Photo essay: May Day March for Immigrants and Workers
by Sharon H Chang
Author, activist and photographer Sharon H. Chang took photos at the annual march in Seattle held in solidarity for immigrants and workers rights.
May 6, 2019
May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines
by Susan Fried
One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
May 2, 2018
Seattle May Day marchers “share songs, share space” to support immigrants, workers
by Damme Getachew
Dozens of local organizations gathered Monday afternoon for the May Day March from Judkins Park to Seattle Center to support workers and immigrants rights.
May 2, 2017
May Day rallies around the world
People in Turkey, Chile, Ivory Coast, Cuba and more marked the international workers' day of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations.
Why We March: Snapshots from Seattle May Day
by DJ Martinez
For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.
May 1, 2016
Is “Riot Privilege” ruining Seattle May Day marches?
by Goorish Wibneh
Are anarchist window-smashers exploiting white privilege and endangering peaceful Seattle May Day marchers? Activists say it's more complicated than that.
Apr 28, 2016
Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers
by Seth Halleran
Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014
May Day marchers turn out in force to sway immigration reform
by Ian Terry
On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and the state of activism today.
May 1, 2013
Grassroots action adds a missing voice to the immigration reform debate
by Jacob Galfano
In honor of May Day, here’s a point by point critique of the proposed immigration reform bill by a representative of the May First Action Coalition, a group of grassroots organizations sponsoring the May Day march.
Apr 30, 2013
May Day gets rowdy, but immigration activists stay on message
by Ian Terry
More than 80 countries officially celebrated International Worker’s Day yesterday. Demonstrators from Chile to the Philippines, Spain to Tunisia called for everything from higher wages to the overthrow of corrupt leaders. The May Day holiday is not officially observed in the US. Instead, we have Labor Day, which started in the late 1800’s as a […]
May 2, 2012