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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May Day 2012

For May Day this year, let's start with a little music. Here's a Woody Guthrie tune, "from Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Concert (Clearwater Concert), Madison Square Garden, 5/3/09. Featuring Billy Bragg, Mike & Ruthy Merenda, Dar Williams [and the] New York City Labor Chorus":

This version (can't be embedded) is by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Arlo Guthrie, with Arlo telling stories and adding the funny "Ladies Auxilary" at the end. The sound ain't great, but it's decent and the segment's worth a listen.

Some other May Day related posts from the blogroll:

Alicublog: "What They Really Want." Roy Edroso finds a doozy. (I really do prefer it when conservatives just come out and say what they actually think. It's also worth reading the older piece Roy links.)

Crooks and Liars: Karoli provides "Why MayDay Matters: GE Versus Hard-Working Employees."

Paul Krugman: "Wasting Our Minds." Krugman looks at education and jobs, and the failures of conservative policies on both.

TBogg: "Kenyan Socialist Barack Obama Is Now A Late 19th Century German Marxist." Technically not for May Day, but how can you resist that title, and why would you want to?

Meanwhile, Digby notes that it's also Codpiece Day.

If you wrote a labor-themed post for May Day, feel free to link it in the comments. Thanks.

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