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  • Russia stages first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet days

    05/01/2014 9:03:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/2014 | Nigel Stephenson
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow's Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era on Thursday, with workers holding banners proclaiming support for President Vladimir Putin after the seizure of territory from neighboring Ukraine. Thousands of trade unionists marched with Russian flags and flags of Putin's ruling United Russia party onto the giant square beneath the Kremlin walls, past the red granite mausoleum of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin. Many banners displayed traditional slogans for the annual workers' holiday, like: "Peace, Labour, May". But others were more directly political, alluding to the...
  • May Day rally held in downtown Los Angeles

    05/01/2014 9:36:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | May 1, 2914
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Thousands of people arrived in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday for the annual May Day marches supporting immigrant rights. This year's march is themed, "Keeping families together," emphasizing the goal of ending deportations that split parents from their children. Other issues brought forward included increasing the federal minimum wage and immigrant worker rights. "It's the day that we remind the American public and the government that there's a great debt to our community," said Angelica Salas, executive director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "We work hard in every single industry, yet we...
  • May Day Marches To Take Place Downtown [Los Angeles]

    05/01/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 1, 2014 5:50 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Annual May Day marches are scheduled to take place Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. The demonstrations are a show of support for immigrants who aren’t in the United States legally. Marchers plan to urge Congress to pass legislation overhauling the immigration system by putting an end to deportations that divide families. The event typically causes a major traffic tie-up throughout downtown. The march itself will begin at 10 a.m. starting at the Chinatown Gateway, winding through the downtown area and ending at the Metropolitan Detention Center at 535 N. Alameda St., where a rally will be...
  • Over 100,000 people taking part in May Day unions demonstration in central Moscow

    05/01/2014 12:41:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 05/01/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, May 01. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 100 thousand people are taking part in the May Day demonstration of trade unions in the centre of Moscow, the press service of the city’s main interior department reports. “The festive procession of trade unions from Vasilyevsky Spusk down Tverskaya Street has begun in the Russian capital,” the police department said. Who is taking part The column of the procession participants is led by Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR) Mikhail Shnakov, head of the Moscow Trade Union Federation Sergei Chernov. Young people and students...
  • Russia to revive May Day workers parade on Red Square

    04/30/2014 7:53:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | April 30, 2014
    Russian workers will parade on Red Square on May 1 for the first time since 1991, organisers said on Tuesday, the latest Soviet tradition to be revived as a wave of patriotism sweeps the country. "Crimea has returned to Russia and the trade unions are returning to the Red Square!" said Sergei Chernov, president of Moscow's trade union federation told a news conference. International Workers Day, or May Day, was a key date in the Soviet calendar, instituted after the Bolshevik Revolution. The celebrations became increasingly elaborate in the later years of the USSR, with party bosses presiding over ranks...
  • Why Do Germans Celebrate April 30th?

    04/30/2014 4:31:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    tHE lOCAL ^ | 4/30/14
    Germans will find any reason to celebrate, so before the anarchy on May 1st can begin, they like to bid the evil spirits of winter goodbye by dressing up as witches and warlocks and dance around bonfires. Walpurgisnacht, the night from April 30th to May 1st takes its name from Saint Walburga, a Catholic Saint, whose feast day is celebrated on May 1st. She was was known as the protector against sorcery and witchcraft. Traditionally, it is the night when witches would gather together on the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz mountain range in central Germany, and celebrate...
  • The Marxists of May (Open Borders Activists and Communists in Union Square)

    05/04/2013 10:06:44 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 4, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    One of the perennial problems faced by the left is the inclination to either devolve into myopic, sectarian bands, or to remain so diffuse and broad in its appeal that it doesn’t accomplish much of anything. The latter tendency can be seen in the evolution of movements like Occupy Wall Street, which never quite formulated a cogent agenda, despite rendering aid to distressed victims of Hurricane Sandy this past year. Although, even this operation didn’t proceed quite as smoothly or as transparently as one would expect from an organization that ostensibly has no defined hierarchical structure. The message emblazoned upon...
  • Dick Durbin Defends Commies and Socialists at May Day Rally (Video)

    05/03/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 2, 2013
    Dick Durbin Defends Commies and Socialists at May Day Rally (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11:07 AM Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke at the Chicago May Day rally yesterday in Chicago. After his speech Durbin defended the communists and socialists at the leftist event. Rebel Pundit interviewed him: Rebelpundit: There is a large contingent of Communist Party USA, anarchists, international socialist groups here today that you just spoke to… Durbin: How do you know that? Rebelpundit: Because I’ve filmed them all day, and you just spoke to them, so I’d like to ask about your...
  • Local NBC Reporter Hilariously Denies Soviet Flags Present At May Day Rally: ‘What Do They

    05/02/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/2/13 | Noah Rothman
    While covering a May Day rally in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday, NBC New York reporter Ida Siegal was cornered and asked if her network planned to show the communist imagery the protesters were displaying. Hilarity ensued when Siegal immediately became defensive, denying she had seen any communist imagery and asking of the “Hammer-and-Sickle” flags: “What do they represent?” “You guys are with channel 4 news,” the videographer noted while addressing Siegal and her production team. “Are you guys going to show any of the people with Hammer and Sickle flags?” “I haven’t seen any of those flags,” Siegal replied...
  • DICK DURBIN AT MAY DAY IMMIGRATION RALLY: COMMUNISTS? WHAT COMMUNISTS?

    05/02/2013 9:10:45 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 2, 2013
    On Wednesday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago's May Day march and rally...
  • Left-Wing Violence Rocks Seattle... Police Attacked... Businesses Destroyed (WILD VIDEO!)

    05/02/2013 6:16:48 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 36 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 2 | Staff
  • May Day march escalates into chaos, confrontation, violence

    05/01/2013 10:04:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 5/1/13 | Essex Porter
    Police arrested more than a dozen people and used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray after apparent anarchists and May Day marchers converged in downtown Seattle, throwing pipes, fireworks and rocks, lighting flares and sparking confrontations with officers. Protesters met at Seattle Central Community College at the busy intersection of Broadway and Pine Street and then spilled into the street, blocking traffic.
  • Seattle Police Department live-tweets left-wing protest run amok

    05/01/2013 9:44:06 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 1, 2013 | Twitchy
    We're now getting reports of group smashing windows @ Broadway/Pine business. #SeaMayDay See more, including pictures at link.
  • British Government Seeks to Limit Disclosure in Litvinenko Case

    02/26/2013 4:33:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Alan Cowell
    The British government sought on Tuesday to limit the information it would disclose at a planned inquest into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the K.G.B. who succumbed to radiation poisoning in London more than six years ago. The coroner hearing the case said that it may now be postponed. “Due to the complexity of the investigation which necessarily precedes the hearings,” the coroner, Sir Robert Owen, said, “it may not be possible to adhere” to the planned May 1 start date for the hearings. The inquest would be the first — and probably the only...
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • May Day 2012 (Marxists, Communists, and Librarians)

    05/07/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 7, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the hallmarks of demonstrations organized by the left-as anyone who lives in this city can attest-is a consistently muddled message-or assemblage of messages-which often has little bearing on the theme ostensibly animating the protest movement in question. I’m not sure if the occupiers displaying the words of anti-USSR, Marxist Polish philosopher-turned anti-Marxist Solidarity activist-Leszek Kolakowski appreciate their import-considering the number of CCCP t-shirts and Soviet flags I saw displayed throughout May Day, I doubt most of them do. However, the Kolakowski quote did strike an ironic note when juxtaposed against the sea of slogans chanted by protesters this...
  • 'May day' - a few leftards break stuff, get arrested; media cheerleads

    05/06/2012 4:27:35 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies
    Talking Points ^ | May 6 | Talking Points
    So, "May Day" came & went again. A few boring grungy leftists in masks broke stuff and ran away. Some arrested. Media reports it as "protests". No. These are not "protests". The only thing they're "protesting" is the fact their sad little failed Marxist sect doesn't have control. It's like watching Islamists. They know their time is over. They know the world has moved on from their ways. So shouting, screaming and breaking stuff is all they have left. That's not protest. That's a blatant hatred of democratic rule. "We don't like how you voted so we're going to smash...
  • The Heckler's Veto (May Day Attack On NY ICE)

    05/04/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 4, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Here's a followup from Joanna Marzullo, president of New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, describing the events surrounding her assault at the hands of pro-illegal alien thugs during the May Day march to Foley Square. Unfortunately, the banner seen above is no more. However, the spirit of defiance it embodies lives on. Here's Joanna's report: Hi NY ICers,Thank You.I can barely keep up with my emails of encouragement that I have received from people throughout our country who have viewed the footage of NY ICE, which, at the point of filming, was down to just 3 members being mobbed...
  • NY ICE attacked on May 1, 2012 (video)

    05/03/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 05/03/2012 | n/a
    NY ICE (New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement) conducted its annual May 1st COUNTER PROTEST on May 1, 2012. Far from being "undocumented and unafraid", as they like to call themselves, pro-amnesty supporters were ILLEGAL AND VIOLENT. We were spat on and had water and water bottles thrown at us. NY ICE had different contingents throughout NYC, but this mob attack happened to just 3 of the NY ICE Members, and clearly shows the ganging up and BULLYING of the mob.
  • Obama (and Congress) Declares May 1st as "Loyalty Day"

    05/02/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT · by Tatze · 28 replies
    White House ^ | 5/1/2012 | Barack Obama
    Presidential Proclamation -- Loyalty Day, 2012 LOYALTY DAY, 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION More than two centuries ago, our Founders laid out a charter that assured the rule of law and the rights of man. Through times of tranquility and the throes of change, the Constitution has always guided our course toward fulfilling that most noble promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve the chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. America has carried on not only for the skill or vision of history's celebrated figures, but...
  • Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing

    05/02/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/2/2012 | TERRY COLLINS
    Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco. Activists across the U.S. joined in worldwide May Day...
  • Seattle issues emergency order following mayhem

    05/02/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/2/2012 | MANUEL VALDES and GENE JOHNSON
    May Day demonstrators who marched through Seattle turned violent Tuesday, with black-clad protesters using sticks and bats to smash stores and automobile windows.
  • 'May Day' protests turn violent in Downtown Seattle

    05/01/2012 1:53:53 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 88 replies
    Komo News ^ | 5/1/12 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Some May Day protestors are running rampant in Downtown Seattle, smashing windows at businesses and cars as they marched through city streets Tuesday afternoon. Video from Air 4 has shown smashed windows at a Wells Fargo, a Downtown Federal Courthouse, and Niketown, among others. KOMO News reporter Joel Moreno says he and his photographer had been hit with a paint bomb while covering the march and ensuing riot. He says about 50 people clad in all black outfits were throwing paint at buildings and cars, marking the anarchist symbols, "but there were certainly others not dressed in black...
  • On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12
    President Obama zipped through Afghanistan Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit, signing a key partnership document with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he prepared to deliver an address to the nation on the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.  In excerpts released in advance of the address, the president made sweeping statements about the course and eventual conclusion of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  "We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he plans...
  • Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited

    05/01/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-1-2012 | Jim Hoft
    May 1, 2012 Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited Jim Hoft Earlier today Barack Obama posed for photos before he gave his speech tonight. U.S. President Barack Obama salutes troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 2, 2012. Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Two months ago during a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent.Tonight Barack Obama gave a speech at Bagram Air Force Base in...
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • Victims of Communism Day

    05/01/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT · by Persevero
    US Congressional Record ^ | 1/10/63 | Rep. Herlong
    In memory of the millions of victims of communism all over the world, I submit the following for the perusal of my fellow FReepers. Here's to a world free of communism. Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the...
  • Former ’60s Activist Bill Ayers Among May Day Protesters

    05/01/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 1, 2012 | Richard Esposito
    Occupy protesters have amped up May Day labor demonstrations across the country with a wide range of partnering organizations and individuals. Former 60s anti-war activist William “Bill” Ayers is among those protesting in Chicago on Tuesday. He said he planned to participate in the May Day demonstration at Union Park in Chicago and the subsequent march. “We’ll march right past the scene of the Haymarket massacre,” Ayers said of the protest in favor of an eight-hour work day in 1886 that was bombed. ”There used to be a big statute in tribute to police power but it was taken down....
  • Sarcastic May Day poster?

    05/01/2012 4:38:27 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 24 replies
    May 1 | ctdonath2
    Looking for office-suitable poster/picture retorts to May Day. If anyplace has 'em it'll be FR!
  • Occupy Wall Street sends May Day mail with suspicious powder (May day, 'radical left terrorism')

    05/01/2012 4:07:28 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | May 1, 2012
    NEW YORK -- Labor groups, immigration advocates, Occupy protesters and other activists are planning marches and other events in Manhattan with the aim of bringing daily business to a standstill on International Workers Day, or May Day.
  • The Origin of May Day

    04/30/2012 9:40:37 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 17 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | April 30, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    On May 1, 1776, Adam Weishaupt, a professor of Canon Law at the University of Ingolstadt, established a secret society in Munich Bavaria known as the Order of the Illuminati. From that time until today, May Day, which has origins in ancient Rome, has been observed as an international holiday by Socialists, Communists, and by other so-called progressives. The modern origin of May Day is well known and is viewed as accepted history in Europe, yet the origins of May Day, which commemorates the founding of the Illuminati, is virtually unknown to Americans. Adam Weishaupt described the immediate goal of...
  • May Day Mayhem on Its Way (Tomorrow)

    04/30/2012 7:15:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Apr 27, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    May Day Mayhem on Its Way Posted By Matthew Vadum On April 27, 2012 @ 12:57 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Occupy Wall Street supporters, labor activists, and other radicals calling for a general strike against capitalism across America on May 1 insist their activities will be peaceful. As usual, they’re lying. Protesters on May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, are going to commit “a lot of violent acts which they’re then going to blame police for,” former community organizer Brandon Darby, a leading expert on leftist tactics, told me in an exclusive interview. As I revealed in my...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-20-12 (Prog Spring: OWSies coming out of hibernation, preparing for May Day!

    04/20/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 20, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Ah, spring! The trees are greening up like so many broccoli sprouts across the landscape. The daffodils and daisies and dandelions are dotting the lawns of many a foreclosed home. Young men's hearts turn to thoughts of beer. And the Cubs are in last place. Yes, spring is in the air (see the pollen and mold counts). Spring. It's a magical season. The earth comes to life, and we do with it. So it is with the young progressives. Their hearts turn to thoughts of occupying places. And so it is that after the long winter of their packed-up...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-07-11 (Communist DUmmies and SEIU March Together in May Day Parade)

    05/07/2011 8:37:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 7, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Have you ever had liberals tell you that you are exaggerating about the extent of communist influence upon our society? Specifically on labor unions, universities, and other liberal groups. Well, here is a special photo essay of a May Day parade last Sunday in Los Angeles that clearly demonstrates the alignment of the SEIU and the communists. Note that along with the communists, you can see their SEIU pals nearby and/or mingling with them. Fortunately a photographer called Ringo performed the duty that the L.A. Times and other news organizations failed to do by providing extensive photographic evidence of...
  • SEIU drops mask, goes full commie (great pictures)

    05/06/2011 2:01:03 PM PDT · by decimon · 77 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 6, 2011 | Zombie
    A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart. Southern California citizen journalist and photographer “Ringo” was on hand to record the day’s events, and posted a full-length photo essay on...
  • “Members of a socialist or communist group” [Archbishop Gomez skips annual May Day rally]

    05/05/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 130 replies
    Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez snubbed the leftist organizers of the annual May Day Rally in Los Angeles this year and did not attend – unlike his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, who always went out of his way to participate. “Only a few thousand people showed up for the nine-block march that started early and ended quickly,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “Los Angeles police declined to issue a crowd estimate, but marchers didn't even fill the intersection of Broadway and 1st Street, where the demonstration ended.” Most of the marchers, said the Times “were union members -- particularly from...
  • Soviet Flags Fly in Kentucky on May Day (KENTUCKY!!)

    05/04/2011 8:53:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | May 4, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    Useful idiots. That’s what Vladmir Lenin called western sympathizers of the Soviet cause. He must have been smiling from his cave in Hell Sunday when he saw the Soviet flag – and Communist Party signs – being carried in honor of May Day. “Union members, pro-labor groups, and even anarchists” participated, according to Fox41. A couple of anarchists, dressed as clowns (how fitting), were arrested after they scribbled anti-capitalist slogans on downtown buildings in chalk. Meanwhile, in Berlin, Germany, protesters “threw stones at banks and shops, and in isolated incidents police officers were targeted with bottles and fireworks,” according to...
  • A much smaller May Day march ('people are starting to lose hope')

    05/03/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 3, 2011 | Sam Quinones
    Few people felt the low turnout at this year's May Day march as acutely as Salvador Ramirez. Ramirez, an illegal immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, pushed a cart among the few thousand immigrant-rights and labor activists Sunday on Broadway, selling American flags. "It's really bad," said Ramirez, 48, who said he lost his job as an electrician due to his lack of documents and became a street vendor a year and a half ago. About halfway through Sunday's march, Ramirez had only sold about 10 to 15 flags, which he buys for $7.50 a dozen. "I'm selling them almost at cost,"...
  • Houston May Day Rally

    05/02/2011 8:18:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Big Jolly ^ | May 2,2011 | David Jennings
    The U.S.A. is a remarkable country. Is there another country in the world that would allow people that are in this country illegally to protest en masse in the public square? I don’t think so.
  • Los Angeles police ready for May Day immigrant rights rally

    05/01/2011 8:26:45 AM PDT · by UrbanPanhandler · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2011 | Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein
    This year's May Day rally is expected to draw fewer immigrant rights activists to downtown Los Angeles than in past years, but police said they would be prepared for any problems that might occur. Marchers will assemble at 10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Broadway and Olympic Boulevard and walk north on Broadway toward City Hall, officials said. The march will conclude with a rally on Broadway between First and Temple streets near City Hall. Organizers said the demonstration could draw more than 50,000 people, but permits sought for the march estimate a crowd of about 10,000. Whatever the...
  • Stand Up For America (In New York City!) Union Square May Day Counter-Demonstration

    04/23/2011 6:06:26 AM PDT · by OddLane · 28 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 23, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    May Day is upon us, and this year we can once again look forward to the spectacle of thousands of people who were not invited here, don’t belong here, and certainly contribute nothing of value to our society, demanding their “rights.” And by “rights,” I mean wealth extracted from taxpaying, American citizens and transferred to a resentful, greedy consortium of Marxists and officially sanctioned ethnic grievance organizations. The good news is that this year, unlike in the past, New York Ice will be able to combat the gaseous Zapatistas, the Salvadorian Communists, the Mexican death cultists, and stupid-looking hipsters with...
  • Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash

    03/22/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    FULL Title - Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.
  • Communist Party USA (co-sponsor of rally) posts an urgent appeal for warm bodies on Obama’s website

    10/02/2010 10:34:23 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Escape Tyranny ^ | October 2, 2010 | Ben Hart
    AMERICAN THINKER: The national chairman of the Communist Party USA posted an urgent appeal for warm bodies on Obama’s Organizing for America website: Which brings me to the One Nation rally on October 2 in our nation’s capital. Here is an opportunity to reestablish, reenergize, and repower the coalition of people’s organization that elected the first African American president in our nation’s history.Opportunities of this kind are rare. But when they arise, they have to be seized. No stone should be left unturned to bring people and their organizations to Washington. This event’s success will be measured by its size....
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Che on May Day

    05/14/2010 1:41:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 402+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2010 | Humberto Fontova
    A May Day march without Che Guevara posters and Mexican flags is like a fish with a bicycle. We observed the bemusing spectacle two weeks ago. Now it’s time to reflect. Some marchers , apparently wracked with guilt between the primacy of the two symbols , devised a handy modus vivendi for their tortured consciences’. It seemed that few groups of Mexican demonstrators forget to glorify the man on record (June, 1956) as dismissing Mexicans en masse as, “a rabble of illiterate Indians.” In 1956, while residing in Mexico and training with the Castro brothers for their "invasion" of Cuba,...
  • Mayday in America

    05/06/2010 8:46:24 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies · 200+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Ears to hear a rational way to see the problems of society Are clouded by race baiting Power hungry satiating "Americans" Who shed crocodile tears For downtrodden plight And provoking "civil rights" fights by and for people who Are NOT civil and Are NOT right The winners are race baiters who hate our system and use it to strive for vote buys that abide by their goal of supply side marxism that markets to the needy Their "need" for these power greedy Elitists Using May Day to say we want it OUR way SI SE PUEDE It never dawns...
  • Casa de Maryland public schools

    05/04/2010 8:02:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Casa de Maryland public schools Cliff Kincaid, May 4, 2010 A group organizing a May 1 “May Day” rally in favor of “immigrant rights” in Lafayette Park in front of the White House is financially supported by the Catholic Church, Big Business, the federal government, and various Maryland governmental entities. It is anticipated that the demonstration will take the form of opposition to Arizona’s new law that is designed to discourage illegal immigration. The buses will leave for Lafayette Park from CASA de Maryland centers starting at 12:30, with the rally scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. So-called “May Day...
  • Caption this May Day rally in Chicago

    05/03/2010 4:24:58 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 29 replies · 1,179+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/1/10 | staff
  • Video: Immigration protest organizer not decisive on Ariz. boycott

    05/03/2010 4:34:35 AM PDT · by paltz · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 4/3/10 | Kerry Picket
    Like many cities all over the country, Washington D.C. experienced an immigration protest on Saturday. The rally was held at Lafayette Park. The music in the video above is not a latin beat one would hear in a Spanish speaking resort area. In fact, the beats are pretty militaristic. The melody and lyrics drift off to the usual socialist labor chants (in Spanish). The use of the word "patria" (meaning "fatherland") as opposed to "pais" (meaning "country") in the song, for example, shows how nationalistic this kind of singing was. Below is a rough translation of song phrases from the...