LOS ANGELES: Mass Arrests as Communists Lead May Day March through Boyle Heights

By Matt Handocerdos Communists, revolutionaries, and the masses marched through the streets of Boyle Heights and into one of the crumbling centers of gentrification – the so-called “Boyle Heights Arts District” for this year’s combative May Day. Although several attendees got away at the end of the march, 24 people were kettled and arrested on rioting charges. Of the 24 people arrested — known as … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Mass Arrests as Communists Lead May Day March through Boyle Heights

LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Goes Up for Red May Day

By Ulrike Salazar Photos of May Day propaganda around Boyle Heights were sent to Incendiary this morning. Big posters can be seen with revolutionary slogans and Maoist imagery on several busy intersections like 1st/Boyle and 4th/Boyle, as well as popular neighborhood centers like Mariachi Plaza and Hollenbeck Park. According to Red Guards Los Angeles (RGLA) social media posts, this year’s May Day rally will start … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Goes Up for Red May Day

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: China Celebrates First May Day in 1920

By Leslie Kovner. Version en español. In 1920, early Chinese communists organized rallies and marches to celebrate International Workers’ Day across the country, foreshadowing the mighty revolutionary storm that would soon sweep across the oppressed nation. For decades, famine, warlords, instability, and corruption had weighed heavily on the backs of the Chinese people. The moment of inspiration from the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1912 … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: China Celebrates First May Day in 1920

HISTORIA PROLETARIA: Partido Comunista del Perú Lidera el Movimiento Internacional Revolucionario Con Acciones en el Primero de Mayo 1984

Por Mike Talavera En el Primero de Mayo 1984, el Partido Comunista del Perú (PCP) explotó 30 metros de tubería de petróleo en el norte del Perú y colgaron banderas rojas enormes con símbolos de martillo y hoz por las antenas de dos estaciones de radio en Ayacucho, celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores. “Con la primera aparición de los rayos del sol, la … Continue reading HISTORIA PROLETARIA: Partido Comunista del Perú Lidera el Movimiento Internacional Revolucionario Con Acciones en el Primero de Mayo 1984

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Cleveland May Day Riot of 1919

By Mike Talavera This article is the first in a series of articles on notable May Days from history. Also known as International Workers’ Day, May 1 is a holiday of the working class that was first adopted by the Second International and has since been celebrated by Communists, workers, and the masses the world over. This inaugural story reports on a May Day march … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Cleveland May Day Riot of 1919