Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

May Day's origins date back to the Haymarket massacre in Chicago in 1886, when a bomb was thrown during a labor demonstration in support of a worker's strike.

Today, the US, Canada, and Britain try and ignore the holiday's leftist history, while workers in Europe, South America, and China are celebrated and honored with an official holiday.

This year, the Occupy Wall Street movement has plans to organize protests and strikes throughout the country. In support of them, I'm going to follow Feministing's lead and forgo any other posts for the day. A blog strike, if you will.

Mother Jones will have live coverage of events throughout the nation during the day. You can see those here

Source: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters for the New York Times

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