November 25, 2021
From London Anarchist Communists (UK)
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Revolutionary May Day Greetings! The following statement has been signed by 20 libertarian communist organisations around the world, including the ACG. International Workers’ Day Statement May 1st, 1886, a wide-ranging strike started in the United States demanding an eight-hour working day. The journey’s slogan was “Eight hours’ labour, Eight hours’ recreation, Eight hours’ rest”, propagandised since the mid-19th century and through which the labour movement struggled to seize power from Capital and dispute worker’s time for life, culture, and enjoyment.  The strike was prepared in advance. The American labour movement decided on it in 1884. To carry it out, hundreds of meetings and rallies were held, funds were collected, at times when union organising was illegal. Manifestos and newspapers were circulated encouraging workers to join the planned strike.  Yet the struggle for an eight-hour working day was not conceived as a mere reform. It was permeated with hope for a better tomorrow,




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