Politics 01 May 2006 09:44 am

May Day Marches

Thousands of people marched all around the world to mark International Workers Day today. From Moscow to Ramallah the people hit the streets in peaceful demonstrations. The BBC website have put together one of those In pictures widgets to mark the occassion. Take a look.
Meanwhile in Washington they marched for Darfur as well. And another BBC widget on the Washington Darfur March here.

Looks like it was an amazing march and the Washington Post carries the story well:

They wore skullcaps, turbans, headscarves, yarmulkes, baseball hats and bandanas. There were pastors, rabbis, imams, youths from churches and youths from synagogues. They cried out phrases in Arabic and held signs in Hebrew. But on this day, they said, they didn’t come out as Jews or Muslims, Christians or Sikhs, Republicans or Democrats.

Readers should check out and consider the Save Darfur appeal.

The Big Pahroah comments on Arab reaction to Darfur:

“Of course we in the Middle East don’t give a stinky dead rat’s a-s about Darfur. The bad guy is not Israeli nor American, so why give a hoot?”

Happy May Day!

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