May Day!

For May Day, the traditional day celebrating the struggle of the international working-class movement, take a few minutes to learn about and from the movement’s history…

Michel Chartrand, a long-time fighter of the Quebec workers’ movement, died on April 12. Watch a short tribute video to him here and read Richard Fidler’s material on Chartrand posted on his blog

Clara Zetkin was a revolutionary figure in early 20th century Germany who deserves to be better known than she is today. John Riddell’s article is a good introduction to Zetkin.

If you’re interested in the history of workers’ movements globally, start with Paul Mason’s book Live Working or Die Fighting.