May Days


I Watched Cuba's Socialist Experiment Play Out on May Day in Havana

It looked as sunny and colorful as you'd imagine, but what's the future for a country where May Day means more than a bank holiday?
Ibrahim Richmond

London's Anarchists Celebrated May Day By Holding a Riot-Party

The proletarians of London celebrated International Workers' Day by running around with flares while the police chased them.
Chris Bethell, Words: Simon Childs
Election '15

Meeting the Communists and Anarchists at London's May Day Protest

Election '15 has been defined by UKIP's rise on the right wing of Britain's political spectrum—what's happening on the left?
Gavin Haynes
The Future According to VICE

What Today's Revolutionaries Could Learn from the Protest Movements of the Past

Social media is never going to replace the old-fashioned meatspace methods of activism.
Nathan Schneider

May Day Protests Turn Violent in Turkey

Clashes broke out after a reported 40,000 riot police officers used tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets to crack down on May Day protesters in Turkey.
VICE Staff

Photos of the May Day Protests That Turned Violent in Eastern Ukraine

The government's hold on that region of the country is getting more and more tenuous.
Henry Langston

London Students Took the Universities Minister's Car Hostage Last Night

In what must surely go down as an act of sabotage by his secretary, the universities minister, who raised tuition fees to £9,000 ($13,500), had been booked to give a speech at the university during a massive left-wing march.
Simon Childs

We Went to the May Day Protests in Germany

Yesterday, protesters in Hamburg threw bottles, stones, and fireworks while police fought back with water cannons, pepper spray, and batons. Thirteen protesters have been arrested in Hamburg, with 50 injured among 2,200 demonstrators.
Nadja Sayej

The People of Hastings Still Do May Day the Traditional Way

May Day is a bullshit holiday thought up by a bunch of heathens in the BC days. Originally a celebration of spring, it's now primarily an excuse for Europeans to be obnoxious and take a day off work. One place in Europe keeping things traditional...
Stuart Griffiths

May Day in Berlin Was a Playground for Happy Idiots

There's something about May Day in Berlin that seems to capture the city's essence. For one day every year, the streets fill with police, bold stoners, and all sorts of idiots—idiots in bathtubs, idiots in gorilla suits, idiots who cut drugs in phone...
Luke Atcheson, Photos: Grey Hutton

Montreal Police Are Still Kettling Protestors

447 people were arrested at Montreal's May Day protests. Many of which were kettled in by police, thanks to the controversial P6 bylaw. We were there to take it all in, and luckily this time we weren't arrested.
Ken Wallingford

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love May Day

Putting me in the middle of a crowd chanting “The people united! Will never be defeated!” is a bit like putting the Grinch in the middle of a Christmas choir.
Harry Cheadle