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Happy #mayday Everyone!

For those of you who don't know, May Day is the Labor Day that's actually about celebrating the workers who make the nation run rather than sales on electronics

May Day is actually the day that workers all over the world honor those who fight for worker protections

We invented Labor Day to draw attention away from the socialist May Day.

America wanted to celebrate workers, but like, not in a way that was inconvenient to capitalism.
So instead of a day that was anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, anti-police state, anti-exploitation, anti-colonialism....

We got a day that celebrates workers by giving money to the rich. Cause that's how we do in America.
America also wanted to make sure that America didn't accept a Federal Holiday that allowed US workers to show solidarity with oppressed workers worldwide.

Can't have the proletariat unifying or anything

So instead we have a day after which you have to purchase different fashion
Mayday should be an important day to all anti-racists.

The essence of Mayday is resistance to any system employed by those in power to pit working classes against each other in order to maintain their own dominance.

This is why racism exists.
The need to pit oppressed, poor, working people against each other is why this Administration is throwing everything it has at brown immigrant laborers.

This is why in Philly, we are using Mayday to advocate for the dignity and humanity of immigrants.
If you're in #Philly, come join the rally and show your solidarity!
This, by the way is what it looks like when people ACTUALLY come out to support workers

Supporting laborers isn't a barbecue or a flat screen half off.

It's protest.

It's railing against exploitation

It's speaking truth to power.
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