Nothing Is Going Back To Normal — May Day 2020

Occupy May Day 2012

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sub.Media on Apr 30, 2020

This May Day finds us at an important historic crossroads. Amidst a global pandemic, this year the streets will be eerily silent as people forgo the marches, rallies and riots that are the annual rituals of international workers day.

But while the streets may be calm, the class war rages on. Wildcat strikes are popping off among ‘essential workers’ who two months ago were seen as some of the lowest, most precarious participants of the gig economy. Prison uprisings are breaking out around the world at an unprecedented rate. And millions of tenants are withholding their rent in what could become the first global rent strike in history.

These are interesting times. Stay safe. Get organized. Fight hard. Happy May Day.

See also:

Keep Your Rent

From the archives:

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

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!

How Communist Cuba is on the World’s Frontlines Against Coronavirus

Why Has Liberalism Failed? by The Anti-Social Socialist + Transcript

Chris Hedges: The Priorities Are To Bail Out Large Corporations + Hedges on Coronavirus, Climate and What Next?

Jack Rasmus: The Bailout For Workers Needs To Be As Big As The Bailout For Banks + Richard Wolff: Fate of the Global Economy

The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

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