korea (may 6, 2011)

This past Monday was May Day or Worker’s Day.  Which, not surprisingly, in a Communist country, is a day off.  What was surprising was discovering that this holiday is in commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when police fired on workers who were striking for an 8-hour workday. It is celebrated in more than 80 countries, not all of them communist. Continue reading