On this Labour Day

September 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm (Uncategorized)

The last long weekend of the summer. The day to start packing up the cottage. The day before school restarts (in Canada at least). A day to celebrate labour.

In both Canada and the United States, Labour Day has been celebrated as a day of recognition for the struggles and achievements of working people since the 1880s, but it always feels like the milder little brother (or sister) of May Day. Peaceful legal. May Day always seems a little more radical.

So here’s a thought for this year,

All revolutions run into history, yet history is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers of revolution come, thither they return again

— Guy Debord, Pangyeric volume 2

 

 

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