Tuesday Tunes‬ #242 – May Day

[May Day] May Day
International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists, and anarchists which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival. The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties, to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1904 International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”wikipedia

And now for some music …

♫ Billy Bragg – There is Power in a Union [PRIDE (2014) Soundtrack]

♫ Leonard Cohen – Solidarity Forever

♫ Billy Bragg – Labor Day Medley

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