May Day

May 082014

By Kathy Durkin,, May 7, 2014 May Day — International Workers’ Day — was commemorated across the country with calls for workers’ rights, a $15 minimum wage and full rights for all undocumented immigrants. Some 250 activists, students and workers marched through Center City Philadelphia under the banner, “Unite to Fight the 1%.” The […]

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May 082014
 Voices of oppressed ring out in New York’s Union Square

By Deirdre Griswold,, May 7, 2014 Union Square, New York City — Since a migrant upsurge in 2006 revived May Day in the United States, Union Square in this city has attracted those most unequivocally in defense of worker and immigrant rights — who call not merely for immigration reform but for legalization of […]

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May 082014
Detroit May Day: ‘Make the banks pay!’

By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 7, 2014 May Day in Detroit focused around the ongoing struggle against emergency management, the forced city bankruptcy and the role of the banks in the economic crisis. A coalition of 35 organizations, including the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, the local chapter of National Action Network, the Rosa […]

May 042014

This segment of Let it Rip includes comments from several participants of the 2014 May Day Rally and March at Hart Plaza, Detroit Fox 2 News Headlines

May 042014
MAY DAY Marchers block Detroit streets

by Diane Bukowski, Voice of Detroit, May 2, 2014 Marchers blockade Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit May Day, 2014.  Marchers demand no sell-out by unions, pension systems in secret talks By Diane Bukowski  May 2, 2014  DETROIT – As “retiree groups” allegedly began caving in to a Detroit bankruptcy deal, thousands of marchers, largely city […]

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May 022014

May Day protesters chant ‘Show Orr the door’ during march in Detroit, Detroit Free Press, May 2, 2014 May Day Protest: ‘We Won’t Rest Until We Kick Gov. Snyder’s Ass’ Out of Detroit, Deadline Detroit, May 1, 2014 May Day Demonstration in Detroit Targets Banks, Emergency Management, Pan-African News Wire, May 2, 2014 – […]

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