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Balcony banners, e-rallies as pandemic curbs May Day demos

May 02, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Except for arrests and a riot in some places, most gatherings on this unusual Labor Day were small and without incident

Pro-democracy protesters wear face masks, as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they display a banner calling for the city’s independence at a shopping mall in the town of Shatin in Hong Kong on May 1, 2020. Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on May 1 after democracy activists threatened to defy a ban on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic -- but the streets remained largely calm. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Police on alert in Hong Kong ahead of planned democracy rallies

May 01, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Small protests have bubbled up in the past week and activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more

Pro-democracy protesters (front) observe social distancing measures in groups of four or less as they gather at a shopping mall during a ‘Lunch With You’ rally in Hong Kong on April 29, 2020. After four months of calm, protests are cropping up in Hong Kong once more, even as the city hunkers down to beat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

1 dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

May 02, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Jurubith Rausseo, 27, died at a clinic after being hit by a 'bullet in the head during (a) demonstration,' the non-governmental Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says on Twitter, condemning her 'murder'

PROTESTS. Venezuelans living in Peru take part in a rally in support of Venezualan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Lima on May 1, 2019. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

May 01, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says the opposition rally on May 1 will be 'the biggest in the history of Venezuela' as he presses his attempt to unseat the president

MAY DAY PROTEST. People walk past a burned bus in Caracas on May 1, 2019 after a day of violent clashes on the streets of the capital spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido's call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

Paris police clash with protesters ahead of May Day march

May 01, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Hundreds of so-called 'black bloc' activists push to the front of the gathering crowd on Montparnasse Boulevard, hurling bottles and other projectiles at police in a confrontation some 90 minutes before the march was to start

PROTEST. A yellow vest protester standing on a street pole between police and fellow protesters gestures prior to the start of the annual May Day rally in Paris on May 1, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from

IN PHOTOS: Chaos and color in Labor Day rallies across the globe

May 02, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Here is a round-up of some of the biggest events on the annual workers' holiday

EFFIGY BURNING. Dutertemonyo effigy burning as part of International Labor Day commemoration led by Kilusang Mayo Uno in Mendiola. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The disappearing jobs of yesterday

May 01, 2018 - 4:47 PM

AFP speaks to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

May 06, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MAN ON FIRE. A demonstrator catches fire during clashes with riot police within a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017.Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Menyikapi tuntutan buruh pada May Day

May 02, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Sementara magang Hanif mengatakan ini salah satu upaya untuk meningkatkan kompetensi buruh

Cuba stages last May Day parade under Castro

May 02, 2017 - 7:36 AM

It is not clear who will take Raul Castro s place next year as president

MAY DAY IN HAVANA. Cubans take part in the May Day rally – the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel – at Revolution Square of Havana, on May 1, 2017. Adalberto Roque/AFP

Rumah Inspirasi Buruh: Mengubah pola pikir jadi wiraswasta

May 01, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Rumah Inspirasi Buruh diresmikan di Gereja Paroki Santo Ignasius Loyola Banjardowo Jawa Tengah pada 30 April 2017

RUMAH INSPIRASI. Sejumlah kaum buruh di Banjardowo, Jawa Tengah, mengikuti acara peresmian Rumah Inspirasi Buruh pada 30 April 2017. Foto oleh Fariz Fardianto/Rappler

Thousands march in global Labor Day rallies

May 02, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Rallies turn violent as French and Turkish protesters clash with policemen

epa05285421 Protestors run away from tear gas after a small clash at the security point at the official place of May Day celebration in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 May 2016. Labor Day or May Day is observed all over the world on the first day of the May to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers and fight for labourers rights. EPA/CEM TURKEL

FOTO: Peringatan Hari Buruh 2016

May 01, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Sejumlah pekerja di berbagai kota di Indonesia memperingati Hari Buruh Internasional yang jatuh pada 1 Mei

Ribuan buruh yang tergabung dalam sejumlah aliansi melakukan unjuk rasa di kawasan Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Minggu (1/5). Aksi tersebut dalam rangka memperingati Hari Buruh Internasional pada 1 Mei. ANTARA FOTO/M Agung Rajasa/ama/16

Berita hari ini: Minggu, 1 Mei 2016

May 01, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Pantau laman ini untuk perkembangan terbaru berita di Indonesia sepanjang Minggu 1 Mei 2016

Warga Jakarta berolahraga di area Jalan Thamrin-Jalan Sudirman pada Car Free Day (CFD), Minggu, 1 Mei 2016. Foto dari @TMCPoldaMetro

PETA: Pengalihan arus lalu lintas pada hari buruh 1 Mei 2016

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Rencananya pengunjuk rasa akan berkumpul di patung kuda sekitar pukul 08:00 untuk menyampaikan aspirasinya di beberapa titik yakni istana negara gedung DPR MPR dan Gelora Bung Karno sebagai titik terakhir

Workers around Asia gather for Labor Day protests

May 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Labor protests take place in various countries groups concern over their government s labor policies

RALLIES. Laborers in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, celebrate the holiday by protesting. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Hari Buruh 2015

May 01, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Jalan protokol ibu kota dipenuhi oleh ribuan buruh yang menyuarakan aspirasinya

Menteri Ketenagakerjaan: Upah buruh tiap tahun harus naik

May 01, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Beri kepastian pemerintah godok RPP sistem pengupahan

Buruh mengenakan masker bergambar tokoh kartun Jepang Pikachu dalam demonstrasi hari buruh tahun 2014 di Jakarta. Foto oleh Mast Irham/EPA

Why contractualization should stop

May 01, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Workers say the fight against contractualization encountered both victories and attacks in 2013

May Day protests against austerity, 'slave labor'

May 02, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Tens of thousands of angry protesters staged May Day rallies in several countries of the crisis wracked eurozone May 1

MAY DAY. Demonstrators raise their fists during a demonstration on May 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

[Family] Kids and summer

May 07, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here are 7 things you can do together to make the remainder of the season count

GIGANTIC PROPELLERS, GROWING MINDS. A Titanic exhibit at the Art & Science Museum in Singapore. Photo from Nikka Santos

Labor Day: Workers across Asia rally for better pay, conditions

May 01, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Colorful protests organized by trades unions and left wing parties across Asia shared the theme of better pay and conditions and denunciations of government policy as living costs spike in fast growing economies

LABOR DAY. More than a thousand labour union members march towards the presidential palace in Manila on May 1, 2012, as part of the May Day protests, demanding higher wages and policies that would make it harder to fire workers. Photo by Jay Directo, AFP