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84 Arrested as Occupy Activists Mark May Day

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Activists with a variety of causes spread out over the city Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

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WNYC News

White Powder Letters Sent to NYC Offices

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Police in New York City say three letters aimed at scaring mailroom employees at Citicorp and News Corp. were filled with a white powder believed to be cornstarch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Occupy May Day

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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:

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?

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    WNYC News

    Occupy Activists Fan Out Across to Mark May Day

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    Occupy activists had said they planned to bring business to a standstill on May Day, but the crowds protesting in the rain Tuesday morning were modest. Organizers had called for protesters to block one or more bridges or tunnels, but there was no evidence of success by midday.

    For the latest on the protests, follow WNYC's team coverage on twitter here.

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    The Takeaway

    Occupy Movement Plans May Day Strikes

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    It’s being billed as "a day without the 99%" and it coincides with May Day — a day traditionally associated with worker's rights around the world.  Today, leaders of the Occupy movement hope to put their cause back into the spotlight. Janet Byrne, editor of The Occupy Handbook puts today's planned strikes in context while Brigid Bergin, reporter for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, checks in from Bryant Park.

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    Opinion: This May Day Isn't A Call For Help - It's an OWS Response

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    Americans are shouting "May Day" hoping someone — politicians, courts, the media, shareholders, the consciences of CEOs — can rebuild the dream.

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    The Takeaway

    The Agenda: Osama bin Laden, May Day Protest, April Jobs Report

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the release of the April jobs report on Friday will provide an important picture of the status of the recovery. Christine Fair, professor at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio look at what's in store for the week.

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