Kent State University protests in May of 1970, do you know?
good question...this country was in a lot of turmoil then, the war was the total focal point and protesters ruled the land. it wasn't a pretty time in our history. the events that took place at kent were a tragedy of errors, this is why you really don't see the NG policing demonstrations or riots anymore. it's overkill. the military is trained to do one thing...kill and destroy things...they are not capable of doing police work!!! and shouldn't be asked to...it's not their job. the military is for our countries protection. the governor was totally at fault for this. the NG were not commanded very well either...they should have never fixed bayonets of mags. now as far as the protesters, they got the tail end of a comedy of errors due to the way they had acted for years of protests that had gotten out of hand. the reason they were protesting was another escalation to the war(which in my opinion was warranted, as we knew how to win the conflict and that was another facet that had to be dealt with). protests haven't changed much over the years other than the fact the NG will not be brought in to do police work. if the MSM would do their job and report the news like they should, i think people would see who and what type of people and organizations are more prone to being nasty than others. most of the heavy duty protests are in other countries(watch the G20 summit coming up)that get really violent.
Have the illegal alien May Day protesters acquired permits for their demonstrations?
Here they have but it's at great tax payer expense. It' going to make traffic a nightmare and messing up the bus systems to accomodate them. They're a tad ticked though.....the police change their route so they're expecting some chaos from those who aren't aware of the changes. These guys have some pretty radical organizations backing them and don't seem to get there wouldn't be such a turn-out if they had to do it on their own dime like citizens do.
Basicly it's more demands to not enforce our laws.
why labour day is celebrated in September instead of on 1st may in the us,? (please read details)?
A day off is a day off. It is nice to be aware of history, but our holidays are not spaced evenly enough as it is. It is a wonder the government and big business gives us any days off. I think they still work at Walmart and other stores on Labor Day. Some (all) employers think a day to celebrate work should be celebrated working!
When May 1st, or the day when all those mexicans were protesting about the immigration thing, did you notice?
On May 1st, I noticed alot of people were really happy and shopping. Traffic was great. Mexicans take it personally because 65% of the illegal population comes from Mexico. Of course they will raise a stink, they hate America but they love our money.
Why is it that the Police Department can get away with beating innocent people? Especially Women?
The police were almost certainly justified in taking action against the crowd of young men that was provoking them, but they went way beyond what was necessary. They used it as an excuse to become bullies with badges and sticks roughing up people who were obviously taking part in a peaceful rally. Nothing will happen unless good people stay on public officials and demand that the police be held accountable for their actions and reprimanded.
Is the left really concerned about political violence?
Against them, yes. In general, no.
In the sixties when armed students would hold up college officials, and mail bombs were going off by the hundreds in the "summer of love" in California, did they care? Sort of. They usually bowed to them to get the heat off instead of becoming outraged that Mommy's little angel turned radical activist pointed a gun at them in the name of the people.
They never cared about ALF, ELF, or the other Leftist terrorists. Even though they were on the FBI's number one list for domestic threats. They didn't care about Kenneth Gladney getting beaten, and he was a black man getting racist taunts(from SEIU members..Barry's peeps, remember) and wasn't even technically a Tea Party guy. Oh, that Jindal staffer who got her leg broke in five places and her boyfriend with the broken jaw.
I remember years ago when I read that some of the guys from thefire.org wrote a book called "The Shadow University" describing political correctness on campuses...conservative student papers would routinely get stolen and the University wouldn't do anything about it. Things would get defaced, no punishment. One in awhile you might get a case of actual violence, like when a student group left someone to watch over property that was getting defaced and multiple pinko students beat the crap out of him. The conservatives were often naive and unprepared for the radicalism from the student groups(Mommy's little monsters) and the establishment Leftist attitude from the Universities.
Now, they cared when threats were made against them over health care, but famous people and politicians especially get lots of death threats. Some of the Republican guys were actually having people arrested for REAL threats(one guy got threatened with dismemberment) but all you heard in the media was about these anonymous people who said frightening things, but never actually did anything.
You're right, they have treated the coverage of the non-violent Tea Parties differently from the violent Anti-Arizona May Day(well duh, it's MAY DAY!!! Revolution!) protests. You know, conservatives debate whether judges or spending or the war etc. are the most important threat facing us, the biggest hurdle for the Right. But the biggest problem is the US media. Every problem the Right has goes back to the media sooner or later, how it shapes opinion. Just signing up for the MRC emails isn't enough anymore.
But you know, I was listening to a talk show the other night and a caller was talking about his opposition to Arizona and arguing with the hosts over May Day violence. Finally he just said that Arizona made people angry and if violence happened, so be it. He openly said it was okay. It was a hispanic guy and flatly didn't care if anyone got hurt.
As long as his will was done.
What will these recent May Day demonstrations mean to today's hard-pressed unions?
Not much is emerging. I understand that AFL-CIO cut a deal with some of the day labor groups, and the Teamsters at the Long Beach Port marched today with the pro-illegal groups, but that is about it.
The fact is that illegal immigration or open borders to workers, either one, is bad for unionization. That is why wages are at the lowest percentage of gross domestic product since 1947.
Latin Americans in the US are calling for a day of protest May 1st, 2006. Do you think this will impact the US
I don't know how much good it will do, but I think it is long over due. People tend to look down on Latin, Hispanic, and Spanish Americans, and forget to give them credit for the good they bring to out country.
I don't think it'd be fair to provide you with the answer but I think there is a good article on it in "Sociology: exploring the architecture of everyday life." Specifically I'd read ""Aquí estamos y no nos vamos": Global Capital and Immigrant Rights," by William I. Robinson. As for labor demonstrations I believe there is some good information on that in said article, as well as some posts on NPR.org. In fact I think your study guide might have the exact links.
DO you think The Mexican immigrants are protesting the wrong thing on May first?
It is really hard to overthrow the system of corruption. Did you guys hear of the labor rights leader that recently got assassinated? I will look up his name and post. It is really sad when people are trying to fight for fair wages and rights, only to get slaughtered by big $$$.
FOUND IT:Joint Statement by Teamsters and AFL-CIO Regarding the Murder of Teamster José Gilberto Soto
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) continue to demand a credible and transparent investigation of the murder of Teamster José Gilberto Soto, who was shot to death on November 5, 2004 in Usulutan, El Salvador. Efforts to date by the Salvadoran authorities have demonstrated glaring inadequacies that lead to on-going doubts about the institutional capacity to bring true justice in this case and for all Salvadorans.
How did tea partiers have 100's of protests with no arrests and one day protest nets 2 arrests for immigration?
The Tea Partiers have been treated too nicely. They should have been herded into "free speech zones" just as the Bush administration did with anti-Bush demonstrators. The Arizona protestors are angry with a cause. The hypocritical Tea Partiers have no just cause.
Why are illegals still protesting with the Flag of Mexico ?Many call for immigration reform during May Day?
They do not feel like Americans in their heart, only Mexicans, they do this and so much more because they are a take-over bunch when you think about it.... they think we 'owe' them whatever they demand even though they are here illegally. This doesn't make common sense, of course. They vote by the millions now in any election they want to, they get unemployment benefits now too because "it's too cumbersome to check every social security number". If you give illegals as much or more than citizens get, illegals will take it and demand more. Several years ago in L.A. they had signs on freeways that had a new name for CA that made clear it was a part of Mexico in so many words, our governor had it taken down.
Will May 29th be forever know as national immigrant day after all the protests?
Maybe it will be in Mexico but over here we give thanks to our troops and the sacrifices many have made to have the country we have.These protests are doing no good when millions do not have work the last thing we need is 20 million illegals standing in line to take work for very low wages
Do you know what May Day means in the United States? What is your opinion on these protest demonstrations?
may day is a communist/socialist day to have parades, etc. In America we shouldn't have it...the immigrants/laborist (read world workers party, read world communist party) chose it to, as usual, throw it in our face...they can all go to hell as far as I am concerned...get your asses back to work and stop breaking our laws to enter our country illegally.
Why did the Communist and Socialist Organizations set up the immigration protests on "May Day"?
May Day is actually rooted in US history. On May 1, 1886, workers throughout the United States held major strikes for the eight-hour day.
In Chicago, these strikes culminated in the Haymarket massacre (May 4, 1886) and subsequent trial. The next day in Milwaukee was the Bay View Massacre.
May 1 was established to commemorate these two events and to remember the eight-hour day strikes.
Should May Day marchers be on a terrorist watch list due to the violence that erupted during the protests?
Do some research on who sponsored the May Day protests. How did they organize so quickly, what did it take? One week?
Oh, wait! It was organized by......
Working Families Party
Socialist Party USA wsws.org
Revolution Communist Party
Assosiation of Raza Educators...
May Day is actually a spring festival day to welcome spring and ward off evil spirits. http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/germany/may-day Nothing to do with Hitler like that douchebag suggested. And the May Day protests in Europe are about government spending I think. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6400XL20100501
Was the Times Square bomb planted by Hispanic Supremacists and Pro-illegal extremists as part of the May Day?
it was reported that the explosive (device) inside the SUV
was "amateurish", poorly designed,
built with little or no skills,
using low grade materials
that rules out arab terrorists and white supremists
draw your own conclusions
Why is the state controlled media silent about the violence at the may day protests?
It's certainly no surprise that the media wouldn't cover violence at the May Day protests because it doesn't go with the narrative that they have created regarding illegal immigration.
The mainstream media has created a narrative where all illegals are "undocumented" - that they didn't do anything illegal (like entering the country illegally); that all illegals are nice maids, domestic workers, construction workers, and fruit/vegetable pickers.
They don't include stories about the tremendous crime wave hitting Arizona and the border states. Phoenix, Arizona leads the US in kidnappings. It's a scary way of life for US citizens in that city and border states.
They don't include stories about how the huge number of illegal immigrants are straining hospitals (so much so they have to be closed), schools (some of which had to be closed) and the prison system.
The media is not interested in giving us all the facts regarding the problem of illegal immigration - because they don't want to get in the way of the Obama administration giving amnesty to potentially 11-15 million new Democrats.
Don't expect honesty from the mainstream media.
Where do you expect more violence, a tea-party protest or this weekends May Day immigration protests?
This is a bated question. The answer is obvious. Many protesters at immigration rallies have been known to become violent as have many anti war protesters. Tea Party protesters have never shown violence. A lot of heated rhetoric. But no violence.