Comments on: Solidarity http://www.historiann.com/2012/05/01/solidarity/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:23:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2012/05/01/solidarity/comment-page-1/#comment-1007952 Tue, 01 May 2012 23:53:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18721#comment-1007952 Music + Eros sounds pretty good to me!

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2012/05/01/solidarity/comment-page-1/#comment-1007903 Tue, 01 May 2012 21:10:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18721#comment-1007903 In 1958, President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 “Law Day,” supposedly at the suggestion of an advisor who was also the president of the American Bar Association. A couple of years later Congress made it officious, or official, or both. I take it that Kennedy signed the bill. Even a fairly naive pre-British Invasion suburban kid like me could pretty well figure out that there was something co-optive and soul-deadening about this tactic. We might now carry this innocuating process to its logical conclusion by re-naming May 1 “Interstate Highway Day.”

That pretty green banner is hanging on my door over the page with my office hours, which become pretty irrelevant with the end of classes in a couple of days.

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2012/05/01/solidarity/comment-page-1/#comment-1007891 Tue, 01 May 2012 20:54:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18721#comment-1007891 Wasn’t Labor Day a 20th century invention, so we could be clear that we weren’t a bunch of mayday-celebrating commies?

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2012/05/01/solidarity/comment-page-1/#comment-1007803 Tue, 01 May 2012 17:11:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18721#comment-1007803 Many countries celebrate May Day as a major holiday and protest day. Since our exceptionalism is implicitly defined as “we are different and mostly worse than others” we have Labor Day.

This year, European, including the Germans, use May Day to protest huge unemployment, austerity and the control of the banks. We play dead.

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