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5 Reasons to Participate in the Immigrant Rights Marches on May 1st

In the face of interests aligned against us from above, let us march if only to connect to the tradition of freedom brought from below.
 
 
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As the Mayday marches approach, I hear the pattering of well-meaning, but worried hearts. Some have told me that they are worried that Mayday may become low-turnout day. Though normal and to be expected, especially in a climate so toxic with state and corporate media-sponsored hopelessness, such fears need to be recognized and dealt with, for such personal, internal negotiations in times of global crisis are the stuff that the best political dreams are made of.

So, as we ponder whether to move our bodies to march in an age when politics and, especially, “progressive” politics, have given way to the important, but largely disembodied politics of the web, here are a few things to consider:

Roberto Lovato, a frequent Nation contributor, is a New York-based writer with New America Media.

 
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