May Day Immigrant Rights March Chicago - 2007                                                       photos from the 2006 May
Day march
                                                                                                                                                                  photos from the 2008 May Day march          

A revolution is an act of sovereign justice, in the order of moral facts, springing out of the necessity of things, and in consequence carrying with it its
own justification; and which it is a crime for the statesman to oppose it.   
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

When, in the course of human development, existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to enslave, rob, and
oppress mankind, the people have the eternal right to rebel against, and overthrow, these institutions. The mere fact that these forces – inimical to
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – are legalized by statute laws, sanctified by divine rights, and enforced by political power, in no way justifies
their continued existence.  We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all human beings, irrespective of race, color, or sex, are born with the equal
right to share at the table of life; that to secure this right, there must be established among men economic, social, and political freedom; we hold
further that government exists but to maintain special privilege and property rights; that it coerces man into submission and therefore robs him of
dignity, self-respect, and life.   
Emma Goldman

For centuries science and so-called practical wisdom have said to man: "It is good to be rich, to be able to satisfy, at least, your material needs; but
the only means to be rich is to so train your mind and capacities as to be able to compel other men-slaves, serfs or wage-earners -to make these
riches for you. You have no choice. Either you must stand in the ranks of the peasants and the artisans who, whatsoever economists and moralists
may promise them in the future, are now periodically doomed to starve after each bad crop or during their strikes and to be shot down by their own
sons the moment they lose patience. Or you must: train your faculties so as to be a military commander of the masses, or to be accepted as one of
the wheels of the governing machinery of the State or to become a manager of men in commerce or industry." For many centuries there was no
other choice, and men followed that advice, without finding in it happiness, either for themselves and their own children, or for those whom they
pretended to preserve from worse misfortunes.  But modern knowledge has another issue to offer to thinking men. It tells them that in order to be rich
they need not take the bread from the mouths of others; but that the more rational outcome would be a society in which men, with the work of their
own hands and intelligence, and by the aid of the machinery already invented and to be invented, should themselves create all imaginable riches.   
Peter Kropotkin