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Immigration reform targeted during Ybor City May Day celebration listen

05/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Immigration reform could become a reality now that some United States Senators have suggested ideas that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people. Activists made that their focus Wednesday during a May Day protest in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. The ACLU of Florida’s Paola Everett said the legislation is a start, but more needs to be done.

"We really need to make sure that this immigration reform includes fair access to education. That it allows people to go back...

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"Abolish Class Society" is May Day message in St. Pete from Overpass Light Brigade listen

05/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wednesday is International Workers’ Day. A small group of protesters displayed a lighted message over I-275 near 22nd Avenue North in St. Pete saying “Abolish Class Society” in honor of what’s also known as May Day.

“It’s a celebration of the working class and the struggle for the abolition of class distinction.”

That’s Occupy Tampa’s Jake Vigness. May Day is celebrated in 80 countries worldwide as part of an international labor movem...


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