May Day 2014 Statement

From some comrades in NYC:

Florence Johnston Collective

FJC will be in the streets for May Day in New York City! We will be marching from the southeast corner of Union Square at 5:30. Look for our snazzy new banner. This is a statement we prepared for the occasion. (Click here for the full flyer.)

Patient&Nurse_web

Long before the Haymarket Massacre, the worldwide workers’ movement, and the very existence of a worldwide working class, May Day was a celebration of what we hold in common. Before modern capitalism, vast stretches of the world were held by communities, not individuals. Everyday people with no conception of wage labor shared expansive tracts of land for farming, grazing, hunting, fishing, and coming together to celebrate their communal bonds. May Day originated as a celebration of the fertility of the harvest season, which would provide the food necessary to subsist for the entire year, and of the commonly held land and communal social…

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