May Day is the holiday that working people around the world celebrate international worker’s solidarity. The US is one of the few countries that do not celebrate this with a legal holiday. The US government moved our Labor Day to September, many years ago, hoping to kill its meaning. Although most Americans no longer celebrate this holiday, many of us still do. And for those of us who do celebrate it, we celebrate the struggle for working people to liberate themselves through revolution.
In Wichita KS we don’t have a lot of Marxist people. So those of us who are Marxist must band together with those who share our solidarity with working people and their struggles for human dignity. This year as every year we band together with Marxists, anarchists, democratic socialists and peace activists.
We realize that Labor Day is supposed to be a day set aside to honor the struggle for worker’s rights, including the hard earned fight for an eight hour work day, an end to child labor, a five day work week and the right to organize ourselves into labor unions. The US right-wing has worked hard to reverse most of these gains and this is one day we can come together and support our rights as workers.
This celebration will be at the Peace and Social Justice Center, May 1st, 5:30pm, at 1407 N Topeka St, Wichita, KS 67214, (316) 263-5886.
Come and bring a dish. Or just come and join in.
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