Labor day (don’t celebrate)

It’s fitting, or perhaps not, that as May 1st is supposed to be International Labor day, we are experiencing modern record lows in employment in the USA, protests over austerity in many European cities, I watched news from Madrid and Greece where the protests were attended by a mix of people and ages, and Italy where there were youth protests and direct action[2nd half, episode 4, HBO Services 4, Love&Rockets]. Meanwhile in Bangladesh, the collapse of the clothing¬†factory¬†is now officially “one of the worst industrial accidents in world history”, already has some 390 dead, with more bodies being dug out … Continue reading Labor day (don’t celebrate)