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May Day

May Day ANNIVERSARIES have their own laws and rituals. It is exactly one hundred years since the combustion in the Chicago market place. Bestial repression had led to a nodal point and the worms turned: The working class will not take it lying down any more, they will unite and revolt. May Day is not quite an invocation to arms, but certainly it is an invocation to the solidarity of the toiling masses: You shall come together, and you will be delivered; it does not really matter if, at this moment, the objective reality precludes open warfare, the pledge itself is the message; the working class will come through if not today, then tomorrow; if not tomorrow, then the day after; there is only one proviso which they have to take care of, they must unite, unite, unite, and stay united; this unity must stretch across the national frontiers, the working class movement, if it is to prove itself, must be an international movement, it must proclaim the brotherhood of man across the seas and the continents.

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