[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?
  • Luigi Morris and Madeleine Freeman | 
  • May 1, 2019

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

Luigi is a freelance photographer, socialist journalist and videographer. He is an activist for immigrants' rights.
Madeleine Freeman

Madeleine Freeman

Madeleine is a writer and video collaborator for Left Voice. She lives in New York.

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