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May Day Workers Assembly gathers at Wade Oval to make voices heard

CLEVELAND (WJW) — May 1 is International Labor Day, and workers are marching all around the world to make sure their voices are heard, including right here in Cleveland. The Northeast Ohio Worker Center, along with other groups, hosted the May Day Workers Assembly on Wade Oval today on Cleveland’s east side.
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Live Blog: May Day in the Bay Area

Saturday is May Day, a day centered around workers' rights which is also known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day in most countries. In the Bay Area, several rallies are expected in different parts of the region including Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. Below is a look at...
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OPINION: Reclaiming the History of May Day

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May Day protesters demand more job protections amid pandemic

PARIS -- Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous — and at times violent — May Day marches on Saturday, demanding more labor protections amid a pandemic that has turned economies and workplaces upside down.
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Arrests in Paris as thousands join May Day protests across France

Hooded, black-clad demonstrators clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as thousands of people joined traditional May Day protests across France to demand social and economic justice and voice their opposition to government plans to change unemployment benefits. Police made 46 arrests in the capital, where garbage bins were set...
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May Day 1971 Was a Day Against War

Fifty years ago this month, I watched 1,200 of my fellow antiwar demonstrators get carted off to jail for simply sitting on the back steps of the Capitol and listening to speeches from two House members. That bust was the last gasp of three days of mass protest activity in...
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Pandemic and economic crisis dampen May Day in Cuba

For a second consecutive year Communist-run Cuba canceled its emblematic May Day march though Havana's Plaza de la Revolution Square on Saturday as it battles a surge in COVID-19 cases and a scarcity of basic goods. Across the island, small groups of dignitaries gathered at abandoned squares that would usually...
San Francisco, CANBC Bay Area

Live Blog: May Day Rallies Throughout the Bay Area

Saturday is May Day, a day centered around workers' rights which is also known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day in most countries. In the Bay Area, several rallies are expected in different parts of the region including Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. Below is a look at...
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Workers protest Indonesia's labor law in May Day rallies

JAKARTA – Workers in Indonesia marked international labor day on Saturday with significantly less-attended marches due to coronavirus restrictions, but thousands still vented their anger at a new law they say harms their rights and welfare. About 50,000 workers from 3,000 companies and factories were expected to take part in...
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May Day Festival and March happening at Acacia Park Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- May 1st, also known as May Day is International Workers Day. According to a May Day Festival and March event page on Facebook, "The day has its roots in the struggle for an 8 hour work-day. But for many years the US government and capitalist class has tried to obscure the history of class struggle that the day represents. They have declared the day “Law Day” and “Loyalty Day” in an effort to erase the true history."
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