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How the United States Whitewashes May Day

Paul Hogarth | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Unless you were a red-diaper baby, Americans don't grow up learning about May Day. May Day is celebrated in almost every country in the world, except the United States. For years, the United States has intentionally whitewashed May Day from our culture and our consciousness.

Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty, and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.