Saturday, April 25, 2009

The following blurb is from the website of the Empowerment Infoshop in London Ontario, advertising their upcoming May day event. What caught Molly's eye about this one was the origin of one of their entertainers- Yellowknife NWT. I love it. Capitalism and the state are not yet doomed, but when sympathy for anarchism spreads across the lake to Hay River you can be assured that the last days of the ruling class are nigh. Here's the blurb.
MAY DAY Show & Fundraiser --7pm May 1st :
Let's get together and celebrate May Day at a time when organized labour is under attack here in North America. The auto workers, as well as our brothers in other fields are in need of some support and solidarity. We will be celebrating with: (Welland/Guelph)
In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement.
May Day can refer to various labour celebrations conducted on May 1 that commemorate the fight for the eight hour day. May Day in this regard is called International Workers' Day, or Labour Day. The idea for a "workers holiday" began in Australia in 1856. With the idea having spread around the world, the choice of May 1st became a commemoration by the Second International for the people involved in the 1886 Haymarket affair.

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