May Day – Sarah Teasdale / (1884-1933)

A delicate fabric of bird song

Floats in the air,

The smell of wet wild earth

Is everywhere.

Red small leaves of the maple

Are clenched like a hand,

Like girls at their first communion

The pear trees stand.

Oh I must pass nothing by

Without loving it much,

The raindrop try with my lips,

The grass with my touch;

For how can I be sure

I shall see again

The world on the first of May

Shining after the rain?

Keiser Report 281 / Fire! Economy, Revolving doors & May Day Origins

submitted by Gabrielle Price

In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert discuss how shouting ‘fire!’ in a crowded economy may be the only thing left to save us from our unpayable debts and, failing that, Barack Obama’s ‘revolving door’ could be another GDP booster. In the second half of the show Max talks to David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5000 Years, about weaponized debt and the origins of May Day.

 

OWS Week 4/19/12 – Occupy Marines, Occupy Wisconsin, Jesse Jackson Jr., May Day

This episode of the show looks at the US veterans’ contribution to the 99ers and their participation in the movement.

It contains an exclusive statement from Occupy Marines made by both active duty and off duty soldiers. It also contains a review of the week actions including the Bank of America protests and arrests in New York and Washington.

The final segment includes preparations for the Mayday protests in which more than 40 Occupy groups are getting ready to take part in alongside dozens of workers.