Today in Cold War history: the Taksim Square massacre (1977)

Today is, of course, May Day, whose origins go back to pre-Christian European cultures, but for much of the world it’s also International Workers’ Day and, in some countries, Labor Day. Ironically, for a date chosen to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago, May 1 is not the official labor holiday in the United States. America celebrates… Continue reading Today in Cold War history: the Taksim Square massacre (1977)

Today in Cold War history: the Taksim Square massacre (1977)

Today is, of course, May Day, whose origins go back to pre-Christian European cultures, but for much of the world it’s also International Workers’ Day and, in some countries, Labor Day. Ironically, for a date chosen to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago, May 1 is not the official labor holiday in the United States. America celebrates… Continue reading Today in Cold War history: the Taksim Square massacre (1977)