New York City & May Day

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. May Day on May 1 is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. 5.0/5

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OBAMA:     After high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend Occidental College. In February 1981, Obama made his first public speech, calling for Occidental to participate in the disinvestment from South Africa in response to that nation's policy of apartheid.[26] In mid-1981, Obama traveled to Indonesia to visit his mother and half-sister Maya, and visited the families of college friends in Pakistan and India for three weeks.[26] Later in 1981, he transferred as a junior to Columbia College, Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialty in international relations[27] and lived off-campus on West 109th Street.[28] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 and worked for a year at the Business International Corporation,[29] then at the New York Public Interest Research Group.[30][31] In 1985, Obama was among the leaders of May Day efforts to bring attention to the New York City Subway system, which was in a bad condition at the time. Obama ...
Please join us for the 3rd annual May Day Free University in New York City! Free University 12pm - 3pm: Free University @ Madison Square Park
The transcription of Pete Seeger's testimony before the HUAC shows his personality so well. He refused to take the 5th, and sidestepped each question by reminding the committee about the innate Americanness of inclusivity. At times he seems to be playing with the chairman: MR. TAVENNER: I hand you a photograph which was taken of the May Day parade in New York City in 1952, which shows the front rank of a group of individuals, and one is in a uniform with military cap and insignia, and carrying a placard entitled CENSORED. Will you examine it please and state whether or not that is a photograph of you? (A document was handed to the witness.) MR. SEEGER: It is like Jesus Christ when asked by Pontius Pilate, "Are you king of the Jews?" CHAIRMAN WALTER: Stop that. Ultimately, he was sentenced to a year in prison. He'd spend 7 years fighting the charge, and wouldn't serve a day in prison.
Labor Day 1. International: Celebrated around the world as the beginning of summer, in comemeration of the Haymarket Massacre, on the first of May. For information on this holiday, see the entry for: May Day . 2. United States: Celebrated in the United States as the end of summer, on the first Monday of September. Origins of U.S. Labour Day: In 1882, Peter J. McGuire of the Brotherhood of Carpenters, and Matthew Maguire of the International Association of Machinists, make a proposal to the Central Labor Union of New York that a celebration be held to honor the working class. Thier suggestion comes just five years after the Battle of the Viaduct in Chicago – where U.S. troops suppressed a strike with a hail of bullets killing 30 workers. In New York, the Central Labor Union agrees to thier proposals, and on September 5, 1882, 30,000 union workers march through New York City making for the first Labor Day demonstrations. By 1885, other labor unions in the major industrial centers throughout Unit ...
Noam Chomsky talks about hope rising from occupy. (photo: Daniel Simpson) Source: TomDispatch 08 May 12 f you had followed May Day protests in New York City in the mainstream media, you might hard...
Occupy Wall Street isn't wasting any time post- Spring Awakening and May Day. It is geared up for a full week of actions addressing different issues each day from May 10 to May 15. It is clear that Occupy is working very hard not to lose its spring momentum. The week of action, which has the theme "Another City is Possible, Another World is Possible," arose to combat the ongoing budget cuts in New York City. With the 2013 city budget having come out the first week of May, the week of action is timely, focusing on austerity and measures directly relate to the struggles of the 99 percent. In addition, the week will be punctuated by two global days of action, on May 12 and 15, to tie the local actions into a broader international context.
Yesterday was May Day, a day of protest, direct action, and General Strike organized by Occupy Wall Street, labor, and immigration rights groups throughout New York City and internationally. It was the largest gathering of Occupy supporters since the November 17th Internat …
From "Nation of Change" "An army of guitarists and musicians, the Guitarmy, led protesters in song during their May Day march from Bryant Park to Union Square in New York City." Glad they made the distinction. Just pushing back after all the banjo jokes.
Labor, Immigrants, Community Organizations and Occupy Wall Street unite for a historic May Day in New York City. Organized by: * Alliance for Labor Rights, I...
May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Tom Morello, guitarist for rock band Rage Against the Machine, speaks at New York City's Union Square about his participation in the Occupy Wall Street "May Day" demonstrations. (Source: Bloomberg)
Occupy Wall Street held a "General Strike" to commemorate May Day in New York City. Led by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, the "Guitarmy" of ...
New York City police clash with Occupy Wall Street protesters, making multiple arrests throughout the day as marchers take part in a "Day of Action" to coincide with May Day marches around the world.
UPDATE from GBTV: May Day protests in New York City – Glenn Beck via
May Day, May 1st General Strike turnout in New York City. Change is upon us.
I celebrated May day running around the city with the banner in support of the Guatemalan victims of non-consensual U.S medical experiments. I was at the Stop and Frisk trial in Manhattan Criminal Court with Princeton Professor Cornell West, and spoke to him about the Guatemalan experiments and Ireland. I then went to Union Square for May Day celebrations with my fellow Veterans For Peace brothers. Hundreds of photos were taken of the banner. I ran into a Spanish television crew who are interested in covering the issue. I was approached by a friend of the Wellesley College professor who discovered the Guatemalan file on the experiments - they took pictures and took a flier to give to her. I also had a remarkable conversation with a woman who said she was a friend of Dr. Cutler who carried out the experiments she told me that he never mentioned the experiments to anyone, and she was amazed to learn about them. Just another day in New York City.
May Day action in New York City heats up as protesters and cops clash. The Gothamist reports: At least six people were arrested after hundreds of protesters streamed through the streets of Chinatown, SoHo, and eventually the West Village in a march that began with several violent arrests at Sarah...
New York — Dozens of Occupy Wall Street activists spread out to protest at banks and other New York City businesses today to mark International Workers Day, or May Day.
Occupy is back and meeting at the Andy Warhol Statue in Union Square. I think that's a fun idea. from *ALL New York City Area General Assemblies will converge on May Day in Union Square at 5:00pm at the Andy Warhol Statue (17th and Broadway) for a impromptu General Assembly, and march together to Wall Street at 5:30PM.
These *** need jobs. The Occupy Wall Street movement vows to create “the biggest shutdown” of New York City on Tuesday, along with disturbances in cities across the country to mark International Workers’ Day, May 1. One movement website, Strikeisaverb.net, threatens that “autonomous direct action groups within Occupy Wall Street, as part of the global mobilizations for General Strike and economic noncompliance, will block one or more Manhattan-bound bridges or tunnels to protest the shameful opulence of the 1%.” It goes on to state: “This May 1, we will create the biggest shutdown the city of New York has ever seen. The city will be shut down, so enjoy the day without the 99%!” Occupy groups have been protesting economic disparity between the wealthy “1%” and the other “99%” of America. The movement will join scores of labor organizations observing May Day, Bloomberg News reports. Demonstrators plan to march from Union Square to Lower Manhattan, and to occupy Bryant Park across th ...
The Free University is a collective educational experiment that will be held on 1 May 2012, from 10am-3pm at Madison Square Park in New York City. In solidarity with the May Day General Strike, the Free University offers a public space for the 99% ...
In anticipation of May Day demonstrations, Occupy Wall Street is vowing to pull out all the stops with the “biggest shut down“ New York City has ”ever seen.” Likewise, Occupy Oakland is also gearing up to shut down all travel in the San Francisco Bay area. That is quite a build-up. (Related: Bunny-S...
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