International Workers’ Day!
3.8 million of us filed for unemployment last week, and over 30 million in the past month—the contradictions of racial capitalism illuminated in full color and crystal clear terms.
The workers’ uprisings in May, 1886 and the fight for the 8-hour day included the Haymarket massacre here in Chicago.
The site of the rally and police riot was designated a Chicago landmark in 1992,and a sculpture was dedicated there in 2004. The Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997 at the defendants’ burial site in Forest Park.
All we want for May Day is a revolution!