Sunday, May 1, 2016

10 May Day Posters to Celebrate International Workers' Day!

Australia. From this year. I love this poster! Perfect.

Today, May 1st, is International Workers' Day, a celebration of working class solidarity and militancy around the world.

A holiday in many countries, May Day is a proud tradition that spans more than a hundred years, May Day was originally meant to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886.

Despite its partial American origins, May Day, of course, is not a holiday in the United States, nor is it one here in Canada -- a fact that one day must be changed!

Every May Day, socialist, communist, anarchist, radical and labour groups, parties, unions and movements hold rallies and parades to mark the day.

Here are ten terrific, historic May Day posters from a variety of countries.

(Click on images to enlarge)

Germany, 1929

Mexico 1947

USSR 1921

South Africa, 1980's

USSR 1920's

Australia, 1942

Palestine, 1980's

Mexico, 1940's

France, 1936

Happy May Day!

Workers of the World Unite!

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