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The sidewalks on Des Plaines Avenue beside the memorial sculpture in Chicago’s tiny Haymarket Square were already crowded a half-hour ahead of the scheduled annual May Day rally. Plenty of unions were represented in variously uniform bright colored t-shirts along with families, an ethnically diverse population and the regular activist spectrum of radical students, artists, anarcho-syndicalists, communists, immigration-minded church groups and a generally healthy cross-section of the greater metropolitan area.

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Anakbayan Chicago flag. Sign reading, “La crisis es la colonia. IPAC Carajo la junta!” (The crisis is the colony. IPAC f—k the board!) Photo by Barry Dredze

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!זאָל לעבּן דער ערשטער מאי (Long Live May First!) Photo by Barry Dredze

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Signs reading, “No! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America,” in both Spanish and English. Photo by Barry Dredze

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Mother Jones Lives! Photo by Barry Dredze

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Marchers carry A Workman’s Circle sign. Photo by Barry Dredze




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