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May Day 1971 Was a Day Against War

Steve Early Jacobin
Fifty years ago today, on May Day 1971, thousands of antiwar protesters descended on Washington, DC, to protest the Vietnam War. The ensuing three days of disruptive actions directly confronted the Nixon administration — and resulted in the largest

Earth Day to May Day Point to a New America

Ben Manski and Peter Knowlton Common Dreams
"By 2030 we will be on our way to a global economy that provides a good life for all on a living planet," states the Declaration of the 2020's. "Or we will be on an irreversible path to global misery through ecological collapse."

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On Workers Memorial Day and International Workers Day

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez Workday Minnesota
Frontline workers in the service sector remain forgotten and treated as disposable. "No matter how much we flatten the curve these workers are most at risk.“

Tidbits - Apr.30, 2020 - Reader Comments: May Day Actions, Celebrations; Toll on Healthcare, All Essential Workers; Meat Plants; Back-to-Work and Death; Cuomo Power Grab; Cuban Healthcare Workers; Unequal Burden of Covid-19; Earth Day @50; announcements

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Reader Comments: May Day Actions, Celebrations; Toll on Healthcare and All Essential Workers; Trump and Meat Plants; Back-to-Work and Death; Cuomo Power Grab; Cuban Healthcare Workers; Unequal Burden of Covid-19; Earth Day @50; lots of announcements

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May Day statement from industriALL

Valter Sanches industriALL Global Union
Coronavirus has created a unique May Day: for the first time in 130 years, workers of the world will not take to the streets. Physical distancing, however, doesn’t mean that we are far away from each other: we should stay together in solidarity.
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