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[VIDEO] The Militant Origins of 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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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

Luigi Morris is a member of Left Voice, freelance photographer and socialist journalist.

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