May Day

May 1st: “We workers want a dignified and well-paid job”.

On International Workers’ Day, Sonia Lemos – General Secretary of the Tareferos Union – tells the story of the life, feelings and struggles of the yerba mate harvesters. Organising to demand rights, the role of women and the rejection of…

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview…

May Day history and Galeano’s sadness

The absence of memory Eduardo Galeano Chicago is full of factories. There are factories in the center of the city, around the world’s highest building. Chicago is full of factories, Chicago is full of workers. When I get to the…

‘May Day’: Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

Co-authored by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an…

May Day 2017: Trample All Forms Of Sectarianism

By Farooque Chowdhury One hundred years ago, the proletariat in Petrograd celebrated the historic May Day in jubilation and honor. “Thousands of people turned out for the 1917 May Day parade. They carried […] banners and posters, which became the…

May Day in Bangladesh – workplace security at issue

The day is observed across the world every year since 1886, commemorating the supreme sacrifices of workers in the United States to establish the rights of eight-hour working day and with renewed pledge to uphold the rights of working class.…