Occupy’s liberation from liberalism: the real meaning of May Day | via P2P Foundation

Occupy’s May Day rebirth, forging a new alliance of activists and union members, was a historic moment of anti-capitalist struggle


guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 May 2012 16.54 BST

A protest dog during the May Day demonstrations in Athens, Greece

A protest dog during the May Day demonstrations in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Nikolas Georgiou/Demotix/Corbis

The US press seems to have decided that the Occupy movement is no longer a story. Pretty much no matter what we do. In New York, on May Day, something between 50,000 and 100,000 people marched through the streets – we don’t know the exact numbers because most papers didn’t report the event at all, and therefore, didn’t bother to make estimates. In California, there were blockades and walkouts. In Seattle, one band of protestors relived the famous Black Bloc actions of November 1999, smashing many of the same corporate windows – and even that didn’t make national news!

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