The labor holiday May Day has its origins in the US but is more widely-celebrated around the world. Today, Occupy Wall Street is calling for a day of action and a general strike. We check in on the day's events, the state of Occupy, and the history of May Day with:
- Jesse LaGreca, early Occupy organizer and blogger for Daily Kos
- Cecily McMillan, northeast regional organizer of the Young Democratic Socialists and Occupy activist
- David Graeber, an American anthropologist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and author of DEBT: The First 5,000 Years
- Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and author of the new e-book Occupy Nation
- Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative
Plus, your calls. Are you striking today? What do you make of the state of Occupy? What's the role of May Day here compared to the rest of the world?