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posted on May, 1 2004 @ 01:58 PM
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Happy May Day!
... from the Workers' International League.


www.socialistappeal.org...

As millions of workers take to the streets world-wide to
celebrate May Day as a day of international working class solidarity,
we need to reassess our common objectives in the light of a
growing world crisis of capitalism.
Following a 25,000 May 1st rally in Chicago in 1886,
the bosses were determined to crush the militant labor movement.
Police shot and killed four workers on a picket line two days later.
However, a bomb thrown by an agent provocateur killed seven
police, who responded by shooting several workers and injuring
hundreds more. In the following weeks, the police carried out
systematic raids on strikers and trade unionists, breaking up meetings
with violence. Workers leaders were framed and sentenced
to death, but was later commuted to life imprisonment.
Starting with the Chicago tragedy, which became known
thereafter as international workers day, workers representatives
set up the Second International in 1889, under the banner of workers
internationalism. A key resolution of the Congress was that
on every May Day workers in every country would strike and
demonstrate for the 8-hour day. For over 100 years, tens of millions
have expressed their determination again and again to rid the
world of oppression, war and poverty. The victory of the Russian
working class in October 1917 marked an enormous advance in
the struggle for the socialist transformation of society. It represented
a beacon to the workers movement internationally.


edition.cnn.com...
edition.cnn.com...




[Edited on 5-1-2004 by echelon]




posted on May, 1 2004 @ 02:05 PM
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great post

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London on May Day in the past five years has seen fierce anti-capitalism protests, often accompanied by clashes with the police and scores of arrests.

But this year one of the main groups which co-ordinated the protests says that the only event it will be organising is a picnic - and blames a growing apathy among its members for this move.





posted on May, 1 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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During the height of the Cold War they used to show the military parades of the Communist countries. It was great, if you liked watching tanks. (I didn't. Found it kind of a testosterone braggadocio.)



posted on May, 1 2004 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by echelon
? Happy May day??? They don't look too happy.



posted on May, 1 2004 @ 05:42 PM
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HAHA Skeptic! LOL!



posted on May, 1 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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I'm guessing those people are suppose to be happy right?


Let's celebrate with our crowds being tear-gassed and shot with beanbags!

Nice post.



posted on May, 1 2004 @ 06:09 PM
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They aren't very happy their currency was all turned over an they all get paid in Wooden Nickels now.



posted on May, 2 2004 @ 11:16 PM
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You are talking about the Chicago Haymarket Affair. May first also sets stage for the traditional May Day spring festival celebrated across most of Europe and also signifies the founding day for the Illuminati.

~Fnord



posted on May, 2 2004 @ 11:24 PM
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I'm relieved that I'm in the US right now. I get to miss the 'May Day' bank holiday. I fecking hate bank holidays almost as much as sundays. I would always volunteer to work bank holidays because I'd get a day off later (when I wanted it) and wouldn't be subjected to twelve mile tailbacks on the M6.

I really don't understand why so many people rush off to some seaside town or Alton Towers etc on a fecking bank holiday when everyone else has the same idea.

Utter madness.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 04:12 PM
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Speaking as a resident of a sea-side town, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sentiments.

Please encourage as many people as possible to follow your lead and possibly I'll be able to travel around without shed-loads of grockles/emmets getting in my way.


zero lift (ancestors residents of Kernow, circa 200 years ago. We're slowly moving east, taking back the country, shhh)



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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SO's absolutely right, they don't look too happy. I think the masks are there so they don't get publicly humiliated for taking wooden nickels.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 05:20 PM
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what so wrong about capitalism? do you people have a problem with most people working hard? to me you commies/socialist are just lazy. you dont want to work for anything.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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may day is something of an illuminati celebration, I believe. i forgot how or why and frankly i dont feel like looking it up right now. dont believe me? i dont care.

on the other hand, there are other countries which regard may 1 to be like a labor day; the celebration of hard working people.

people don't like capitalism because of its greedy overtones. its based on materialism and the constant acquisition of wealth which in itself can be self-defeating at times

[Edited on 5/4/2004 by AlnilamOmega]



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
may day is something of an illuminati celebration, I believe. i forgot how or why and frankly i dont feel like looking it up right now. dont believe me? i dont care.

[Edited on 5/4/2004 by AlnilamOmega]


May first 1976 is the day Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati





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