Marching In Place

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Duomo, we wont go: Italians demonstrate in Milan against a plan to make firing easier

Wednesday is May Day — or Labor Day — when much of Europe takes a holiday, and the left takes to the streets. This year's big demonstrations promise to stir up deep ideological passions, about everything from immigration to Third World debt to free speech. In Paris, opponents of surprise presidential runner-up Jean-Marie Le Pen plan to confront the far-right nationalist as he leads his annual march in honor of Joan of Arc. Meanwhile, Londoners are braced for a rematch, complete with footballs, between globalization foes and the police who penned them in at Oxford Circus last year. Well, what...

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