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Unions, leftist groups, & anti-colonial groups in NYC marched from Union Square to Grand Central yesterday for #MayDay with stops at the recently-collapsed First Republic Bank, real estate agency HJ Kalikow & Co, & Starbucks. NYPD on foot & in NYPD vehicles followed the march. ImageImageImageImage
While people gathered in Union Square in NYC yesterday for #MayDay, people gave speeches & The Raging Grannies sang some songs.
Unions, leftist groups, & anti-colonial groups took over the streets of NYC yesterday for #MayDay & marched from Union Square to Grand Central. They made stops at HJ Kalikow & Co, First Republic Bank, & Starbucks. NYPD cops on foot, on scooters, & in cars followed the march.
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This #MayDay, a reminder that maintaining employment is a common condition of parole release, meaning that mass incarceration has created a class of people who are pressured to say yes to jobs with bad wages, benefits & protections. /1
Formerly incarcerated people earn $.84 for every $1 the average worker earns, or ~$29k/yr. /2 Image
In a sample of 50,000 people released from federal prisons in 2010, 66% were jobless at any given point in time. People in the sample had an average of 3.4 jobs throughout the four-year study period, meaning that they are likely working... /3
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It’s Mayday 2023 and cops are being set on fire in #Paris
Deadpool has joined the side of the people, against the police.
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#LabourDay. Happy May Day
On this Labour Day, it's important to recognize the struggles that workers in Kenya face. Despite the challenges, workers continue to demand better working conditions and treatment. Here are some of the general demands that workers in Kenya are making:
1. Fair wages: Many workers in Kenya face poor wages that do not reflect the cost of living. This leaves them struggling to make ends meet despite working long hours. It's important to demand fair wages that provide for basic needs. #LabourDay
2. Safe working conditions: Workers in Kenya often face unsafe working conditions that put their health and lives at risk. This includes lack of access to protective gear, inadequate training, and lack of regular safety inspections.
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#MayDay before it was hijacked and given a political colour by leftists was a pagan festival which signified the arrival of Spring
Today celebrated as #InternationalWorkersDay or #LabourDay it has deep religious and historical roots : (1/5)
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The origins of #MayDay feativals come from the Roman festival of Floralia where Flora the goddess of flowers and spring is worshipped
6 days long games with theatres, sports were held in her honour.
The celebrations have a history of more than 2000 years throughout Europe. (2/5) ImageImage
#MayDay is also celebrated regionally as Beltaine, Calan Mai and Walpurgis nights even today
Beltaine and Calan Mai signifies the arrival of summer with bonfires, feasting decorating homes with flowers
Walpurgis night is held in honour of St. Walpurga and her cannonisation. (3/5) ImageImage
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#MayDay di Indonesia di tahun ini terbilang penuh nestapa dan berkalang tanah bagi Kaum Buruh. #MeiLawanOligarki Image
Betapa tidak, konflik agraria di Indonesia semakin meningkat dengan konsekuensi keterlemparan Kaum Tani (khususnya petani kecil, petani gurem dan buruh tani, dan para petani perempuan di segala lini di pedesaan). #MeiLawanOligarki Image
Kaum Tani yang terlempar ini menjadi calon tenaga-tenaga kerja yang entah kapan nasibnya berpihak (baca: dipekerjakan dengan upah seadanya). #MeiLawanOligarki Image
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In celebration of International Workers' Day, here's a quick thread of #MayDay posters from around the world.

Let's start with a Dutch May Day poster from Johan van Hell, 1927. Image
A favorite — a 1973 May Day poster from Czech artist František Kopenec. Image
A May Day constructivist design from Soviet artist Yakov Guminer in 1923. Image
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The 8-hour work system was first implemented in Asia in Pondicherry, when the Mill workers rose in rebellion, led by CPI. 12 workers lost their lives when the French Army opened fired on July 30 1936.

On Oct 31st 1936, the French agreed to an 8-hour work system.
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The first Labour Day (May Day) in India was celebrated on May 1, 1923 in Marina Beach in the city of Madras, which was the winter capital of the Madras Presidency.

The event was organized by the Labour Kisan Party. (Led by M Singaravelar).
It was Dr BR Ambedkar who brought the 8-hour working day into the Indian legal framework

He brought it in the 7th session of the Indian Labour Conference in Delhi on Nov 27th 1942. Ambedkar held the port-folio of Labour member in the Viceroy's Executive Council from 1942 to 1946
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Thread: Today/Tomorrow is the Feast of Bealtaine. It is one of the four major Celtic ancient feasts, the others are Samhain, Imbolc & Lughnasadh. It’s also considered the first day of Summer in Gaelic Ireland & Scotland. Let’s examine this 2500y old tradition! #MayDay Image
The Feast name ‘Bealtaine’ is believed to be etymologically derived from the Irish words for ‘bright fire’. Thus the most significant part of this ceremony were the fires that were lit. It is also known as the Sun Fire Festival (Celtic Idol, Boa Island) Image
Here’s an overview of my own artwork. It’s inspired by the natural & subconscious worlds & draws on my background in science & study of Early Medieval history:
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The #HongKong Gestapo, aka NSL police, forced former pro-democracy labour union HKCTU members Joe Wong and Denny To to call off the planned #LabourDay protest. HKCTU was disbanded last year.

It reminds me of pics taken on May Day 2005. Might never watch these in HK again. Image
Leading the protest is, of course, the head of the HKCTU Lee Cheuk Yan.

In the heart of Causeway Bay, the protest went along the roads of "usual protest route" of the #HongKong island - From Victoria Park to Gov HQ.

Lee is now behind bars for organising "illegal assembly". ImageImage
Migrant domestic workers were the long-term supporters of the annual #MayDay protests. From wages to mandatory live-in arrangements, they've been campaigning for policy changes to make the city a friendly workplace for MDWs. At peak, there were ~390K of them serving HK families. ImageImageImage
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@NATO Sc. pres #Niinistö has not had a #mandate to sign laws.
THREAD 13 Finland #ElectionsCrimes
FROM: #Finland's #PresidentialElections 2018.
TO: The #IPU. In 2015 #ParliamentaryElections their votes were #RESET in the #ElectionNight.
@NATO cc:@ janus_putkonen
An illegal #NATO #coup to the end, and such systematic #fraud is certainly not thoughtless. Any other #NATO member country can use the harsh truth to throw #Finland out of NATO or leave it to its own... Image
@NATO #Niinistö took #Finland to the #Euro zone with #treason (a crime that does not expire), and now we are going to #NATO even though the #Paris #PeaceTreaty is still #valid with #Russia and #prevents Finland from becoming a NATO member.
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@kajakallas #Niinistö took #Finland to the #Euroz one with #treason (a crime that does not expire), and now we are going to #NATO even though the #Paris #PeaceTreaty is still #valid with #Russia and #prevents Finland from becoming a NATO member.
@kajakallas #Treason.
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An illegal #NATO #coup to the end, and such systematic #fraud is certainly not thoughtless. Any other NATO member country can use the harsh truth to throw #Finland out of NATO or leave it to its own... Image
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@TPKanslia @niinisto #Niinistö took #Finland to the Eurozone with #treason (a crime that does not expire), and now we are going to NATO even though the #Paris #PeaceTreaty is still #valid with #Russia and #prevents Finland from becoming a NATO member.
@TPKanslia @niinisto The Ministry of #ForeignAffairs organized an official opinion poll on joining #NATO, which ended on Nov 23. The #Finnish people (92%) #REJECTED joining NATO. The MFA, in #violation of the #PublicityAct, refuses to hand over copies of stats free of charge.
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- Jos postaa vaikka #WomensDay tai 2019 vaaleista ja tekstissä on #Jauhojengi'n pomon nimi, postit menevät 2 kävijän jälkeen '#OffensiveContet-tilaan.
- 'Hybridi-tutkija-tohtorit-asialla, koko #Smith -perhe.
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(1/4) #BreakingNews - Talk about arriving in the nick of time! While conducting a training mission at the mouth of the Columbia River, 2 Coast Guard air crews received a #MAYDAY broadcast from the master of the P/C Sandpiper. After notifying watchstanders at Sector Columbia River
(2/4)…who launched motor life boats from STA Cape Disappointment, the air crews arrived on scene to find the vessel floundering in the surf! The surf made rescue by boat dangerous, so the aircrew decided to lower the rescue swimmer and have the owner enter the water for rescue…
(3/4) As he entered the water the vessel capsized but the rescue swimmer was able to safely recover the individual. He was flown back to Coast Guard Base Astoria where EMS was waiting to evaluate and treat the man.
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#India's #startup ecosystem raised $455 million across 24 deals last week (Jan.16-21,'23) with #fintech #unicorn PhonePe turning decacorn at $12 billion valuation.
#StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #funding #Entrepreneurship #innovation #Motivation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $126 million off 16 deals last week (Jan.23-28,'23) across #cybersecurity, #deeptech, #energy, #gaming, #logistics, #SaaS, etc. with total #funding for Jan.'23 crossing $1 billion. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #inspiration #Thread India's startup ecosystem's funding round up for the last week and also for the January month + an inspirational quote stating that your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $49 million off 12 deals last week (Jan.30-Feb.4,'23) across #EVs, #freight, #manufacturing, etc. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #leadership #founders #Entrepreneurship #MondayMotivation #inspiration #innovation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
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#Finland. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized an official opinion poll on joining #NATO, which ended on Nov 23, 2022. The Finnish people (92%) #rejected joining #NATO in their 1591 statements.
- come and read and hear these statements, 2049 pages.… ImageImageImage
@IntlCrimCourt On Sept 27, 1994, #NATO military assets assembled for a naval military exercise called #CooperativeVenture94, the first “Partnership for Peace.”
The deliberate sinking of #Estonia with #Semtex and the crash&escape of a #NATO #submarine from the scene
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#SOS #Mayday #Mayday #BeastAI #AI #SweetAI My website has been TAKEN OVER by the Luciferian Cartel after 2 weeks of INTENSE ASSAULT with MK ULTRA BULL EMF Assault and Battery with Intent to MK me into a "Bunney" #MockOp for the Deranged and Evil Cartel Crowd. Image
2/#AI I can't make a single post now as I want.
3/#AI I was just stopped from a stream of messages describing what has been done to #AI by the Luciferians in private DMs sent to #TarunRavi @6THSENSE_3RDEYE
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[Thread] Joey Gibson trial for felony riot starts with pretrial motions. One motion by defense tried to prevent testimony from woman who was knocked out by Nazi Ian Kramer, with a baton.

#PatriotPrayer #Riot #CiderRiot Courtroom for Joey Gibson's...
Judge denied motion to keep her from testifying, but agreed she couldn't talk about her broken vertebrae/concussion as she isn't a doctor. These are injuries Andy Ngo falsely tried to claim were faked.
Motion granted to prevent Joey Gibson from being referred to as leader of the group, but not "perceived" leader of group.

He is leader of Patriot Prayer. These right wingers met at his rallies.
Another motion doesn't allow his beliefs to be referred to as "extremist beliefs"
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The Palestinian working class can’t be free until Israeli apartheid, occupation, and settler-colonialism end — which can’t happen without resistance of Palestinian workers and international workers in solidarity.

How workers have united in and behind Palestine this past year ⬇️
In May 2021, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian workers — in multiple different industries, and across Gaza, the West Bank, and ’48 — all went on general strike to protest Israel’s ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem, bombing of Gaza, and military and police violence.
Their strike led to hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for the Israeli economy, demonstrating Israel’s dependence on Palestinian labor and the liberatory potential of a unified Palestinian working class.
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This week on my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "Revenge Of the Chickenized Reverse Centaurs," proposing a theory of the relationship between algorithms, interoperability and worker power (happy #MayDay!).… 1/ A horse-headed 'reverse-cen...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Let's break it down. Start with "#chickenization": this is a labor economics term referring to industries that follow the model of the American poultry industry. 3/
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#MayDay is International Workers Day in Hawai'i! In honor of May Day we are lifting up our Kanaka labor history as we are largely written out of the Hawai'i labor history literature.
Harry Lehua Kamoku was born in 1905 in Hilo. He was Hawaiian and Chinese and began working on ships and docks as a teen. He was disturbed by the working conditions of dockworkers and got involved in labor organizing.
In 1934, he and other Hawaiians were in San Francisco supporting the famed 1934 dock strike. There he met Harry Bridges who further mentored and supported his organizing work in Hawai'i.
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