Red Flags and Labor Day

The Red Flag is, among other things, a traditional symbol of workers’ power, dating back at least to the Merthyr Rising of 1831 when Welsh rioters used calf’s blood to stain their flag red. In the United States, however, you won’t see many red flags on Labor Day. Judging from photographs online, flag flying on Labor […]

Billy Talent: Red Flag

Happy May Day! Billy Talent – Red Flag (2006).  Director: Floria Sigismondi. [Chorus:] Cast off the crutch that kills the pain The red flag waving never meant the same The kids of tomorrow don’t need today When they live in the sins of yesterday [Repeat chorus] Well I’ve never seen us act like this Our […]

Flags of the Vietnam War

On this 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, here is a look at some of its flags. The flag of Vietnam, a large yellow star on a field of red, has a simple, bold design.  Designed in 1940 for an uprising against French colonial rule, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed it the flag of the […]