Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bernie Sanders, Anarchists, and Voting

Let’s start this with a couple of admissions: I am an anarchist who hopes that Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic primary so I can vote for him in the general election next year. I am also an anarchist who is … Continue reading

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And a Bit More on the Origins of Labor Day

I’m a little late in reading this month’s issue of the Hightower Lowdown, but it is also about Labor Day. The first thing I noticed in it is that the idea of Labor Day is credited to Matthew Maguire, “a 19th century … Continue reading

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Speaking of Labor Day (and James Green)

Historian James Green, whose book Death in the Haymarket I mentioned in a footnote in my last post, has an article called “Solidarity Forever! When Labor Had Its Day, And Why Its Time Has Come Again” on WBUR. In it, he notes Labor … Continue reading

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Labor Day and May Day

The other day, Jacobin reminded us that “Labor Day is May 1” and that the official U.S. Labor Day is “a boss’s holiday.” (I’ll call them May Day and Labor Day, to be clear.) I fully agree with the sentiment … Continue reading

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