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

    Friday | 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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  2. Le Pen father gets French court victory over daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | 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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  3. May Day medics sue Seattle policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | 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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  4. Live Aid: SPIN's 1986 Investigation Into Relief Aid Abuse, 'Sympathy for the Devil'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | 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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  5. Seoul police arrest Sewol activist for illegal protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | 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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  6. Court frees jailed Swazi activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | 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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  7. Swazi pre-trial detentions under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | 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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  8. In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | 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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  9. In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... half of 2014. Photo: Tony Avelar, AP 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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  10. Greece's FM resigns, new one named as Athens scrambles to avert crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | 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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  11. 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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  12. Swazi court orders release of editor, human rights lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    ... and political leaders, Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini, are also in a Swazi jail. They were arrested after a May Day rally, on May 1 last year, and have yet to appear for a bail application. SALC is also assisting in their case. Politicians defend ...

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  13. Supporting Families in the Tri-CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Market Wire

    ... annual festival showcases community traditions and is a highlight for the Tri-Cities. - The Port Coquitlam May Day Organizing Committee received funding of $13,800 to host the Port Coquitlam May Day Festival, which took place from May 1 to 10, 2015. ...

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  14. American Apparel details allegations of sexual misconduct by ousted CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Clothing company American Apparel Inc has accused ousted founder Dov Charney of using ethnic slurs against workers and keeping videos on a company server of himself in sex acts with models and employees, recently filed court papers show. American Apparel owner Dov Charney speaks during a May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles, in this file photo taken May 1, 2009.

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  15. Summer solstice: All you need to know about Sunday's pagan festivitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | IcNetwork

    ... and coming to terms with death. Beltane: beginning at dusk on April 30 and ending on May 1, also known as Gaelic May Day, this celebration has also been adapted by various faiths. Normally involves a sensual and colourful celebration of what they ...

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  16. Man accused of trying to sell albino niece for witchcraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | The London Free Press

    A witch doctor blows a shell during a May Day demonstration on Labour Day in La Paz May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Gaston Brito DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanian police have arrested a 44-year-old man accused of trying to sell his albino niece to undercover security officials posing as witch doctors as part of a nationwide crackdown on the illegal trade in albino body parts used in black magic.

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  17. Laborfest: May Day 2015 Labor Protest of Police TerrorRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | Indybay.org

    ILWU Local 10, 400 Northpoint, at Mason, San Francisco at Henry Schmidt Room -on the second floor of the smaller building at the location. F train, buses: 8, 30, 39, 47 An Injury To One Is An Injury To All The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 On May 1, 2015 ILWU Local 10 called for a stop work meeting to protest the police terror and murders of African Americans, Latinos and other working people.

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  18. Was Oakton instructor's email a threat or free speech?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Daily Herald

    A national First Amendment advocacy group is accusing Oakton Community College of trampling over a former faculty member's free speech rights, but the college's president says she felt personally threatened by the contents of the instructor's email to her. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has come to the defense of former Oakton instructor Chester Kulis, who sent an email to colleagues -- and the college's retiring President Margaret Lee -- on May 1 stating "Have a happy MAY DAY when workers across the world celebrate their struggle for union rights and remember the Haymarket riot in Chicago."

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  19. Former Istanbul governor fined for defaming 17-year-old victim as 'marginal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Istanbul's former governor HA1 4seyin Avni Mutlu was fined 10,000 Turkish Liras for accusing a then-17-year-old Dilan Alp of being a member of "marginal groups" during the May Day protests of 2013, during which she was hit in the head by a tear gas canister shot by the police. Istanbul's 5th Administrative Court fined Mutlu 10,000 liras to be paid to Alp on grounds that as a public official, he had done wrong by accusing Alp of being a member of "marginal groups" and throwing Molotov cocktails via media.

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  20. Dar es Salaam residents receive budget with mixed feelings.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | IPPMEDIA

    ... raised by the workers including reducing Pay As You Earn tax from 12 per cent to at least 9 per cent. Addressing a May Day rally in Mwanza yesterday, the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) Nicholaus Mgaya asked the government to reduce 'Pay as ...

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