While we were on the road this past summer we visited the Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago. It is a historic cemetery were many radical people are now buried. It is also the home of the Haymarket martyrs memorial. AdvertisementsRead more "Forest Home Cemetery"
On September 5th there were worldwide strikes/walkouts in the fast food sector of the restaurant industry. These happened in support of the call for “$15 and a union.” You may or may not know much about the current campaign to raise the minimum wage but I would guess you have heard of it. Due in […]Read more "The Fight for 15 and business unionism."
May 1st is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. This day is not widely celebrated in the US, even though the day came about because of events that took place here. Or rather, maybe, that is why it is not recognized here. The Haymarket Affair was an event that took place in the context of […]Read more "The Story of Labor Day and May Day"