It has begun. Thousands of events across America, planned for May Day, or “International Workers Day” an international holiday recognized by 75 different nations, but ironically enough, not by the U.S., a nation whom typically logs some of the longest work weeks, with the fewest benefits and least vacation time out of any of the western industrialized nations.
I don’t typically link yahoo news articles, because it’s not one of my preferred sources. However, this article has some great photos of the “propaganda art” that has been used by Occupy Sites around the nation to publicize the event. Art has played a central role in OWS, and likewise with all resistance movements.
It is this aspect of the yahoo article I find enlightening and refreshing. Additionally, one of they purposes expressed for this blog was to broaden the number of media outlets individuals are exposed to, because typically we get our information from only a select few, limiting our perceptions. While Yahoo has an incredibly wide readership, it has not traditionally been one of mine— this post represents me heeding my own advice, in an attempt to diversify my information sources. ;)
Hope you enjoy it.