May Day, Black Blocs and the American Spring

Seattle General Strike poster featuring Tony the Tiger and a man in a Mariner's uniform and Guy Fawkes mask

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Last Friday, Al Gore told graduates at Massachusetts’ Hampshire College:

Now is the time. We need an American Spring this spring. We need to occupy democracy in the United States of America.

Yesterday, thousands of people across the country tried to do just that. Sadly, though, Gore’s words were more prescient than, perhaps, he realized.

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