remembrance

Hurrah for Anarchy: Mayday as Celebrated by the Anarchists

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness

Mayday, to the anarchists, is a holiday of remembrance. Perhaps you’ve heard the communists and liberals say that it’s a celebration of the eight-hour workday. I suppose it’s that too. But for me, it’s a holiday to remember when the State put anarchism itself on trial. In 1886, the line was drawn and the US radicals lost their innocence; the illusion of “free speech” and free association was shattered. Let that illusion never re-form.