Pastor of Muppets (syndicalist) wrote in ontd_political,
Pastor of Muppets

Workers celebrate May Day across the globe

MAY 1 - "the real Labor Day" - ironically began in Chicago, USA, during the fight for the 8 hour day in 1886. It went on to become the national state holiday in places like the USSR, Cuba, and has been unofficially celebrated in capitalist European countries.

The US govt., afraid of May Day, officially calls MAY 1 "Law Day." Not even kidding. LoL.

Workers march in May Day rallies

Labour unions in dozens of countries around the world are using traditional May Day marches to protest over the handling of the global economic crisis.

Some 300 rallies are planned across France, which has already seen strikes from university academics, hospital staff and fishermen among others.

Germany is braced for further violence after youths in Berlin clashed with riot police in the early hours.

Marches have been held in several Asian nations, including Cambodia and Japan.

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