From British daily The Morning Star:
The joy of May Day
(Tuesday 01 May 2007)
ONCE again, rumours of the death of the organised labour movement have been exaggerated, with tens of thousands of trade unionists marching through the streets of London on May Day.
Of course, the numbers were swelled by large numbers of civil servants who have been forced to take strike action in response to the government’s anti-worker policies.
And, of course, large sections of the London march were composed of working people who have come to Britain to find refuge from brutal regimes overseas.
That is the joy of May Day.
It is open to all working people who value solidarity and who are prepared to stand up for labour movement values.
Many of the Turks who marched in London on Tuesday will have kept in touch with events at home, where the brutal riot police attacked May Day marchers once more on the 30th anniversary of a bloodbath precipitated by security forces.
Iraqi refugees will do likewise, seeing the catastrophe that has befallen their homeland at the hands of the imperialist invaders, with up to a million Iraqis dead as a direct result of the 2003 invasion.
See also here.
More May Day activities reports in Britain: here.