The May 2021 Issue of Substance

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Rally at Haymarket Square

Rally at Haymarket Square

The rally began peacefully under a light rain on the evening of May 4. August Spies, Albert Parsons, and Samuel Fielden spoke to a crowd estimated variously between 600 and . . .


The Workers’ Maypole (1894)

Radical Object: Walter Crane’s The Workers’ Maypole (1894)

By Laura C. Forster on May 1, 2020 in Radical Objects
https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/radical-object-walter-cranes-the-workers-maypole-1894/


First published in 1894 in Justice, Walter Crane’s The Workers’ Maypole . . .


[ Internal Teacher Union Politics ] Retiree Delegate Election Shows Members First Gaining Ground

In the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) retiree delegates election - Members First defeated Core to gain five seats at the House of Delegates monthly meetings.

Similar to the recent Chicago Teachers Pension Fund election . . .


Haymarket Massacre 1886

On May 3, striking workers in Chicago met near the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company plant. Union molders at the plant had been locked out since early February and the predominantly Irish-American workers at McCormick had . . .


"Prepare for the Stormy Times Before Us"

"Prepare for the Stormy Times Before Us"

Chicago's Haymarket affair
May 4, 1886 https://publish.illinois.edu

On Tuesday, May 4, 1886, at 7:30 PM, around 1,500 workers gathered on Desplaines Street in Chicago between Lake . . .


May Day 2021



The Brief Origins of May Day

By Eric Chase - 1993
https://archive.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday/

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For . . .


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