Whether or not we are in a decisive historical moment, as Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini argue in an essay on ZNet, politics-as-usual in the United States and around the world is being challenged. Around the world people are marking this with May Day celebrations of International Workers’ Day. There are lots of articles that provide the history of this day, such as this piece in The Guardian. The activities today are a reminder, as Noam Chomsky puts it: “If you’re a serious revolutionary, then you are not looking for an autocratic revolution, but a popular one which will move towards freedom and democracy.”

Here’s what is happening in Austin to mark the day.