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May Day

May 1 is International Workers' Day, the true labor day and a day with roots in the socialist and anarchist movement. It marks the struggle of the global working class against the capitalist class and is a day of worldwide action and solidarity that celebrates, and helps to advance, the demands of workers' movements for greater social gains in the face of exploitation and oppression. Join teleSUR as we look at some of our May Day coverage.

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Roots of May 1

 

What Is the True Meaning of May Day?

May First, or May Day, is, as leftists know, the real Labor Day. It marks the struggle of the international working class against the selfish capitalist rulers, who enjoy unimaginable opulence on a planet where nearly 3 billion struggle to survive on less two dollars a day. READ MORE

May Day: LA Expects Largest March in US as 'Broad, United Front' Forms to Defend Rights

At a time when the federal government is launching vicious attacks on workers, immigrants, people of color and the poor, some are hoping to make Los Angeles the staging ground for a sustained tooth-and-nail resistance to the rule of President Donald Trump. READ MORE

10 Facts About International Workers' Day

Many people, especially in the U.S., do not know this international holiday originated there as May Day, but it is now celebrated as Labor Day. READ MORE

Revolutionary May Day in Berlin: It Began with a Riot

For over 100 years May Day has been celebrated by workers, socialists, anarchists, autonomists, and a myriad of other radicals. READ MORE

May Day Worldwide

 

Strike Against Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms Brings Brazil to a Halt

Amid record levels of unemployment, and a terribly unpopular government, the strike is expected to be one of the biggest in Brazil's history. READ MORE

Havana's May Day March to Be Led by 50,000 Cuban Youths

This year's May Day march aims to mobilize the masses of Cuban people and workers to express their strength in unity and commitment for the Revolution. READ MORE

May Day 2016: Rallies for Worker Power Across the World

See the workers of the world unite from Cuba to Russia. READ MORE

Immigrant Struggle in the US

 

Half of Detainees at For-Profit ICE Prison Join Hunger Strike

“Latinos, Chinese and Haitians all together, fighting, putting their lives on the line ... This is giving them strength,” organizer Maru Mora Villalpando told teleSUR. READ MORE

Fear, Solidarity Grows Among US Asians as Trump Deportation Threat Looms

ICE has deported its first Filipino under President Trump as Asian immigrant communities consider what the new administration means for them. READ MORE

30,000 March in Solidarity with Migrants at US-Mexico Border

The events took place near the area where cross-border families gather every Sunday to see and touch their loved ones through the steel wall. READ MORE

Trump Brings a New 'Virus' to Silicon Valley: Labor Solidarity

Workers at the U.S.'s top tech firms are uniting to "strike fear" in pro-Trump CEOs, protect immigrants, and help the industry's invisible workforce. READ MORE

Bad Hombres? Doctors, Green Card Applicants Targeted by Trump

Neurologists and people scheduled for green card interviews are among the latest targets of Trump's deportation regime. READ MORE

Strawberry Farmworkers Continue Union Struggle

Workers in the U.S. state of Washington and Mexico’s San Quintin Valley continue a boycott campaign against Driscoll's, the world’s main distributor of strawberries. READ MORE

The Trump Silver Lining: Black, Muslim, Native American Unity

Under Trump’s sweeping attacks, marginalized groups reflect on how to learn from each others’ struggles and forge united resistance. READ MORE

 
  • Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned with forced labor.

    Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned with forced labor. | Photo Reuters

  • Labor marketplaces are also rife with racism, new research suggests.

    Labor marketplaces are also rife with racism, new research suggests. | Photo AFP

  • “For one day, we are inviting immigrants and their British supporters to absent themselves from the activities they normally do,” said the organizer of the labor boycott.

    “For one day, we are inviting immigrants and their British supporters to absent themselves from the activities they normally do,” said the organizer of the labor boycott. | Photo Reuters

  • A demonstrator holds up a flag during a strike and peaceful march, called by the Workers

    A demonstrator holds up a flag during a strike and peaceful march, called by the Workers' United Center (CUT) to protest against government labor reform, in Santiago, Chile, May 31, 2016. The banner reads: | Photo Reuters

  • Union banners at the strike and march against government labor reform in Santiago, Chile, May 31, 2016.

    Union banners at the strike and march against government labor reform in Santiago, Chile, May 31, 2016. | Photo EFE

  • French riot police officers (CRS) face protestors during clashes during a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Paris, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes, April 28, 2016.

    French riot police officers (CRS) face protestors during clashes during a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Paris, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes, April 28, 2016. | Photo Reuters

  • Youths raise their hands high to show that they do not hold bottles or stones as they pass French riot police during a protest against the French labor law proposal during the May Day march in Paris, France, May 1, 2016.

    Youths raise their hands high to show that they do not hold bottles or stones as they pass French riot police during a protest against the French labor law proposal during the May Day march in Paris, France, May 1, 2016. | Photo Reuters

  • Members of the Young Communist Movement wave red flags in Havana.

    Members of the Young Communist Movement wave red flags in Havana. | Photo AFP

  • Members of the communist-affiliated PAME union take part in a rally commemorating May Day, which was postponed due to the Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens on May 8, 2016.

    Members of the communist-affiliated PAME union take part in a rally commemorating May Day, which was postponed due to the Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens on May 8, 2016. | Photo AFP

  • Members of the communist-affiliated PAME union shout slogans during a 48-hour general strike against tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 6, 2016.

    Members of the communist-affiliated PAME union shout slogans during a 48-hour general strike against tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 6, 2016. | Photo Reuters

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