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5:34 PM, May 1st, 2012

newsweek:

Union Square is PACKED right now. Or shall we say, occupied.

Protesters are about to march from Union Square to Wall Street. 

Reblogged from Newsweek
1:19 PM, May 1st, 2012
newsweek:

When we heard (on this live stream, that’s currently off the air) that some May Day protesters started marching toward a Chipotle in midtown, we thought we’d give them a heads-up. Hopefully they’re making some burritos, because the picketers aren’t super happy with some of their political decisions that we believe have to do with immigrant hiring practices. 
Follow our May Day live blog for more. 

Check nwktumblr, as well as our live blog, for more May Day updates as the day goes on. 

newsweek:

When we heard (on this live stream, that’s currently off the air) that some May Day protesters started marching toward a Chipotle in midtown, we thought we’d give them a heads-up. Hopefully they’re making some burritos, because the picketers aren’t super happy with some of their political decisions that we believe have to do with immigrant hiring practices. 

Follow our May Day live blog for more. 

Check nwktumblr, as well as our live blog, for more May Day updates as the day goes on. 

Reblogged from Newsweek
11:50 AM, May 1st, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, May 1st

  1. Report: Bank of America to Cut 2,000 Jobs: Bank of America is planning on cutting 2,000 jobs—including 400 in its investment banking, corporate banking, and sales and trading units—The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 
  2. May Day Protests Across the GlobeHappy May Day! Workers across the globe planned strikes and marches to demand better labor conditions on Tuesday, while Occupy Wall Street hopes to launch a spring awakening of its protest movement. Occupy called for “no work, no school, no shopping, no banking” throughout the country, as spokesman Mark Bray said the movement wants to show that the “99 percenters make things run in this country.”
  3. Bin Laden Planned Obama Assassination: In the months before his death, Osama bin Laden planned assassinations of President Obama, General Petraeus, and other U.S. officials, while also considering changing the name of al Qaeda due to “disaster after disaster.” John Brennan, President Obama’s top counterterrorism official, said the documents found in the raid that killed bin Laden showed that he felt the terrorism network had become a “shadow” of its former self and its core leadership would soon be “no longer relevant.” 
  4. M.P.s: Rupert Murdoch Not ‘Fit’Members of the British Parliament who are investigating phone hacking called Rupert Murdoch “not a fit person” to lead News Corp. and said he had misled them. Murdoch “turned a blind eye and exhibited willful blindness,” said the report by the 11-member House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport. 
  5. Clinton Heads to ChinaU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left for China on Monday, where a blind dissident is reportedly being protected at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Both governments avoided making any official comments about Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest last week, but officials said that Chen is expected to demand to stay in China and continue his campaign for reform.

Photo: “NYPD arrest #OWS protester in Midtown, Manhattan for ‘jaywalking’ #m1gs” (via @_mikehayes, @timcast) Watch Tim Pool’s live stream. You can also follow tweets from the protests.  

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