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Danes Celebrate International Workers...
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
04 May 2015

The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads in Copenhagen commemorating International Workers' Day before marching to Faelledparken to participate a traditional event where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, including the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 04
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Party leader Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen speaking to the assembled at Blaagaardsplads.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 05
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Party leader Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen speaking to the assembled at Blaagaardsplads.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 06
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Supporters of the Red-Green Alliance marching towards Faelledparken.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 07
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Spectators watch the protesters as they make their way towards Faelledparken.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 09
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Spectators watch the protesters as they make their way towards Faelledparken.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 10
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Supporters of the Red-Green Alliance march towards Faelledparken as banners in support are hung from windows along the route.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 11
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Supporters of the Red-Green Alliance march towards Faelledparken to the sound of music.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 12
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt depicted as she is making her speech.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 13
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt depicted as she is making her speech.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 14
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Social Democratic supporters applauding the Prime Minister's speech at Faelledparken.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 15
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Social Democratic supporters applauding the Prime Minister's speech at Faelledparken, while a protester imititates a politician wearing ear guards, sun glasses and blinkers.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 01
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Here a protester from the Anarchists participating in the event on Blaagaardsplads.

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Copenhagen Labor Day 02
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Even the youngest support the Red-Green Alliance (represented by the letter, Ø) and behind her the sign reads "Shit Government" referring to the present Social democratic government of Denmark

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Copenhagen Labor Day 03
Copenhagen
By Noe Falk Nielsen
01 May 2015

International Workers' Day in Copenhagen. The Red-Green Alliance held a gathering at Blaagaardsplads before marching to Faelledparken to participate in the traditional Workers' Day event, where representatives from the Political Left and Centre-Left gave speeches, hereunder the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Here supporters of the Red-Green Alliance gathered at Blaagaardsplads.

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Egypt's unemployment rate jumped to 1...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
03 May 2013

Egypt's unemployment rate increased to 12.7% in 2012, up from 12% in 2011, and 9% in 2010, according to a report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

This brings the total number of unemployed to 3.4 million, up from 3.1 million in 2011, an increase of 242,000 people.

Particularly, the unemployment rate was 42.7 percent among young people between 20 and 24 years old and was 23 percent among those between 25 and 29 in that year.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban, member of both the ‎National Association for Change reform movement and ‎Egypt's Socialist Party:

The number of those employed in 2012 was 23.6 million workers; also there were only about 4.7 million working women in Egypt in 2012, according to the figures.

CAPMAS attributed the increase to the circumstances in Egypt following the 25 January Revolution and the ensuing events “that resulted in a slowdown in economic activities during this period.

These data show the need to embark on an economic reform program that prevents the government from relying on foreign aid, loans and deposits in order to provide the resources.

SOUNDBIDTE 2 (Arabic) – Haytham Mohamadeen, member of the political bureau of the revolutionary socialists:

On the other hand, hundreds of workers marked the Labour Day with marches and protests to voice their discontent with the unfulfilled longstanding demands of workers even after the revolution.

Among these demands are the implementation of minimum wage, independent and representative syndicates for workers, and putting an end to legislation that harms the labour movement.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: Archive except the soundbites
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 2, 2013
Length: 00:02:11
Video Size: 107 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

  1. Various shots of youth at the universities (Archive)
  2. Various shots of people seating in cafes downtown Cairo (Archive)
  3. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban, member of both the ‎National Association for Change reform
  4. Various shots of workers preparing materials and working women inside the factories (Archive)
  5. SOUNDBIDTE 2 (Arabic) – Haytham Mohamadeen, member of the political bureau of the revolutionary socialists:
  6. Various shots of protestors raising banners and poster of former president Gamal Abdel Nasser during a protest marking the Labour Day, downtown Cairo (Archive May: 1)
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30,000 laborers march on Labor Day
Metro Manila, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
01 May 2013

Around 30,000 militant and labor groups march to Liwasang Bonifacio on May 1, 2013, Labor Day urging the government for salary increases of 125 pesos across the board nationwide.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer recovers metal pieces from the soil, working hard to ensure that his children will have a good day’s meal.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"Black and Bold"- A labourer holds out his discolored and calloused hands which have endured years of hard shifts at the metal polishing factory.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"A rusty affair"- A worker covers his face with a piece of cloth while working at a metal polishing factory during International Labour Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Many laborers throughout the country often work under difficult and dangerous circumstances without using proper safety equipment.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rhemat, a laborer in a metal polishing factory, spares a moment from work to pose for the camera.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Pakistan,Lahore
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A labourer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A job notice is displayed outside a factory to attract new recruits. The daily income of labourers is set at one dollar per day, equaling to $60 per month.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rehmat, age 30, manages to flash a bright smile despite years of working in harsh conditions at the metal factory.

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Lebanon's Migrant Workers Rally for R...
Beirut,Lebanon
By Raha Askarizadeh
28 Apr 2013

The sponsorship system for foreign workers is a modern-day slavery, particularly for the 200,000 female domestic workers in Lebanon, say critics. They want employers to stop seizing passports and operating outside the labor laws.

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Lebanon's Migrant Workers Rally for R...
Beirut,Lebanon
By Raha Askarizadeh
28 Apr 2013

Hundreds of migrant workers marched in Beirut to demand rights and the eradication of the country’s slavery-like sponsorship system.

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Protests in Bahrain on Labour Day
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
02 May 2012

Market area of Manama, Bahrain | May 1, 2012

On May 1st, thousands of people peacefully protested across Bahrain, on the occasion of Labour Day, against the brutality of the country's regime, which has sacked and suspended thousands of workers for taking part in anti-government demonstrations since the beginning of the popular uprising in February 2011.
Protesters were chanting anti-regime slogans and demanding the reinstatement of the workers fired by the government. Riot police used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters.

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Protests in Bahrain on Labour Day
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
02 May 2012

Market area of Manama, Bahrain | May 1, 2012

On May 1st, thousands of people peacefully protested across Bahrain, on the occasion of Labour Day, against the brutality of the country's regime, which has sacked and suspended thousands of workers for taking part in anti-government demonstrations since the beginning of the popular uprising in February 2011.
Protesters were chanting anti-regime slogans and demanding the reinstatement of the workers fired by the government. Riot police used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters.

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Protests in Bahrain on Labour Day
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
02 May 2012

Alqadam village, west of Manama, Bahrain | May 1, 2012

On May 1st, thousands of people peacefully protested across Bahrain, on the occasion of Labour Day, against the brutality of the country's regime, which has sacked and suspended thousands of workers for taking part in anti-government demonstrations since the beginning of the popular uprising in February 2011.
Protesters were chanting anti-regime slogans and demanding the reinstatement of the workers fired by the government. Riot police used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters.