May 1, 2012

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May 1, 2012

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Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the US doesn't celebrate May 1 as an official national holiday. But this year, unions, immigrant activists and Occupiers are resurrecting May Day for Americans. Peter Dreier reports on how activists are breathing new life into May Day.

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What Feminists Can Learn From the GOP
JESSICA VALENTI | Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.
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Welcome to the 2012 Hunger Games
REBECCA SOLNIT | Sending debt peonage, poverty and freaky weather into the arena.
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Can Romney Win Over Young Voters?
BEN ADLER | Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it.
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Scott Walker Blames Protests for Record Job Losses
JOHN NICHOLS | Wisconsin's governor once warned against suggesting that protests and recalls were causing job losses. Now, as his own job is threatened, he says dissent is the problem.
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Want to Understand the 1992 LA Riots? Start with the 1984 LA Olympics
DAVE ZIRIN | The causes were many, but police brutality and economic insecurity were supercharged in Los Angeles after the 1984 Olympics.
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