May Day is remembering socialist ideals – popular self-government and the economy run democratically by working producers to meet people’s needs and no more war.
Chomsky on May Day
Leo Panitch on May Day
The claiming of May 1 as a day for political protest grew out of the particular nature of working-class activism of Europe and North America in the late 19th century. During that time labourers were encountering ferocious industrial capitalists who sought to limit workers’ control over their jobs; working people in turn fought back by demanding shorter hours and better conditions. New May Day graphic novel retells old stories of struggle
“May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe”.
From the US May Day and Occupy
Monday is May day Public holiday in Darwin
Unions NT May Day Magazine
with articles including mine on the right to strike for secure jobs.
Unions_NT MayDay 2012
And in one of the poorest nations Timor Leste the unions are now allowed to exist from 2002, so good struggles to the KSTL.
In the US, the AFL-CIO