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actions & protests | labor may day 2001-2012


May 1st is International Workers' Day, and is officially celebrated in every country but the United States and Canada. In 2000, May Day was marked by police violence in Portland, but the last two years, Vera's boys in blue have behaved themselves better. Around 1500 people gathered in the North Park Blocks in Portland and marched through the city today, making stops at the INS building and Taco Bell, among other places. A major theme of the event was immigrant rights. One arrest has been reported so far.
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In Eugene, about 200 people gathered at the Register-Guard's headquarters to protest the newspaper's treatment of the unionized workers there. Members of the Newspaper Guild have been without a contract for three years now.
Full story: [ "May Day in Eugene" ]

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[ May Day Photos from around the world | SF Bay Area arrests | Boston May 1-5 | 10,000 in Greece | South Korea ]

[ "May Day. What Does It Mean, Why Does It Matter?" | portland indymedia coverage of May Day 2001 | print indymedia global May Day coverage (PDF) ]