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May Day Protests for Justice

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May Day Protests for Justice


May 1 is labor's day everywhere but US and Canada.

by Stephen Lendman

Annually on May 1 in dozens of countries worldwide, labor commemorates International Workers Day. It's now called May Day.

Since the 1880s in America and Canada, Labor Day is a national holiday on the first Monday in September. It once had meaning. It no longer does.

Years of organizing, taking to the streets, going on strike, holding boycotts, battling police and National Guard forces, as well as paying with blood and lives won real gains. Now they're lost. 

Bargaining collectively with management on equal terms no longer exists. Grassroots energy waned. Corrupted union bosses and politicians sold out to management for personal gain. Global activism wants lost rights restored. So do Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists. 

Direct Action striking on May Day was urged. Boycott work, school, shopping and banking. Take to the streets in protest. OWS issued the following statement:

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