May 5th: Birth, death, and taking the fight to capital

In the French Revolutionary Calendar, May 5, 2019 is Sextidi 16 Floréal, the 226th day of year 227 of the revolutionary era.

Today we celebrate the 49th day of the Paris Commune. (1871)
101 years ago today was the 227th day of the Russian Revolution.
100 years ago today was the 182nd day of the German Revolution that took place between 1918 and 1923.

“We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.”           —Fred Hampton

Karl Marx

Born in Trier, Germany, May 5, 1818

Bobby Sands

Murdered by British Capital, Long Kesh, Ireland, May 5, 1981

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