Labor Day & May Day

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Sun Sep 10 12:48:58 MDT 1995


On Sun, 10 Sep 1995, Tom Condit wrote:

> 7Like Jim, Ken and many other North American leftists, I've long
> been under the impression that our unique "Labor Day" was some
> sort of plot cooked up by labor fakers to divert us from
> celebrating May Day.  I just recently found out that it's not
> really true.

	I think many of us have understood that it's more involved than
that -- but as you point out later, it's rather a moot point, isn't it??
Since the capitalists obviously use it to divide us from our comrades
overseas, that's reason enough to abandon it ASAP!!


> This doesn't of course speak to the
> motives of capitalist governments in officially adopting it, but
> it's clear that it wasn't originally invented to divert attention
> from memorializing Haymarket.


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