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Why the Real Labor Day Is May 1

Tracing Labor Day’s conservative roots, we’re reminded that the holiday was established in 1894, by President Grover Cleveland “as a way to de-escalate class tension following the Pullman Strike, during which as many as ninety workers were gunned down by thousands of US Marshals serving at the pleasure of railway tycoon George Pullman, one of the time’s most hated industrial barons.”

Video> “Occupy Everywhere”: May Day Special Show on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests. 1 of 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wTyQF3dgeU&w=560&h=315]Published on May 1, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - As Occupy Wall Street plans nationwide protests marking International Workers Day, or May Day, we discuss the movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Chris Hedges; Amin Husain, editor of Tidal Magazine and a key facilitator of the Occupy movement; Marina Sitrin, author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in More

Video> “Occupy Everywhere”: May Day Special Show on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests. 1 of 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wTyQF3dgeU&w=560&h=315]Published on May 1, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - As Occupy Wall Street plans nationwide protests marking International Workers Day, or May Day, we discuss the movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Chris Hedges; Amin Husain, editor of Tidal Magazine and a key facilitator of the Occupy movement; Marina Sitrin, author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in More

Video> Labor Beat: Chicago City Hall Press Conference Against NATO/G8 Ordinance & “Sit Down and Shut Up” ordinances passed in Chicago City Council

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYQfJcRNwqM&w=420&h=315] Uploaded by MiloWolf on Jan 17, 2012 An impressive coalition of organizations -- unions, anti-war, human rights, churches and neighborhood groups -- held a press conference today (Jan. 17, 2012) at Chicago's City Hall. They were protesting the proposed new ordinances against demonstrations targeting the upcoming spring NATO/G8 meetings here, but now possibly to become permanent More

Working on the Chain Gang: Prison Labor in 21st Century U.S> Suzan Koch

Working on the Chain Gang: Prison Labor in 21st Century U.S. Suzan Koch  WAMM Newsletter The true purpose of the burgeoning penal system is now well-documented—it is the exploitation of inmate labor for the profit of private corporations, which include weapons manufacturers among other industries. “Prison” by MW Private prison lobbies, legislative laws, the judiciary, More

Video: Howard Zinn, on people’s labor history

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7oGeyUNZg8&w=560&h=345] http://www.pbs.org/historydetectives One of the many wise and knowledgeable people who have lead the HISTORY DETECTIVES through its investigations over the years was Dr. Howard Zinn. Dr. Zinn passed away this January. In his memory, we'd like to share this extended interview where he tells the rending story of the Bread and Roses strike in More

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