fix articles 32879, haymarket square
The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)
Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.
Union Busting in America (tags)
EPCC STATEMENT FOR MAY 1 RALLY IN LA (tags)
We march today, May 1 to demand full legalization and rights for all immigrants and for workers rights. We militantly are in solidarity with all working people of the world and in the United States. Today the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will be marching with the AJLPP and ANSWER-LA and with the May 1 Immigrant Coalition. We are demanding full rights for all immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and to fight for better workers rights and living conditions.
ILPS May First 2007 Message (tags)
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle extends its most militant greetings to the workers and other toiling people of the world on the occasion of International Workers’ Day. We commemorate the first May Day in 1887 when hundreds of thousands of workers struck in every major American city calling for an 8-hour workday. In Chicago, the police brutally attacked the strikers and demonstrators. A rally in Haymarket Square to protest the police brutality was also attacked. A number of labor leaders were framed on trumped up charges and hanged while others were thrown in prison. One hundred twenty years later, the workers still suffer from the barbarities of capitalism. They have to struggle to achieve their own emancipation and the emancipation of mankind.
1886 The Haymarket Riot (tags)
Source: John J. Flinn. "History of the Chicago Police from the Settlement of Community to the Present Time" Chicago, Police Book Fund, 1887. Municipal Reference Collection, Chicago Public Library. "The police followed the retreating anarchists and sent deadly volleys into their midst (p.319)"
May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs - Historia del Primero de Mayo (tags)
To Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden and Oscar Neebe. Your courage and sacrifice for the emancipation of labor - without borders - will never be forgotten.
May Day - the Real Labor Day (tags)
May 1st, International Workers' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country except the United States, Canada, and South Africa. This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day.
BTL:Commemorate May Day, with "Inquisitions," a radio play dramatizing... (tags)
...the struggle for workers rights and civil liberties.
After 6 Years Leading AFL-CIO, John Sweeney Has Achieved Mixed Results (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with David Moberg, a senior editor at In These Times, who assesses John Sweeney's leadership and the institutional barriers hindering union organizing in the U.S.