“For air to breathe and water to drink,
And no more poison from the kitchen sink.
For land that’s green and life that’s saved
And less and less of the earth that’s paved.

No more women who are less than free,
Or men who cannot learn to see
Their power steals their humanity
And makes us all less than we can be.

For teachers who learn and students who teach
And schools that are kept beyond the reach
Of provosts and deans and chancellors and such
And Xerox and Kodak and Shell, Royal Dutch.”

On May Day 1980 the Green and Red themes were combined when a former Buick auto-maker from Detroit, one “Mr. Toad,” sat at a picnic table and penned these lines.  Find the full verse and more in “The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day” by Peter Linebaugh at http://libcom.org/history/incomplete-true-authentic-wonderful-history-may-day-peter-linebaugh

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