May Day and Labour Day have represented in North America the two faces of working-class political tradition, one symbolizing its revolutionary potential, the other its long search for reform and respectability. With the support of the state and business, the latter has predominated â€“ but the more radical tradition has never been entirely suppressed.
It remains to be seen how much of the world and the media will remember or mark this 10th anniversary of the NATO intervention. We expect there to be little recognition of this date that does not recapitulate the standard nationalist, pro-neoliberal and pro-NATO lenses we reject.
The former Yugoslavia, the site of the violent 1999 NATO intervention that killed 2000 and displaced one million.