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Here's a #MayDay photo from 1912 in Union Square, NY
"The workers fight the wars, the bosses reap the profits."
You may have also heard that May 1st is "Loyalty Day" -- that comes about after World War II, specifically as a way to "counter any attempts to revive radical May Day demonstrations" according to @DHavertyStacke
But patriotism was a part of #MayDay from the very beginning...
@DHavertyStacke NY Socialists in the 1890s were passing resolutions that they were going to carry the American flag into Union Square -- they felt a duty to carry it with the red flag.
So today, #MayDay, listen to this interview with historian @DHavertyStacke and then hear us producers singing "Into the Streets May First" by *American composer* Aaron Copland. wnycstudios.org/story/mayday-m…
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