Thursday, May 01, 2008

Fête des travailleurs: Remember those who fought for you

"What could give more courage to the eternal slaves of the factories and the workshops than the mustering of their own troops? Thus, the idea of a proletarian celebration was quickly accepted and, from Australia, began to spread to other countries until finally it had conquered the whole proletarian world. . . And, when better days dawn, when the working class of the world has won its deliverance then too humanity will probably celebrate May Day in honor of the bitter struggles and the many sufferings of the past."

- On the Origins of May Day, Rosa Luxembourg, 1894.

Be ye many or few drawn together, Let your message be clear on this day;
Be ye birds of the spring, of one feather In this--that ye sing on May-Day.

Hard times come again no more.


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