Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ On Austerity Protesters In Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the [...]

Workers, Activists Mark May Day with Defiant Rallies

By Staff, Thenationalherald.com -

Thousands of Greeks are marching through central Athens in at least three separate May Day demonstrations. Museums were also shut while ferries remain were tied up in port and public transport [...]

Re-Centering Anti-War And Anti-Imperialism As Working Class Issues

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

Today is the day that the multi-national, multi-racial working classes express solidarity with all those who labor, who have nothing but their labor power to sell in order to eke out a living for [...]

May Day: An American History Coverup

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

60 years ago, President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1st Law Day. According to the American Bar Association, it was to be “a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law.” Even compared to [...]

‘May Day’ Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an [...]

May Day: Know Your History & Why May 1st Matters

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Be it Fight for 15, teacher strikes, tree-sits in the path of pipelines, outcries against police brutality or the #metoo movement, it's clear that tensions are high and the gaping chasms between [...]

Bring Back May Day

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last [...]

Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign

By Samantha Winslow, www.labornotes.org -

By Samantha Winslow for Labor Notes - Teachers and their unions turned out for May Day this year in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Oakland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Seattle. They held [...]

Violent Clashes Break Out At May Day March In Paris

By Ross Domoney, www.roarmag.org -

By Ross Domoney for ROAR Magazine - Heavy clashes erupt at May Day demonstrations in Paris ahead of a historic election that will see the neoliberal Macron square off against the neo-fascist Le Pen.

Here To Stay: Immigrant Workers Demand Justice, Respect On May Day

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Anne Meador and John Zangas for DC Media Group - Thousands of people marched in the streets of Washington, DC to celebrate May Day, the holiday often known as International Workers’ Day, with [...]

Over 100 Thousand Join “Day Without Immigrants” Strike

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Cosecha. Immigrant workers in over 30 states across the country joined a national strike billed as a “Day Without Immigrants” today to demonstrate that the country depends on the [...]

May Day In The Hood

By John Reimann, www.thenorthstar.info -

By John Reimann for North Star - So, I was walking down the street in my neighborhood, posting these leaflets (English and Spanish) for a May Day event in the neighborhood park. Got my backpack [...]

Call For Global Unity On May Day

By James E. Rabbitt, III, www.popularresistance.org -

By James E. Rabbitt, III. This May Day (Monday, May 1, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid [...]

50 Clergy, Students & Allies Sit-In At Detention Center

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff of Cosecha. The sit in a the South Bay detention center in Boston comes in response to the detention of three immigrant rights activists from Justicia Migrante in Burlington, VT: Jose [...]

Make May Day A Day Of Resistance

By Staff, www.socialistworker.org -

By Staff of Socialist Worker - HERE IN Seattle, the favored topic of small talk has shifted from the clouds and rain to the president and his incompetence. Students at my high school have formed [...]

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