Mission Accomplished? Then why is there even more outrage? Last year, celebration and theatre
dominated the day.. This year it's different.
This is also the 120th anniversary of the Haymarket Riots
resulting in four anarchists being hanged. Interestingly enough, the riots happened because of workers rights being unfair. Is this a case of history repeating itself?
posted by wheelieman
on May 1, 2006 -
At the University of Arizona, a series of ads
has been placed in the school's newspaper, the Arizona Wildcat. These ads have shown up every year around May 1st for the last 20 years or so, and seem to be cryptic puzzles relating to some sort of secret counterculture organization. Bryan Hance, the former webmaster of the Wildcat, noticed the ads, and has been trying to track down what's been going on ever since. He is chronicling his findings at www.maydaymystery.org
. (via ARGN
posted by quibx
on Jun 24, 2004 -
BBC report on the May Day protests
On the whole I've been shocked by how uninformed the BBC has been, especially in comparison with The Guardian's
comprehensive coverage. Having attended the Oxford Circus demonstration, I be sure of two facts: one, that the gathering was almost entirely peaceful... and two, that the heavy-handed police action is likely to incite frustration and violence. Remember, kids: the 3,000 'protesters' include ordinary members of the public caught in the police blockade.
posted by tobyslater
on May 1, 2001 -