The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day

Occupy May Day 2012

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Dandelion Salad

The Laura Flanders Show on Apr 26, 2016

Author and professor Peter Linebaugh discusses his new book, The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day. Later in the show filmmaker Avi Lewis discusses worker-owned factories in Argentina, and Laura focuses on the intersectional feminism of 19th Century Anarchist Lucy Parsons.

Peter Linebaugh is professor emeritus at the University of Toledo, and the author of many books, including the Magna Carta Manifesto; Stop Thief, The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance, and his newest, The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day. Avi Lewis is a filmmaker known for The Take, co-directed by Naomi Klein, and This Changes Everything, a documentary on climate change and resistance, released in 2015.

from the archives:

The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

Chris Hedges and Tim DeChristopher: Coping with the Reality of Climate Change Destruction

Abby Martin and Richard Wolff: Understanding Marxism and Socialism

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (must-see)

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte (repost)

Buddhagem Speaks with Noam Chomsky on May Day, 2009: Labor history and anarchism

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