Photographer's Note

Best wishes for May First,International Workers Day


On May Day,class-conscious proletarians all over the world celebrate internationalism and steel their resolve to make revolution against the capitalist/imperialist system.
The day was declared by the founding congress of the Second International in 1889 to mark the anniversary of a general strike that had broken out across the United States three years earlier,culminating in the Haymarket incident at a protest rally for workers' rights in Chicago.
After a bomb went off in police ranks (its origin remains unknown),the ruling class unleashed savage attacks on the workers' movement through the police,press,and courts.Seven anarchists were sentenced to death for advocating armed struggle.

One of them,twenty-one year old Louis Lingg,said upon hearing his sentence,"...I am the enemy of the 'order' of today,and I repeat that,with all my powers,so long as breath remains in me,I shall combat it... I despise your order,your laws,your force-propped authority.Hang me for it."

People willing to risk comfort and even their lives for social change should be honored and remembered.

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Additional Photos by Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4387 W: 210 N: 4188] (26149)
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