Tag: MayDay

  • May Day: Workers’ Struggles, International Solidarity, Political Aspirations

    For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour’s long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago. Keep reading »

  • May 1st: International Workers’ Solidarity Day

    The Flag By Pablo Neruda Stand up with me. No one would like more than I to stay on the pillow where your eyelids try to shut out the world for me. There too I would like to let my blood sleep surrounding your sweetness. But stand up, you, stand up, but stand up with me … Watch video »

  • What you Need to Know About May Day

    For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? Keep reading »

  • May Day

    For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour’s long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago. The seeds were … Watch video »

  • May Day 2013: Fragile Economies, Aggressive Bosses and Struggling Workers

    Stock markets around the world have made up the losses they incurred during the 2008-09 financial crisis and the workers of the world are paying the price for this recovery. Fiscal stimulus packages and bank bailouts that helped to contain the crisis left governments with deficits that are now being used as a pretext for … Keep reading »

  • May Day 2012: Why They Are Waging War On the Workers and What To Do About It

    Remember the days when bargaining was a backroom affair, or have heard about those days? When union members would only know that contract negotiations were going on when their bargaining team came out of the room and asked for ratification? This old school approach of representation was really flawed in terms of accountability and membership … Keep reading »

  • #may1to Revolution 2012

    Toronto — 25 April 2012. Getting ready for May Day 2012, Spread the word! Join Occupy Toronto and the 99% as we celebrate May Day – the International Workers’ Day. * No Work * No School * No Shopping * No Banking * No Housework * Other May Day 2012 promo videos: “#MAY1TO – OCCUPY … Watch video »

  • May Day 2011

    Toronto — 1 May 2011. The rallies started at two separate locations: May 1st Movement – Christie Pits Park. No One Is Illegal-Toronto – Queen and Jameson St. (Parkdale) – “Status for All.” And converged at Dufferin Grove Park for a celebration of International Workers’ Day. Other May Day 2011 videos and pictures: “March for … Watch video »

  • May Day 2010 – Toronto

    Toronto, May Day, 2010. April 29: Reunion of the Rank n File band – Labour has travelled a long way since workers were hanged in the Cook County Jail fighting for the Eight Hour Day, and we’re not going to allow companies like VALE INCO and their political minions to undermine the gains our society … Watch video »

  • Celebrating and Struggling This May Day

    The Long, Hard Haul at the Vale Inco Strike The fight of popular and workers’ movements across the world against neoliberal capitalism in the current period is not an easy one. The increasing reliance on global markets and corporate power as the vehicles for organizing economic, social and political life over the last two decades has … Keep reading »

  • May Day 2009 – No One Is Illegal

    Toronto, May 2, 2009 – A 10 Minute Production On April 2nd and 3rd, over 100 temporary and undocumented workers were attacked by armed border guards, dragged in to detention and are now being forcibly deported. No One Is Illegal has been working tirelessly against these tactics by the conservative government. On May 2nd, thousands … Watch video »

  • Unions and the Crisis: Ways Forward?

    This May Day, the day of celebration of the international working class movement, arrives in the midst of an international crisis of capitalism. For the first time since the 1930s, the world economy is expected to shrink. As a result, some 50 million workers are being added to the numbers of unemployed; migrant workers as … Keep reading »