'The right to our own time and energy': 130 years of May Day by Working Class Movement Library
on Wednesday 29 April at 2pm, Kevin Morgan, Professor of Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Manchester, will speak on 'The right to our own time and energy': 130 years of May Day.
The early socialists had no interest in May Day as a public holiday handed out by the state. For militant socialists May Day meant a stoppage of work as a 'visible demonstration' of the humanity of labour as the source of all wealth and social good. At a time when some workers are being called on for non-essential work in conditions directly detrimental to their well-being, this talk recalls the origins of May Day and some of the wonderful images of struggle and liberation which it generated.
You can participate by clicking on the following link just before 2pm on Wednesday: