Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mayday Carnival

Mayday greetings to the workers of the world! We have a short mayday-themed carnival to celebrate.

First up, The World Socialist Party (US) has prepared a history of Mayday - Mayday 2008 is the 122nd anniversary of the American General Strike of 1886. Snowball, however, links to a piece by Rosa Luxembourg which dates Mayday back to 1856. Anyone wanting to resolve this historical problem should do so in the comments.

At the Socialist Unity Blog, Louise writes about Workers' Memorial Day (April 28th) and notes some shocking statistics on work-related injury.

Penny Red writes a Mayday article on feminism, class and abortion, arguing that feminism is beginning to rediscover its socialist roots.

In America, May 1st is the National Day of Prayer - or the National Day of Reason, according to which camp you belong to. Better to ignore both and celebrate Mayday as a worker's day!

Finally, around the UK there are elections today - most importantly those for Mayor of London. Stroppyblog has a pessimistic/realistic take, while The F Word simply says "Vote!".

Have a good Mayday

4 comments:

Jim Jay said...

Well done john - solidarity

blackstone said...

solidarity

Stefanie Reyes said...

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