Max link up some good May Day reading (this, particularly, and Cosma's eighth post might invoke the spirit of the day), and the Germans show us how to really party in their 16th year of annual May Day chaos:
Nothing like a little bonfire to keep warm at the picnic.
Workers everywhere else around the world manage to turn out for peaceful celebrations, and in America the few folks who remember what it is get together at the holiday's birthplace.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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