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  1. Cover Story: Strike city: Louisville's labor legacy and futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | LEO Weekly

    ... survival. Labor Day is a strange holiday. Created as a milquetoast alternative to the more radical labor holiday of May Day (celebrated internationally on May 1 as "International Workers' Day"), Labor Day today has become merely a day off from work ...

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  2. Nigeria: Lauryn Hill Shines in LagosRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | AllAfrica.com

    ... to wait long before the star singer came on stage at the Eko Hotel & Suites. She was earlier scheduled to perform on May Day (May 1) in Nigeria but she was nowhere to be found in the country. The singer who was married to Bob Marley's son, later ...

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  3. Russia Pulls Funding From Its Only LGBT Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | ThinkProgress

    In this Wednesday, May 1, 2013, file photo, gay rights activists carry rainbow flags as they march during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. There is only one film festival in Russia that heralds films by members of the LGBT community.

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  4. A metamorphosis that moved New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Examiner.com

    ... Encyclopaedia of New York City ' claims that the date, 1st May was chosen to link with the English celebration of May Day. Others are more specific, and claim it was a kind of fair attended by English servants to find new employers. Others still ...

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  5. Postcard from the Past: St. Edward Seminary drew crowds in 1931Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Seattle Times

    ... gym and auditorium were built. A ceremony held outdoors before St. Edward's shrine of Mary was part of the annual May Day celebration on May 21, 1951. (Seattle Times Archive) A May 1, 1976, article about the public farewell for the seminary, which ...

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  6. French far-right party excludes founder Jean-Marie Le PenRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... In this May 1, 2015 file photo, France's far-right National Front president Marine Le Pen delivers her speech during May Day march, in Paris, France. Her father Jean-Marie Le Pen risks suspension or exclusion Thursday Aug.20, 2015 from the far-right ...

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  7. Founder of French far-right party risks expulsion at hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | SFGate

    ... In this May 1, 2015 file photo, France's far-right National Front president Marine Le Pen delivers her speech during May Day march, in Paris, France. Her father Jean-Marie Le Pen risks suspension or exclusion Thursday Aug.20, 2015 from the far-right ...

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  8. Charge: 'Black Bloc' May Day demonstrator crashed into copRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Police push back the crowd during an anti-capitalist and anti-police brutality march in Seattle. Police described the march as a "riot" after marchers there objects at officers, broke windows and police responded to the rowdiness with pepper spray, crowd dispersal grenades and pepper balls.

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  9. American Apparel may not have enough funds for next 12 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The London Free Press

    Then-American Apparel owner Dov Charney speaks during a May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles, in this file photo taken May 1, 2009. Struggling teen apparel retailer American Apparel Inc said it does not expect to have sufficient funds to run the company for the next 12 months and warned it may not be able raise additional capital.

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  10. National Gallery Workers in London Strike Over PrivatizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The New York Observer

    Demonstrators participate in the annual May Day march in London's Trafalgar Square on May 1, 2015. This year, the rally focused on proposed privatization of the National Gallery.

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  11. Russia Is Investigating If Gay Emojis Break Its LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | TIME.com

    A policeman looks out from a truck as members and supporters of the LGBT community take part in a May Day rally in Saint Petersburg on May 1, 2015. The communications watchdog is prepared to "take reactive measures" against the emojis if they constitute a threat to Russian children Russia's state media watchdog is investigating whether gay-themed emojis on Facebook are in violation of Russian laws against promoting homosexuality.

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  12. Le Pen father gets French court victory over daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le Pen's efforts to strip her maverick father Jean-Marie Le Pen of the title of honorary president of the party, in a new setback to the far-right leader. France's far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen watches as her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, party founder and honorary president, reacts on the podium at their traditional May Day tribute to Joan of Arc in Paris, France, May 1, 2015.

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  13. May Day medics sue Seattle policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Plaintiff J. Frankie Jurkowski submitted this photo as evidence of the injuries reportedly inflicted upon her by Seattle police during the May Day anti-capitalist protest this year. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday says she and another man were serving as volunteer medics at the demonstration when they were hit by blast ball grenades and "blue-tipped impact sponges" without cause.

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  14. Live Aid: SPIN's 1986 Investigation Into Relief Aid Abuse, 'Sympathy for the Devil'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Spin

    ... rating for human rights in a comprehensive book just published by The Economist . Mengistu has turned mass murder on May Day into an Ethiopian tradition. On May 1, 1979, for example, more than 100 political prisoners from the province of Oromo were ...

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  15. Seoul police arrest Sewol activist for illegal protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | UPI

    ... assaulted police during two protests, one held on the anniversary of the Sewol ferry tragedy and other during a May Day, or labor-day strike in Seoul. Sewol activists have denounced the arrest and have said authorities are trying to suppress the ...

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  16. Court frees jailed Swazi activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    ... Dlamini, were arrested on May 1 2014, and have been legal limbo since then. The two were arrested after addressing a May Day rally, at which they called for democratic reforms in Swaziland. They were charged with terrorism, subversion and sedition. ...

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  17. Swazi pre-trial detentions under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    ... about 450 days in jail awaiting a trial date that has not yet been set. Masuku was arrested on May 1 last year at a May Day worker's rally when he said two words, "Viva Pudemo", in a speech. "I am very worried that the two have been kept in prison ...

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  18. In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    ... sometime in the first half of 2014. FILE - In this May 1, 2007, file photo, a man joins thousands rallying during a May Day event in front of Los Angeles City Hall. According to figures released in late June, 2015, by the U.S. Census Bureau, ...

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  19. Greece's FM resigns, new one named as Athens scrambles to avert crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    ... Greece, on April 9, 2015. A protester points his finger at Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis during the May Day rally in Athens on May 1, 2015. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis at the start of the European Stability Mechanism Board of ...

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  20. This Is What It's Like to Be a Rich Man in Greece Who Can Not Legally Pay His DebtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Time

    ... single bank open, all in the middle of the week. It was May 1, International Workers' Day , which is commonly called May Day. The streets were soon filled with tens of thousands of Greeks marching and chanting slogans. Luckily, the cleaners that had ...

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