On 5 May 2014, Members of Red Youth and the Communist Party of Great Britain – Marxist-Leninist assembled in Bexley Square, Salford for Manchester May Day.
Despite a relatively low turnout of around 200 people – and the same tired speeches from ‘trade union officials’ instructing workers to vote Labour – we were able to make our message clear: “Labour, Tory – same old story. Fight all capitalist cuts!”
As in London, communists marched through the streets with party flags and a banner of Comrade Stalin. This generated a mixed reaction from social-democrats and others, but clear interest from the workers. We discussed how the Soviet Union’s achievements were remarkable; the defeat of the Nazis at the hand of the mighty Red Army was one of many.
May Day is our day – the day in which the proletarian of the world should organise under the banner of Marxism-Leninism.
Long live May Day, International Workers Day!