Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest

I've just ordered my very own copy of a new book, May Day: A Graphic History of Protest, recently released by the Graphic History Collective. From the web:

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest traces the development of International Workers' Day, May 1st, against the ever-changing economic and political backdrop in Canada and across North America. Recognizing the importance of work and the historical struggles of workers to improve their lives, with a particular focus on the struggles of May 1st, the comic includes the reader as part of this history, and the story concludes that “We are all part of this historical struggle; it's our history and our future.”

If you liked Wobblies or Working, I'm sure this will be up your alley. Plus, purchasing it from this link, Union Communication Services means you’re buying from a unionized online bookseller—helping LabourStart in the process.

Looking forward to this one! How cool would an Aotearoa/New Zealand version be? I actually originally imagined Remains to Be Seen as a graphic novel, but then remembered I can't draw... alas.

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