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Thousands Rally in Bay Area for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights

May 2, 2013 | 11:36 am

Thousands Rally in Bay Area for Workers’ and Immigrants’ Rights

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Thousands took to the streets throughout the Bay Area yesterday in support of immigration reform and workers’ rights on May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. While the United States celebrates its Labor Day at the end of summer, more than 80 countries around the world celebrate their labor day on May 1. Activists […]

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May 1, 2013 | 1:47 pm

Immigration Rights Demonstrations Bloom on May Day

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators demanded an overhaul of immigration laws Wednesday in an annual, nationwide ritual that carried a special sense of urgency as Congress considers sweeping legislation that would bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows. In New York, paper rats on sticks […]

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May Day Protests Around the Bay

May 1, 2012 | 4:30 pm

May Day Protests Around the Bay

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Today was May Day, and many in the Bay Area turned out to protest. The day started with the ferry commute for North Bay denizens headed to San Francisco cancelled due to a labor action by workers in a dispute over health care. A planned protest aimed at shutting down the bridge was called off, […]

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What is May Day, Anyway?

May 1, 2012 | 1:38 pm

What is May Day, Anyway?

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So … what is May Day anyway? For some, it means prancing awkwardly around a feather-wreathed pole. But that ancient Druid rite of Spring that school kids for some reason still rehearse is probably not what today’s Occupy protesters have in mind. In countries throughout the world, May Day is actually the official labor holiday, […]

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April 30, 2012 | 2:48 pm

Golden Gate Ferry Service Cancelled For Tuesday Morning

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Update 3:20 p.m. In the “boy it’s always something” department for commuters: Over the weekend you were supposed to avoid the Golden Gate Bridge and maybe take a ferry because of the Doyle Drive demolition. Tomorrow…reverse that. Golden Gate Bridge District spokesperson Mary Currie confirms to KQED’s Mina Kim that Golden Gate Ferry service from […]

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