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Guest Editorial: Seattle’s Sweeps Policies Ignore Sex Workers

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Smitty Buckler Sex Workers rally at Westlake Plaza on International Sex Workers Day 2016. Alex Garland In October 2016 in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in Seattle, was cleared out and people were forced to leave. The city told some of those who left the Jungle they could safely stay in another encampment nearby. Show More Summary

The Dirty Red Secrets of May

American leftists celebrated the venerable Communist holiday of May Day in the traditional fashion. Portland grad students, who have never worked a day in their lives, marked International Workers Day by smashing the windows of local businesses. There’s a long proud tradition of the revolutions of the working class being led by rich leftists like […]

Working People Rally on May Day for Workplace Rights and Solidarity

Working People Rally on May Day for Workplace Rights and Solidarity Metro DC Labor Council On May 1, International Workers' Day, rallies, protests and demonstrations were held across the globe in celebration of working people and their continued fight for rights in the the workplace. Show More Summary

3 Surprising, Myth-Busting Truths About Immigration

Today, on International WorkersDay, when thousands of immigrants and workers across the nation are marching to make their voices heard, I’ve been reflecting back on my own immigrant experience. I left Cuba as a girl of 11. I arrived in New Orleans, the only one in my public school class who couldn’t speak English. Show More Summary

Immigrant Workers Lead Thousands in NYC May Day Protests: “Without Our Labor, the City Cannot Move”

[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2017-0502-1.mp3"] Around the world, millions of workers took to the streets Monday for May Day, also known as International WorkersDay. In the... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Tuesday News: 2017, year of the march

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

MAY-DAY MARCHES IN US MAINLY ANTI-TRUMP IN NATURE: May 1 is International Workers' Day and protesters from the Philippines to Paris celebrated by demanding better working conditions. But the widespread protests in the United States were aimed directly at the new president. Show More Summary

Anger at Trump fuels May Day rallies across the US

Arrests and clashes take place in several US cities as tens of thousands rally for International Workers' Day.

Here's how May Day rallies unfolded around the world

May Day rallies and marches were held worldwide on May 1, 2017. Some of the demonstrations, which are also celebrated under the International Workers' Day banner, reflected cultural traditions, and many others were a rallying cry for...Show More Summary

From France to Indonesia, Marking May Day With Protests

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Also known as International WorkersDay, it is an occasion for political demonstrations in much of the world.

May Day protest: ‘I support immigrants. But closing businesses is really tough.’

In the heart of Washington’s Latino community, signs marking International Workers Day can be misleading.

Photos: Thousands Of Chicagoans & One Horned Trump Effigy Celebrate May Day

Thousands of Chicagoans around the city geared up for a day of marching Monday in honor of May Day, also known as International Workers' Day. [ more › ]

Donald Trump’s Loyalty Day Fights Communist May Day 2017: How Trump’s Nationalism Opposes Obama’s Globalism

President Donald Trump shocked many Americans on Friday when he declared May 1, 2017 to be Loyalty Day. Some Twitter users who had only known May 1 to be May Day, also known as International Workers Day, speculated that President Trump...Show More Summary

Many Bay Area Restaurants Recognize A 'Day Without Immigrants' By Closing Today

The list is growing of Bay Area businesses, in particular restaurants, that are staying closed today in recognition of International Workers' Day (May Day). [ more › ]

International Workers' Day: Profitable Work Will Be Automated, The Rest Will Be Left To Us

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Everyone wants an abundance of "good paying" jobs, but employers can only afford to pay employees if the work being done is profitable. What's abundant and what's scarce? The question matters because as economist Michael Spence (among others) has noted, value and profits flow to what's scarce. Show More Summary

Watercooler 5/1/2017 Open Thread: May Day

The first day of the fifth month of the year. The day when all the good little Marxists around the world join together in an international show of unity to rage against the machine of free market capitalism. Industrial Workers of the...Show More Summary

This May Day, think of not just flowers, but of how Oregon’s economy can do better for its workers

May Day, for some Americans, is a celebration of spring’s arrival, replete with bright flowers and maypoles. But for many around the world, May 1st is International Worker’s Day. It commemorates the deaths of protestors fighting forShow More Summary

May Day rallies for Muslim women's labour rights

On International Workers' Day, marchers in Sweden take to streets to back Muslim women's right to wear hijabs at work.

This May Day, Don't Forget Billions Of People Who Work Without Pay

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

On May 1, people around the world celebrate May Day, or International WorkersDay, in honor of labor rights. Outside the United States and Canada, many take the day off work. In the U.S. this year, thousands are taking to the streets...Show More Summary

On May Day, workers of the world unite - and protest

LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans took to the streets on Monday, celebrating the international workers' holiday of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations, which in France turned violent as protesters threw petrol bombs at police.

May Day Is A Day To Be Glad Weekends Exist

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? May 1 is a day to celebrate the start of spring and the freedom for working people to do what they want on nights and weekends. May Day has long been known as International WorkersDay because of something that happened...Show More Summary

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