Wednesday, 30 April 2014


When we remember that people were shot,
so we could have the 8-hour day;
if we acknowledge that homes with families in them were burned to the ground,
so we could have Saturday as part of the weekend;
when we recall 8-year old victims of industrial accidents
who marched in the streets protesting working conditions and
child labor only to be beat down by the police and company thugs,
we understand that our current condition cannot be taken for granted –
people fought for the rights and dignities we enjoy today,
and there is still a lot more to fight for.
The sacrifices of so many people cannot be forgotten or
we'll end up fighting for those same gains all over again.

This is why we celebrate May Day.

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