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May Day (< m’aidez)

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam, 1932), by  Charles C. Ebbets (1905-1978), is a photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City, United States.

 

 

 

«An, above all, no animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal.»

 

 

George Orwell (1903-1959), Animal Farm (1945). London: Penguin Books, 1985, pp. 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For that day we all must labour

People take part during a rally of Catalan separatist organizations to demonstrate in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan leaders and call for self-determination rights in Barcelona

 

 

Old Major cleared his throat and began to sing. As he had said, his voice was hoarse, but he sang well enough, and it was a stirring tune, something between ‘Clementine’ and ‘La Cucaracha’. The words ran:

Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time.

Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o’erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.

Rings shall vanish from our noses,
And the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever,
Cruel whips no more shall crack.

Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover, beans, and mangel-wurzels
Shall be ours upon that day.

Bright will shine the fields of England
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free.

For that day we all must labour,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys,
All must toil for freedom’s sake.

Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well and spread my tidings
Of the golden future time.

 

 

George Orwell (1903-1959), Animal Farm (1945). London: Penguin Books, 1985, pp. 12-13.