All in a day's work: May Day musings
It may seem strange to us that May Day is celebrated as a traditional spring holiday in other parts of the world. It wasn't until late 19th century that May 1 was chosen as the International Workers Day (or Labour Day). This holiday holds a certain appeal in countries where lifelong labour is synonymous with life. The futurists however, are predicting days when Artificial Intelligence will do all the work for us, while we grapple with a lifetime of leisure; Kerala has just contributed to the process by banning the practice of ‘gawking’ charges. Read on…
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Far-left anarchist groups, known as "Black Blocks" ran amok in Paris on Tuesday after joining the traditional May Day rally in Paris. Shouting "Rise up, Paris" and "Everyone hates the police", the hooded and black jacketed youths threw petrol bombs, setting fire to a McDonald's restaurant near Austerlitz station, forcing the riot police to use water cannon and tear gas in an effort to disperse them.