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Write and Learn About Your Rights with Mark Nowak!

International Domestic Workers Day is this weekend! To celebrate, Mark Nowak is hosting two pop-up poetry workshops this weekend in New York City. On Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Queens Museum (with Nanny Van)! Join the NannyVan and NYC domestic worker groups in front of the Queens Museum to [...]

Happy International Whores' Day! Celebrating the Birth of the Sex Worker Rights Movement

2 months agoNews : Reason

Today is "International Whores' Day," a day commemorating the 1975 occupation of the Church of St. Nizierof in Lyon, France, by more than 100 prostitutes. The event is considered to be the birth of the modern sex workers' rights movement.  Here's...Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: William Powhida's Seattle Paintings Made in China

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the artist and Platform Gallery It was record-hot last Thursday in Seattle. Sweaty anticapitalist marches for International Workers' Day clogged big streets. Police guarded the defenseless windows of Niketown. And superheroes in full-body costumes skirmished with cop-loathing anarchists. Show More Summary

‘M’ Is For May And Masturbation Month

The workers of the world can have their International WorkersDay, or Labor Day or whatever, but the month of May belongs to an equally fundamental dignity: masturbation. How did May become masturbation month? Find out on Huffington Post…

Labor Activists Remain in Prison for May Day Gathering

Two leading workers’ rights activists, arrested by security forces in Tehran at an International Labor Day gathering on May 1, 2014, remain in prison.

May Day Protests in Eastern Ukraine Turned into a Violent Separatist Riot

On May 1, International Workers' Day, pro-Russian protesters marched through central Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, calling for a referendum on the region's future. Some were calling for the area to join Russia, while others favored becoming...Show More Summary

May Day 2014

May Day, or International Worker's Day is May 1st and groups worldwide held protests or celebrated the spring festival. Concerns such as better working conditions and ending corruption in the government are voiced on this labor holiday. Show More Summary

Scene: Marching for Justice

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

May Day marchers demand more support for temporary foreign workers and undocumented immigrants. WHERE: From Allan Gardens to Queen’s Park WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 6:15 p.m. WHAT: Ninth Annual May Day March for International WorkersDay and Migrant Justice. Show More Summary

Chicagoans Commemorate May Day 2014

May Day demonstrators march through Chicago's Loop/ Photo by Emily Brosious Hundreds took to Chicago's streets Thursday to commemorate May Day, or International Workers Day, the world's largest labor holiday. Organizers with International Workers of the World (IWW) Chicago...

They sang the Ukrainian national anthem in Moscow on May Day, then this happpened

Today was May Day, the international workers' day. And some brave protesters decided to make a statement.

Protests, rallies mark May Day around the globe

The First of May marks May Day for many countries around the world. The holiday, which also coincides with International WorkersDay, saw many celebrations in countries such as Russia and Brazil. In several others, however, protesters...Show More Summary

May Day links

  (1) The Maypole’s Revolutionary Heritage:  Seems like I’m always reading May Day pieces that carefully distinguish May Day the spring festival with maypoles, etc., from May Day the international workersday, or May Day as labor day vs. Labor … Continue reading ? The post May Day links appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Photo of the Day: When 90 percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in 1975

Happy May Day! Originally sparked by the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when police cracked down on peaceful protestors rallying for an eight-hour work day in Chicago, International WorkersDay has enjoyed a bit of a revival in the last several years. In 2006, activists organized “a day without an immigrant,” and immigrants’ rights actions have been a big focus of [...]

Happy May Day, San Francisco

Happy May Day, comrades, and what a fine May day it is even if the urgent mayday spirit on this International Workers Day doesn’t seem as strong as some recent years past in the Bay Area. While Russia seems to be rediscovering its previous...Show More Summary

What is Loyalty Day? And why on Earth does America celebrate it?

Happy International Workers' Day! Today we celebrate the tradition of working people and unions, without whose blood and sweat we wouldn't have the eight-hour workday, the minimum wage, or most of the social insurance programs that are the hallmarks of a just and civilized world. Show More Summary

Happy May Day, Useful Idiots!

3 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Today is International Workers' Day, where workers across the globe gather together and pretend there's something great about being a worker.

This is how Turkish protesters celebrated May Day

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Protesters in Istanbul defied a government ban and marched in the streets on May Day, determined to mark International Workers' Day, according to media reports. Photos from Istanbul show them being met by security forces with water cannons and tear gas. Show More Summary

This is how Turkish protesters celebrated May Day

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Protesters in Istanbul defied a government ban and marched in the streets on May Day, determined to mark International Workers' Day, according to media reports. Photos from Istanbul show them being met by security forces with water cannons and tear gas. The Progressive Lawyers Association said about 40 people were hospitalized and 160 detained, the […]

Protesters from workers' unions protest during a march to mark the May Day, which is also Internatio

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Protesters from workers' unions protest during a march to mark the May Day, which is also International Workers' Day, in Hong Kong on Thursday. The slogans, from left, read "Less holiday, Long working hours, No compensation." Image via Kin Cheung)/AP. Read more...

May Day: Countries Celebrate With Demonstrations And Protests Around The World

May Day is starting off in a very demonstrative or protesting fashion! On May 1st, people around the world are celebrating the “International Workers Day”, especially in Moscow and Istanbul. In Moscow, 100,000 people, from political parties and NGOs, have marched through Red Square to celebrate May Day. This is the first time the annual

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