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  • Why isn’t Labor Day held in May in the United States?

    09/03/2023 9:18:10 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 33 replies
    AS ^ | September 3, 2023 | Marie Konrad-Evans
    International Workers’ Day originated from events that took place in the US. Despite this, Labor Day is celebrated in September, and the global holiday is often overlooked. With the resurgence of the labor movement and an increase in workplace organization, many cities in the US are now hosting parades to recognize the invaluable contributions of workers on May Day.In the US, Labor Day has been held on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. There have been efforts to switch it to May to align it with International Workers’ Day, but remnants of Cold War tensions have soured this...
  • 4 kids found alive two weeks after plane crashes in Colombian jungle

    05/17/2023 11:13:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2023 | David Propper
    Four children, including an 11-month-old baby, were found alive in the Colombian jungle more than two weeks after their plane crashed and killed every adult on board. The miraculous news was shared by President Gustavo Petro following an intense search carried out by the country’s military, firefighters and civil aviation authority officials. The doomed plane crashed into the thick jungle on May 1, killing the pilot and two other adult passengers aboard.
  • LIVE: Russian Communists Hold A Rally In Moscow To Celebrate Labour Day

    05/02/2023 9:07:33 AM PDT · by MeganC · 11 replies
    Firstpost via You Tube ^ | May 1, 2023 | Firstpost
    11,539 views Streamed live on May 1, 2023 #moscow #russiaukrianewar #firstpost LIVE: Russian Communists Hold A Rally In Moscow To Celebrate Labour Day Russian communists are holding a rally in central Moscow. They are celebrating the Labour Day by a Soviet tradition while main demos in the country have been cancelled due to security concerns. Russia Ukraine | Labour Day | Moscow | World News | International News | Firstpost #russiaukrianewar #labourday #moscow #worldnews #internationalnews #firstpost Firstpost is an Indian news and media website.
  • Victims of Communism Day—2023 [Happy May Day]

    05/01/2023 1:59:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.1.2023 | ILYA SOMIN
    May Day should be a day to honor victims of an ideology that took tens of millions of lives. But we should also be open to alternative dates if they can attract broad enough support.NOTE: This post largely reprints last year's Victims of Communism Day post, with some modifications. Today is May Day. Since 2007, I have advocated using this date as an international Victims of Communism Day. I outlined the rationale for this proposal (which was not my original idea) in my very first post on the subject: May Day began as a holiday for socialists and labor union...
  • French police battle black-clad anarchists during May day rallies

    05/01/2023 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2023 | By Stephane Mahe and Clotaire Achi
    PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) - French police clashed with black-clad anarchists in Paris and other big cities during trade union-organised protests against President Emmanuel Macron's increase in the retirement age, as workers joined Labour Day rallies across Europe. In the French capital, police were pelted with projectiles, ride-sharing bicycles were torched and bus stops smashed up just as the union-led march got underway from the central Place de la Republique. Unrest also erupted in Lyon, where several vehicles were set ablaze and some business premises were trashed, television images showed. In Nantes in western France, a fire blazed in front...
  • Cuba cancels May Day parade because of fuel shortages

    04/30/2023 12:45:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 4-30-23 | Henri Astier
    Cuba's communist government has cancelled Monday's traditional May Day parade because of acute fuel shortages. Every year hundreds of thousands of people are bussed in from across the island to fill Havana's Revolution Square on International Workers' Day. It is the first time since the 1959 revolution that the celebrations have been cancelled for economic reasons. In recent weeks long queues have formed at petrol stations, with drivers often waiting for days. Earlier this month, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Cuba was only receiving two-thirds of the fuel it needs, adding that suppliers were failing to fulfil contractual obligations. While Cuba...
  • On May 1st, Remember The Horrors Of Communism And Socialism

    05/01/2022 5:34:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    The Lid ^ | 1 May 2022 | Jeff Dunetz
    May 1st is International Workers’ Day, also known as Labor Day in some countries, is a celebration of laborers and working classes promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, and communists. It occurs every year on the first of May. The day was chosen to honor rioters who killed seven policemen during the Haymarket affair and was promoted by the international communist or socialist movements, which during the 20th century killed at least 94 million people.That’s right, during the 20th-century, communism, and socialism murdered at least 94 million people. The reason for using both communism and socialism is they are...
  • Veterans Blast De Blasio for Blocking Memorial Day Parade, Allowing Cannabis Parade

    05/10/2021 9:03:12 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 05-10-21 | Jack Murphy
    Veterans in New York City have expressed anger after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked a permit for Staten Island’s 102nd annual Memorial Day parade. The news comes just over a week after de Blasio permitted demonstrators to march in the Cannabis Parade on May 1.
  • Catholic Caucus: Saint Joseph the Worker, Ora Pro Nobis (alternative to the communist labor agitation)

    05/01/2021 7:58:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05.01.21 | Derek Rotty
    Each year on May 1, the Catholic faithful celebrate the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. This feast day, instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955, was meant to provide downtrodden laborers with a spiritual patron, as well as an alternative to the communist labor agitation that was prevalent at the time. The Catholic faith has a great heritage of honoring and celebrating labor and laborers. Because of that, this feast day offers us an opportunity, and a great responsibility, to build a robust and life-giving culture through laborers and their work. We must continue to take up that...
  • (Catholic Caucus) May Day: the Socialist Worker vs. St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2021 8:18:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NC Register ^ | 05.01.21 | Paul Kengor
    COMMENTARY: For the best model for workers, look not to a man named Marx but to a carpenter named Joseph.The Childhood of Jesus. (photo: Gerard van Honthorst / Web Gallery of Art) May Day has all sorts of historically varied meanings and traditions among various groups, including Catholics. Since the late 19th century, however, May 1 has been particularly known for its association with workers — particularly, its appropriation if not exploitation by socialists and communists. That began in earnest on May 1, 1889, when socialists launched International Workers’ Day. “May 1st is May Day, the International Workers’ Holiday,” explains...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil April 28, 2021 ~PRAYER~

    04/28/2021 12:05:19 AM PDT · by Norski · 25 replies ^ | April 28, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Living a May Day in a Shuttered World

    05/01/2020 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Living a May Day in a Shuttered World ^ | May 1, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    For centuries now, even millennia, May 1 has been a very big day. Ancient Romans, Etruscans, Greeks and Celts had seasonal festivals as May began, celebrating the coming of summer… modern European countries have May Day carnivals, flower sales, and dances. The Catholic Church considers May the month of Our Lady, a special time of devotion to that greatest of mortal role models… for kids, May is the winding down of the school year, and for adults, it is the long-awaited beginning of planting season (here in the north, at least). And so of course the Left had to go...
  • In pictures: May Day protests around the world

    05/01/2020 5:40:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | May 1, 2020 | Staff
    Every year May Day is used to mark many things - from the coming of spring in the Northern Hemisphere to the fight for workers' rights. This year many rallies have been scaled back because of coronavirus lockdowns, although some have taken place on the streets and online. Here are some of the events that have marked the day.
  • Freep this poll: Your Take: Should Gov. Whitmer relax restrictions of the stay-at-home order?

    04/18/2020 8:22:37 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    WWMT ^ | April 17th 2020
    LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that she might ease some of the COVID-19 related restrictions May 1, the day her current stay-at-home order is set to expire.
  • HAYMAKER - Violent MayDay AntiFa Chick Takes Hard Right Jab To The Face in Santa Monica

    05/03/2019 7:58:00 AM PDT · by gaijin · 75 replies
    Twitter, BasedPoland ^ | May 3rd, 2019 | Author
    May Day on the beach at Santa Monica saw a good turnout by local masked AntiFa clad in black and red. They were carrying flags on sturdy poles. Independent Journo BasedPoland was collecting soundbites as the violent crowd began shoving him. The usual MF-centric swearing begins. A female disguised by a red kerchief the independent journo a sharp, unprovoked KONK on his head with her flag pole: At 0:13 BasedPoland shifts his attention leftwards to her, then gets his weight moving forward as, still clutching his microphone, he delivers a very sharp jab directly to his attacker's face: Her violence...
  • France May Day riots – Paris police fight running battles..‘Armageddon’ protest sparks chaos..

    05/01/2019 9:18:06 AM PDT · by caww · 61 replies ^ | 5/1/2019 |
    RIOTING has broken out in Paris today as thousands gathered for May Day protests dubbed an 'Armageddon’ by extremist demonstrators..Paris police said 250 people had been arrested, most for public order offences related to the rioting, as cops clashed with 'Black Bloc' anti-capitalists. Weapons were also confiscated as the police used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to try and restore order. Thugs from the so-called Black Bloc anti-capitalist movement were involved in running battles with police soon after 1pm (local time). Black Bloc activists with their faces covered could be seen leading attacks on officers, and smashing up...
  • What Visiting a Park in China is like

    05/01/2019 4:29:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1MAY19 | Editorial Staff
    Here we spend some time exploring China. In particular some of those outstanding mountains that are just about everywhere. Please kindly note that this post has multiple embedded videos. It is important to view them. If they fail to load, all you need to do is to reload your browser. China is a land of some amazing nature and spectacular views. You look at the brochures, and the commercials, and the videos and say “Man oh man, I just have to go there and visit that place!“. Well, this is what it’s like… It’s all about the climb.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/30-Wednesday 5/1/2019

    05/01/2019 2:37:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/30/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer say the Democrats are moving forward with President Trump in agreement on spending some 2 trillion dollars on "infrastructure"..... Wednesday had been declared to be a day of nationwide peaceful in Venezuela to remove the regime of Nicolas Maduro from power. But there were surprise developments Tuesday..... An extradition hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange set for Thursday at Westminster Magistrates Court in London..... Assange also set for a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning at 1030 am..... Two dead and four wounded in a shooting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte........
  • Cruise ship off Norway issues mayday; begins evacuations

    03/23/2019 10:27:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 131 replies
    apnews ^ | 03/23/2019
    Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as strong winds and heavy seas hit Norway’s coastal regions Saturday. Police in the western county of Moere og Romsdal said Saturday the ship has managed to moor in Hustadsvika Bay, between the western Norwegian cities of Alesund and Trondheim.
  • California Democrats Push Communist Holiday Over President's Day

    05/14/2018 7:44:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/18 | Katy Grimes
    The term "progressive" is simply another way of saying "socialist" or "Marxist;" California’s elected Democrats are pushing for a communist holiday, at the expense of a U.S. President’s Day. Remember during the Cold War when “better dead than Red?” was the thinking? History repeats itself because evil never goes away.