The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day + Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

Geneva, 1 May 2014 (general strike)

Image by Annette Dubois via Flickr

Dandelion Salad
Updated: April 30, 2020
Originally published May 1, 2016

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.

Updated: April 30, 2020

Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

TheRealNews on Apr 28, 2020

Frontline workers across the world are organizing wildcat strikes on May Day, demanding protective gear and hazard pay from companies making record profits.

Transcript

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From the archives:

Chris Hedges: It’s the System of Corporate Power and That Is Not Going To Get Better Unless We Make War Against the System

When The Revolution Comes by Gaither Stewart

The Stimulator: Keep Your Rent!

Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire (must-see)

The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

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

Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see)

Who Was Lucy Parsons? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever + Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

The Take (2004)

2 thoughts on “The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day + Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

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