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May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Service Provider" in a collective and collaborative way. May First/People Link's members are organizers and activists. Like any democratic membership organization, we gather together each year to evaluate the past year's experiences, plan the coming year's work and elect a Leadership Committee to apply what we've decided. Like a coop, we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. Learn more about us, our politics, membership, or read some of our member profiles below. If you like what you see, please join us.

We first heard about Tad years ago in the context of txtmob - software that allows organizers to send out text (SMS) messages to groups of people via their cell phones.
One of the largest of the recent "progressive priorities" coalitions, New Priorities Network brings together scores of organizations nationwide to struggle for jobs, vital public services...
First Voices Indigenous Radio brings to the airwaves the experiences, perspectives and struggles of Indigenous people who have been almost totally excluded from both mainstream and progressive,...

Member Blogs

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:31pm
    Matt Taibbi discusses his new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap." The vast majority of white-collar criminals have avoided prison since the financial crisis began, while an unequal justice system imprisons the poor and people of color on a mass scale. Taibbi explores how the Depression-level income gap between the wealthy and the poor is mirrored by a "justice" gap in who is targeted for prosecution and imprisonment.

    AMY GOODMAN: Earlier this month, attorney James Kidney, who was retiring from the Securities and Exchange...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:21pm
    Jewish educator in Boston speaks out: "The lesson should be - and historically has been - that we Jews must always support any group that is unfairly targeted. That's why Jews in the US have overwhelmingly supported the rights of minorities and persecuted communities."

    Northeastern University's administration recently suspended its chapter of...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:16pm
    In the long-term, the Technological Revolution may prove to be a giant leap forward in freeing humans from being chained to jobs that are unsafe, unhealthy, physically taxing, and mentally unsatisfying. In the short-term, new technologies are contributing to structural unemployment, rising inequality, job insecurity, and micro-management of workers as these two news stories illustrate. To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move Big Questions Overshadow March Toward Progress

     

    To Increase Productivity...
  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:59pm
    Cecily McMillan Trial Update; Reader Comments - Palestinian-Israeli Talks; Walmat, Living Wage, Minimum Wage of $15; Syria; Turkey; Pulitzer and Snowden; Paul Robeson; Russia, Ukraine, Crimea; Immune Systems; New book - What Did You Learn at Work Today? Announcements - Howard Zinn Symposium - Apr 24 - New York; 78th Celebration Abraham Lincoln Brigade & ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism - Apr. 27 - New York; 45th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade
  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:49pm
    More disturbing than any horror movie, Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part series about climate change, is essential viewing. We need this kind of visible activism. Denial, resignation and despair are not options. By bringing together actors, scientists, journalists and philanthropists, Living Dangerously provides a necessary spark, not just to get a conversation going, but also to put a fire underneath those who have it in their power.

    More disturbing than any horror movie, Showtime's Years of Living...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:24pm
    Carl Bloice, Portside moderator, journalist, editor, political theorist, activist and teacher, died April 12 in San Francisco, after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. He was one of the founding moderators of Portside, responsible for the Saturday posts, including writing REWIND, composed of the Quote of the Day and Toon of the Day, which he assembled. Carl leaves behind a world enriched by his contributions, with friends throughout the world.

    Carl Bloice, a brilliant journalist, political theorist, and teacher who inspired and mentored generations of activists in the U.S. and around...

  • FAIR - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:31pm
    A new book argues that the conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn't just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.
  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:49am

    Red: Far Left. Pink: Centre Left. Blue: Centre Right parties. Grey and Black: Far Right
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    An analysis of the results of the National Front in the French municipal elections 2014

    - by Giada Bianchi

    Monday...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:58am

    Pro-choice MEPs and activists mobilise at One of Us public hearing – 10 Ap. Photo Credit EHF 2014

    - By Aurélie Wielchuda 

    Last week, the European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us”- which tries to make the EU recognise the human embryo as “one of us”- was heard at the European Parliament. Gregor Puppinck, spokesperson and president of the initiative presented the goals and purposes of the initiative: to forbid any EU funding to activities that could directly or indirectly...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:53am

    Campaigners of the Aam Aadmi Party (Party of the Common Man) in New Delhi. Photo by
    François Decaillet

    - By Artika Ashdhir

    With the general elections lurking around the corner, everyone around me is telling me to vote. The social media, news channels, news papers, radio, advertisements are all propagating voting. To be honest before this I had never even given a thought to the fact that I should exercise my right to vote, but...