MayDay 3

Bad news:  Vladimir Putin has revived the May Day Parade in Moscow. It’s worth a reminder that the holiday celebrated around the world today is about a lot more than Soviet-style dictatorship.  The first celebration of International Worker’s Day happened in the United States in 1886, when the campaign for an eight-hour workday turned into a massive strike, and the strike turned into a massacre.  Read all about it here.