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The History of May Day/Labour Day/International Workers’ Day; violence; pol
Happy May Day, everybody!
Today, in the year 1886, the Haymarket affair began. It began as an anarchist-led labor strike in Chicago, Illinois seeking to establish an eight-hour workday.
During this strike, the police shot and killed several strikers and an unknown agent (likely a member of the Pinkertons, a gun-for-hire org with a history of hired by companies looking to set back labor rights) bombed the site of the demonstration, killing several more.
Ultimately, the blame was laid upon the strikers for all the deaths and 7 of the lead organizers were sentenced to execution. An eighth was imprisoned.
Dozens were killed, maimed, and otherwise severely wounded that day. Today is a day to honor the fight those who came before us fought and those who lost their lives seeking workers’s rights for us all.
@Irick Saw this, thought of you (...you know why.):
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...now, be careful which way you're pointed when you blow out the candles.
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