UPDATE: During the evening, Seattle PD decided to disperse the crowd using pepper spray and flashbangs, which of course led to an escalation that allowed them to make some arrests.
As is my custom, I took Worker’s Day as a personal day this year. I spent my time working on home improvements and listening to socialist lectures. As far as I can tell (via twitter), it has been fairly peaceful so far with the marches in Seattle.
This year for your virtual teach-in, Noam Chomsky talks at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 9th 1995. The topic was “The war on unions and workers’ rights.”. The talk was given in solidarity with the (ultimately unsuccessful) United Auto Workers strike against Caterpillar Inc.