May Day events http://kplu.org en How May Day began in 1886 with workers, immigrants, anarchists http://kplu.org/post/how-may-day-began-1886-workers-immigrants-anarchists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week’s tumultuous May Day protests got many of us wondering: What is May </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">all about, anyway?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a workers’ holiday in Europe for years, but when did it become a big deal in the U.S.? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SUNY Empire State College history professor Jacob </span>Remes says<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last week’s hubbub—from the union involvement to the spotlight on immigration, to the anarchist presence and police response—all fit right in to May Day’s radical history.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:10:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8675 at http://kplu.org How May Day began in 1886 with workers, immigrants, anarchists What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day http://kplu.org/post/what-phoenix-jones-and-his-sidekicks-encountered-may-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When mayhem broke out late May Day, Phoenix Jones and his wife were having dinner at a restaurant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jones, having attended earlier events with his sidekicks, had thought the day would end peacefully.</span></p><p>“All of a sudden, the phone trips and there’s a riot going on,” he said.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:05:09 +0000 Martha Kang 8652 at http://kplu.org What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day Snapshots: Why people marched on May Day http://kplu.org/post/snapshots-why-people-marched-may-day <p>Thousands of people gathered in Seattle for the May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. So we asked some of them: What inspired you to march?</p><p>You can also view their photos and answers on <a href="http://pinterest.com/kplufm/why-people-marched-on-may-day/" target="_blank">our Pinterest page</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:53:41 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8639 at http://kplu.org Snapshots: Why people marched on May Day Photos: Thousands march for rights on May Day http://kplu.org/post/photos-thousands-march-rights-may-day <p>Thousands of people marched from Seattle's Judkins Park to the federal building downtown on May Day to show support for workers' rights and immigration reform.&nbsp;</p><p>You can view additional photos on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42677472@N04/sets/72157633380363479/with/8699633023/" target="_blank">our Flickr page</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:50:22 +0000 Justin Steyer 8642 at http://kplu.org Photos: Thousands march for rights on May Day No show of violence as thousands gather for May Day rally, march http://kplu.org/post/no-show-violence-thousands-gather-may-day-rally-march <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A planned rally and march for workers and immigration reform progressed without interruptions by anarchists Wednesday, easing fears of another violent May Day.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of people gathered at&nbsp;Judkins&nbsp;Park, behind St. Mary's Church, f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or the Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several unions were present, as were some representatives of the Occupy movement. Many people were displaying the flags of U.S. and Mexico, as well as signs urging comprehensive immigration reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 02:00:50 +0000 Martha Kang, Ashley Gross, Bellamy Pailthorp, Gabriel Spitzer & Paula Wissel 8635 at http://kplu.org No show of violence as thousands gather for May Day rally, march May Day events planned in Seattle, Olympia http://kplu.org/post/may-day-events-planned-seattle-olympia <p><iframe height="327" src="http://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/view?mid=zjHTWK_zlkmI.k9j6C9VVDef4" width="580"></iframe></p><p>A number of events are planned for May Day in Seattle and Olympia.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The interactive map above and the timeline below list the planned rallies and marches. </span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:27:35 +0000 Martha Kang 8626 at http://kplu.org