In 1890s Russia, celebrations of May 1st, a traditional family holiday, became a target of government crackdowns. The day had become associated — and more scandalously, celebrated — by workers in solidarity with Chicago workers who’d used that day in 1886 to argue for an eight-hour workdays; on May 1 four years later, 10,000 workers in Warsaw went on strike.
In honor of tomorrow being May Day and me working tirelessly to balance my hours and output at P&T so that I’m not making less than minimum wage (that’s not a joke), this mailbag invite is short. Thoughts or questions re: this regular season as it winds down? The impending playoffs? Next year’s draft or free agency? Anything NBA-related? Anything not? Post it in the comments below or on P&T’s Twitter.
Stand up, all victims of oppression
for the tyrants fear your might!
Don’t cling so hard to your possessions
for you have nothing if you have no rights!
Let racist ignorance be ended
for respect makes the empires fall!
Freedom is merely privilege extended
unless enjoyed by one and all.