[OPE-L:7401] [OPE-L:932] Happy May Day!

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 19:26:30 -0400 (EDT)

Happy May Day, 1999 everyone!

(OK, I'm cheating a little by sending this on the night of April 30)

In the message below there is a address for a WWW site that a member
of the IWW claims to contain the "Incomplete, True, Authentic and
Wonderful History of MAY DAY".

In solidarity, Jerry

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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 12:59:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris <red@iww.org>

The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of MAY DAY is now


This radical social history of both red and green roots of May Day
includes select graphics and is beautifully written by Peter Linebaugh
(member of the Midnight Notes collective).

>From the beginning:
"Green is a relationship to the earth and what grows therefrom. Red is a
relationship to other people and the blood spilt there among. Green
designates life with only necessary labor; Red designates death with
surplus labor. Green is natural appropriation; Red is social
expropriation. Green is husbandry and nurturance; Red is
proletarianization and prostitution. Green is useful activity; Red is
useless toil. Green is creation of desire; Red is class struggle. May
Day is both."

happy May Day,