May Day 2020: ‘Capitalism is killing us!’

by Betsy Piette, published on Workers World, May 5, 2020 This year’s celebrations of May 1, International Workers’ Day, in the United States reflected the growing coast-to-coast fightback of workers confronting their bosses’ and the capitalist system’s total disregard for worker health and job safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The array of workers’ actions is historic, with essential workers in[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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Mayday = Worker Power

Workers World Editorial, April 30, 2019 Today, in 66 countries around the world, May Day — International Workers’ Day — is an official paid holiday commemorated on May 1. But not in the United States. While May Day originated here, the ruling class has done everything it can to eradicate any memory of this working-class holiday. As a result, International[…]

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May 1st General Strike: Claiming People(s) Centered Human Rights For the Working Class

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, April 29, 2020 The failure of the capitalist state to provide the people with elementary protections of their fundamental human rights renders the capitalist state illegitimate. “The people are defining and taking up the struggle for their human rights.”  From the perspective of the People(s)-Centered Human Rights framework  – “if society is structured[…]

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The Era Of Mass Strikes Begins On May 1, First Day Of General Strike Campaign

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, April 26, 2020 On Friday, May 1, an ongoing General Strike campaign begins. This campaign could become the most powerful movement in the United States and reset the national agenda. It comes when the failures of the US political system have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered an[…]

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