May 1, 2008: May Day Special

On a special May Day 2008 broadcast, we’ll hear from workers’ struggles around the world. We go to New York, where Abdulai Bah introduces us to domestic workers and day laborers asserting their rights and demanding justice. We’ll hear from Rami Al-Meghari in Gaza, where worker’s options are grim after the shutting down of nearly 4,000 industries due to Israel’s closure of the territory since June 2007. Garegin Khumaryan takes us to villages in Georgia where an entire generation of children have no idea what their fathers look like – as their fathers have had to leave to faraway lands to find work. Finally, Marie Trigona gives us a tour of one of Argentina’s best-known worker-run enterprises: the BAUEN Hotel in Buenos Aires.

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