“Mayday has been a celebration of life, renewal and pleasure since ancient times. More recently it was declared International Workers’ Day to commemorate the execution of four anarchists in Chicago for their part in the struggle for an eight-hour working day. Both these aspects of Mayday were intertwined – a festival against work, want and denial and a vision of freedom and plenty throughout the world”.
Anarchist website, circa 2000. See Paul Cudenec, The Green One