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May Day Protests

Powerful Scenes As May Day Unites Protesters Around The World

AP | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) -- Left-wing groups and trade unions are staging rallies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia on Friday to mark International Workers D...

Protesters Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested During Seattle May Day March

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Police fired pepper spray and arrested a half dozen people Thursday night as anti-capitalist marchers meandered through Seattle, hour...

Violent Clashes Between Riot Police And Protesters Mark May Day In Istanbul

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

* Central Istanbul square under security lockdown * Protesters throw fireworks and fire bombs on fringes * Police use te...

Police Admit Breaking Laws

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its ...

White Student Union Protester: 'I Got Urine Thrown On Me'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

A group that calls itself a White Student Union clashed with protesters in Washington, D.C. during May Day demonstrations. Matthew Heimbach, presid...

LOOK: May Day Demonstrations Across The U.S. And Latin America

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Tens of thousands of people hit the streets in more than 100 cities across the United States on Wednesday in May Day demonstrations calling for im...

WATCH: Thousands Pack Chicago Streets In Call To End Deportations

Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

Thousands of demonstrators poured into Chicago's streets on Wednesday -- May Day -- as part of a nationwide call for comprehensive immigration reform,...

'Fuera Obama!': President Targeted In May Day Protest

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Cities around the world were flooded Wednesday with May Day protesters voicing demands for fair pay and better working conditions -- but one protest i...

Rallies Across The United States

The Los Angeles Times | Cindy Chang and Marisa Gerber | Posted 05.02.2013 | Latino Voices

May Day protesters marched down streets across the country Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 milli...

Activists: Hey Congress! 'Stop Talking, And Start Acting'

AP | LAUREN GAMBINO | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S....

On May 1, What Is Right for Immigrants Is Right for Working People

Joyce Shaw | Posted 07.01.2013 | Miami
Joyce Shaw

No one should have to be afraid at work. No one should be afraid to stand up. Not the people who are born here that go to work to support their families or the ones that come here seeking a better life for their families.

Eyewitness Istanbul May Day: Tear Gas Not Tourism

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Barry Yourgrau

The ruling-party governor of Istanbul banned May Day demonstrations today at central Taksim Square, the traditional and recently revived site of May Day gatherings.

PHOTOS: Low-Paid Workers Rally On May Day

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of low-paid workers are rallying in the streets on May Day to demand better pay and improved working conditions a...

May Day Protests In Bangladesh Kick Off With Angry Scenes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Bangladeshi protesters enraged by a deadly factory collapse led rallies across Asia against low wages and poor working conditions on Wednesday, kickin...

LOOK: Thousands Rally Against European Austerity In May Day Protests

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

By Clare Kane MADRID, May 1 (Reuters) - Workers hit by lower living standards and record high unemployment staged May Day protests a...

Is Occupy Successfully Answering the May Day Call for Help?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Now in its second year of existence and approaching the second "May Day" celebration in which it has participated, Occupy Wall Street has both toned down and ramped up its rhetoric and goals.

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

Beyond May Day

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

May Day, the Occupy movement and the 99 percent narrative have raised the voices of low-wage workers in this city who have joined together under the banner "Organize, Legalize, and Unionize."

OWS and the Class Struggle Revised

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

OWS takes the traditional Marxist notion of class, simplifies it and inflates it into two cartoons -- the 99 percent and the 1 percent. In the process, it manages to ignore about 150 years of Marxist discussion and debate.

Occupy a Wing of the Democratic Party

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Often, change does come more quickly from the inside rather than the outside. Become an alternative to the Tea Party. And then, once that happens, occupy the majority in Congress.

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.

WATCH: May Day Protesters Throw Bricks And Pipes At Police Officers

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to di...

Hawaiian Student Hasn't Missed A Day Of School In 13 Years!

Posted 09.14.2012 | Teen

Going to high school in a beautiful location might make it difficult to choose class and studying over a day at the beach. But one Hawaiian student wi...

May Day Protests Show Weak Immigration Movement

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices

ATLANTA -- While a black preacher told 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Mor...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out For May Day Protests | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

UPDATE: The May Day protests escalated in Oakland throughout the night, leading to 23 arrests including one for suspicion of felony assault on a peace...