[VIDEO] The Militant Origins of International Workers’ Day

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The first May Day was established in response to a momentous workers’ struggle which took place in Chicago in 1886. The historical events that day lead to the creation of a unified day of action when workers join together against capitalist exploitation. What happened that May first, 1886?

May first is International Workers’ Day. The first May Day was established in response to a momentous workers’ struggle which took place in Chicago in 1886. The historical events that day lead to the creation of a unified day of action when workers join together against capitalist exploitation. What happened that May first, 1886?

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Luigi Morris

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