May Day

Paintings by Diego Rivera : From the cycle: Political Vision of the Mexican People (Court of Labor):

Tehuana Women. / Mujeres tehuanas
Exit from the Mine

The first May Day celebration in India was organised in Madras by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923. This was also the first time the red flag was used in India. The party leader Singaravelu Chettiar made arrangements to celebrate May Day in two places in 1923. One meeting was held at the beach opposite to the Madras High Court; the other meeting was held at the Triplicane beach. The Hindu newspaper, published from Madras reported:

“The Labour Kisan party has introduced May Day celebrations in Chennai. Comrade Singaravelar presided over the meeting. A resolution was passed stating that the government should declare May Day as a holiday. The president of the party explained the non-violent principles of the party. There was a request for financial aid. It was emphasized that workers of the world must unite to achieve independence. “(Wikepedia Source)

Advertisements

6 Replies to “May Day”

  1. Happy May Day Bhupinder. I celebrated it myself doing security duty for the Deporten de la Migra coalition at the protest in San Francisco, I also got sun burned (oh well). I blogged on the May Day protest as well:

    http://themustardseed.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/may-first-rally/

    http://themustardseed.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/students-traffic-and-budget-cuts/

    How’s it going over in your neck of the woods? As for myself I’ve hooked up with my second international blogger here in San Francisco (my first being Apurva), Hossam, who blogs here:

    http://arabist.net/arabawy/

    One day I shall go to India.

  2. I love this paintings. I just says so much about the Latin American culture that Diego Rivera tries to convey. In this first painting it looks really folkloric and beautiful. The second painting you could see the pain that men are going through. The man in the middle in white he looks a representation of Jesus, in other words the savor of the people who are enslaved working for the rich. That’s why Diego Rivera has been controversial in his paintings but have never been scare to show his political view in paintings and murals.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s