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Six More Marxist Students Disappear in China on May Day

A Chinese student activist group dedicated to Marxism announced on Tuesday that six of its members vanished, presumably into the clutches of the Chinese security apparatus, after they declared their intention to work alongside laborers on International Labor Day, better known as May Day.

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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.”

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

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.

VIdeo grab showing a man who burst in front of the May Day march waving a US flag, at Revolution Square in Havana, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP TV / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Puerto Rico bailout (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

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.

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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.

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.