Sunday, May 01, 2005
Happy Mayday, everybody! And according to AP, it’s off to a bang:
Millions of workers staged largely peaceful May Day rallies worldwide, from a rally of 5,000 Bangladeshis seeking a minimum wage to the streets of Moscow where labor union workers rallied against sweeping social reforms. Workers gave voice to a wide range of demands or expressed their solidarity on the traditional international labor holiday.
Hundreds of thousands of Japanese workers also rallied for a global ban on nuclear weapons, ahead of the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, after U.S. planes dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaski.
House party tonight. Must go prepare the roasted lamb. My turn to host.