|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 1866.
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.
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South Africa, 1980's
Happy May Day!
Workers of the World Unite!
See also: 5 Great Songs for International Workers' Day! Featuring Paul Robeson, Billy Bragg, The Red Army Choir & more