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Oakland anti-Trump protest (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Communist Antifa Members Burn Effigy of President Trump

Members of the Los Angeles cell of the Red Guards, an “Antifa” group, hung an effigy of President Donald Trump during their May Day celebrations and protests in Boyle Heights last week, and called for a violent revolution against the “capitalist state.”

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NGO: Cuba Doubled Political Prisoners in One Year

An NGO operating clandestinely in Cuba reported this week that the number of political prisoners held on the island doubled between April 2016 and April 2017, following reports of yet another mass arrest of dissidents at an airport in Havana.

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Cuban Man Who Interrupted May Day Waving U.S. Flag Is Missing, Says Family

The family of a Cuban man arrested on Monday for waving an American flag during the nation’s communist May Day celebration says his whereabouts are unknown. They fear the government has taken him as a prisoner of conscience for his repeated public displays of rejection of dictator Raúl Castro and communism generally.

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NYT Op-Ed: Communism Gave Americans ‘Sense of One’s Own Humanity’

In anticipation of May Day, the international communist holiday, the New York Times published an opinion piece celebrating the American communists of the twentieth century, arguing that communism – an ideology that has killed 100 million people – gave Americans a “sense of one’s own humanity.”

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PICS: Anti-Le Pen Riots in Paris, Police Attacked

Two police have been injured as riots erupted in Paris, after supporter and opponents of populist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen took to the streets for a May Day workers’ march.

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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Secures $295 Million in Budget Agreement

San Juan – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello made headlines in the territory when he defended the island’s request for more Medicaid funding after President Donald Trump blasted the proposal as a “bailout.” But behind the scenes, the governor is working closely with the Trump administration to win more fiscal support.

Puerto Rico bailout (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

Puerto Rico to File Largest Public Sector Bankruptcy in History

Puerto Rico is set to file the largest public sector bankruptcy in history after vulture capitalist hedge funds that bought big pieces of the island’s $73 billion in defaulted debt for pennies-on the-dollar refused to take $24 billion haircut.

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Facebook Will Let Workers Join Glorious May Day Protests

Facebook, Inc. is encouraging its employees, and the workers at its outsourced labor contractors, to walk out on International Workers’ Day — May Day — and join unions, communists and Black Bloc enforcers in protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions.

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FARC Terror Leaders March Openly in Cuba’s May Day Parade

The leaders of the world’s wealthiest non-jihadist terrorist organization, the FARC, marched openly alongside thousands forced to carry posters of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution for Marxist International Workers’ Day celebrations Sunday.

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UK Labour Chief Corbyn Rejects Call To Denounce Hamas, Hezbollah

The Times of Israel reports: British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rebuffed calls Sunday to denounce contacts with terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah, while declaring that his party is against anti-Semitism, amid a roiling scandal over accusations of widespread anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sentiments among Labourites.

An activist waves an Israeli flag outside Israel's embassy in Moscow to voice support for the current Israeli military action in Lebanon, 23 July 2006 in Moscow.

5,000 Israeli Teenagers March To Mark International Workers’ Day

Ynetnews reports: Over 5,000 teenagers, members of the youth groups HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed (The General Federation of Students and Young Workers in Israel) and Dror-Israel (educational movement), marched in Tel Aviv on Sunday afternoon to mark May 1, the International Workers’ Day.

Anti-capitalist protesters take part in a May Day demonstration, Friday, May 1, 2015 in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

May Day Turns Violent in Seattle, Three Cops Injured

Demonstrators clashed with police in two cities in the Pacific Northwest late Friday, with marchers throwing rocks and chairs at officers as the evening gatherings spiraled into mayhem.

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Blue State Blues: Israel Is a Failed Socialism’s Great Success

TEL AVIV — May 1 is still a significant day in Israel. There are marches through the center of Tel Aviv celebrating May Day and the solidarity of the international working class. (The international working class has shown considerably less interest in solidarity with Israel, but never mind.) Today, Israel is more “start-up nation” than workers’ paradise, known more for the entrepreneurship of its Internet millionaires than for the power of its labor unions or the collectivism of the kibbutz.

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WaPo: May 1 Should be Declared Victims of Communism Day

Today is May Day. Since 2007, I have defended the idea of using this date as an international Victims of Communism Day. I outlined the rationale for this proposal (which is not my original idea) in my very first post on the subject.