May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

The island remains a stomping ground for U.S. corporations and the U.S. Armed Forces, which maintain significant military infrastructure across the island. Meanwhile, the over 3 million citizens on the island are denied their basic rights to self-determination.

Police detain a protester after a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2018. (AP/Carlos Giusti)

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- Puerto Rico’s capital was the site of massive scenes of brutal repression as police clamped down on an International Workers Day march using overwhelming violent force, scattering thousands of protesters who gathered to resist austerity measures and anti-worker attacks on the people of the U.S colonial territory. Despite

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The US Is One of the Only Countries That Doesn’t Recognize International Workers’ Day

It’s not a coincidence that while most Americans are struggling, just three individuals—Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett—together own as much wealth as half of the country combined.

Protesters march on Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Workers and activists marked May Day with rallies around the world to demand their government address labor issues. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

Most of the world recognizes May 1—May Day—as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last December, Fight for $15 organizer Terrence Wise recalled “going to bed at night, ignoring my own stomach’s rumbling, but having to hear my three little

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Photo Essay: May Day Rallies Fill Streets Around The World

Workers around the world marked May Day with protests and demonstrations for better pay and working conditions.

A protesters chant slogans during a May day protest in Ankara, Turkey , Monday, May 1, 2017. Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions Monday.

Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers in Spain deplored the country's 19 percent jobless

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May Day Protests Staged Around The World; Turkey Square Blocked

International Workers Day originates in the United States. American unions first called for the introduction of an eight-hour working day in the second half of the 19th century.

Members of the Federation of Korean Trade Unions shout slogans during a May Day rally near the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 1, 2015.

Members of the Federation of Korean Trade Unions shout slogans during a May Day rally near the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 1, 2015. BERLIN  — Left-wing groups and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events were peaceful protests for workers' rights and

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‘¡La Lucha Es Constante!’ — Dream Act Passes Minnesota Senate

Thousands nationwide took to the streets on May Day — which is also International Workers’ Day — to demand immigration reform.

[soundcloud id='90480014'] May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, marked 127 years of labor uprisings and union activism, and millions across the world gathered to demand better wages, benefits and working conditions. Some marches were marked by violent clashes with the police, including in Istanbul, Turkey where police fired tear

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Police Disperse May Day Protest In Seattle; 17 Arrested

Officers used pepper spray and flash bang grenades, reportedly a response to rocks and bottles thrown by protesters.

SEATTLE — Police used "flash bangs" and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence erupted during May Day in Seattle. Several dozen protesters, many using bandanas to cover their faces, began clashing with police in downtownSeattle hours after a peaceful immigrant-rights march

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