quarterly newsletter.

The incomplete, true, authentic and wonderful history of May Day - Peter Linebaugh

Peter Linebaugh's overview of the historical roots of the traditional workers' day.

Libertarian contingent on Mayday demonstration in Havana, Cuba

Members of the Red Protagónica Observatorio Crítico in Havana, Cuba joined the main Mayday march, with banners promoting grassroots organisation and an end to bureaucracy, claiming that real socialism is democracy, as well as distributing a letter. A week before the march, the collective had organised a public event, promoting the libertarian origins of Mayday. After the demonstration, some of the contingent convoked an impromptu rumba in a city centre square, as marchers stopped to dance to their African drum rhythms.

Post-immigration march scuffle targets National Anarchists

After a pro-immigration rally in San Francisco Ca, several people jumped Andrew Yeoman and other members of BANA (Bay Area National Anarchists) a fake anarchist group operating out of the East Bay that masks its racism and proto-fascism by using the name anarchist.