This is an unofficial translation of the statement, Viva o 1º de maio classista e combativo! written by the Workers League (Liga Operária) of Brazil. By Liga Operária More than at any time in our recent history, it is time to warmly greet the day of all the workers in the world. Long live the class-conscious and combative May 1st of 2020! We salute the … Continue reading Workers League (Brazil): Long Live a Class-Conscious and Combative 1st of May!
By Ed Dalton On International Workers Day, Austin Police Department (APD) arrested 22 activists and tenants involved with an automobile slow down on Interstate Highway 35, the protest was organized by the progressive organization Rent Strike ATX. A group of 30 cars drove onto 135 at a speed of 5 miles per hour, the vehicles were decorated with signs supporting the citywide rent strike. While … Continue reading Austin: 22 Arrested in Rent Strike Protest
By the Editorial Board Communists, revolutionaries, and activists took to the streets of downtown Austin this May 1st to carry out the annual combative red International Workers Day march for the 6th consecutive year. This year’s demonstration was of special importance due to the economic crisis and subsequent health crisis that has gripped the world. The militants convened around 5pm at Republic Square Park; the … Continue reading Austin: Combative May Day March Takes Place Despite Fascist Harassment and State Repression
France Report from La Cause du Peuple: “This first of May is obviously different from the others, confinement has meant that there are no big union and political parades. But that did not stop the Young Revolutionaries from carrying out actions across the French state with the release of banners and the posting of messages on windows. [The following is a] compilation of actions seen everywhere (Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, … Continue reading International Workers’ Day Across the World
By Sandra Harris Workers at a handful of major companies such as Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target, Shipt, and FedEx are calling in sick or walking out today for International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and hazard pay. Workers at Trader Joe’s have also showed support for the strike and announced that they will participate. Many of these workers are in low-wage jobs, … Continue reading Essential Workers Strike on May Day
We are pleased to present a video created by the Committee to Support the People’s Struggle in Brazil on the history of International Workers’ Day in the country. Follow A Nova Democracia to stay up to date on the revolutionary movement for New Democracy in Brazil. Continue reading First of May in Brazil: A Short History
Editorial This year marks the 130th anniversary of May 1st marches, where workers and revolutionaries have taken to the streets in combative demonstration against capitalism. The first demonstration was implemented and guided by the great revolutionary leader and close comrade of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, to celebrate workers resistance and commemorate the struggles for the 8 hour workday. The pandemic does not halt the struggles … Continue reading 130 Years of May Day
The following is a repost from Dem Volke Dienen To all Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties and organizations of the world: We have prepared the following Common International Declaration for the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Parties and Organizations for the First of May in the current year, with the intention that they adhere to it. Due to the current difficulties in the ICM, which are obvious, we have taken the initiative … Continue reading 1st of May: Cast Away Illusions and Launch Into Fight!
A massive red banner reading “Work or Wages, May 1 International Workers’ Day” with large hammer and sickle’s on either side attached to flotation devices was deployed last Friday on Austin’s Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake), part of the Lower Colorado River, symbolizing the workers struggles around the world for Communism. The banner measuring an estimated 10 by 40 feet was visible from the Lamar … Continue reading Austin: International Workers’ Day Banner Floated on Town Lake