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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...
MassCOSH has a particular history and political commitment that has placed them in this organizing role.
Making political sense out of the events in Ukraine and Crimea has become great sport. Does it mean a new Cold War? Is Vladimir Putin a better, more “potent” man than Barack Obama? Who has bigger balls?
We're naturally reminded of those twisted times when the post-World War Two imperial United States stood toe-to-toe with the imperial Soviet Union. It was Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev fighting for the souls of...
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower whose unprecedented leak of top-secret documents led to a worldwide debate about the nature of surveillance, insisted on Monday that his actions had improved the national security of the United States rather than undermined it, and declared that he would do it all again despite the personal sacrifices he had endured.
In remarks to the SXSW culture and technology conference in Texas, delivered by video link from his exile in Russia, Snowden took issue with claims by senior officials that...
By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.
In a show of direct democracy that also exposed the citizenry's desire for a more localized and responsible banking system, fifteen of nineteen towns passed the resolution during 'Town Meeting Day'— an...
Any right-wing confab probing the power of "big labor" suffers from an inherent contradiction: The ranks of unionized workers in the U.S. have never been so thinned, with less than 7 percent of the private...
To progressives who have been celebrating the revolution in Ukraine: Be careful what you wish for. Ukraine now has the first European government in decades in which outright fascist parties have gained a significant role in the executive branch. In other European countries, far-right parties have won seats in the parliament, but not secured real power in the cabinet...
In the first several days after returning from Israel and Occupied Palestine, I dreamed of Palestine each night. It was never a pleasant dream. While I cannot remember the details, I was always left with a feeling of anxiety and insecurity. In that sense the dreams matched the realities of the Palestinians, be they citizens of Israel or residents of the Occupied Territories. It also corresponded to the emotions raised in a recent trip in which I participated.
It has become...
'I continue to believe that the most important voices in this debate are being left out. Mr. (Paul) Ryan, as Chair of the Budget Committee, as refused to allow people living in poverty a chance to testify at his hearings. And while I have arranged to have those stories and testimonies inserted into the record, what we really need is for everyone to come to the table to discuss how to eradicate poverty in America.
'In addition, I have a bill, HR 2182, The Half in Ten Act, which would set a goal of ending poverty in our country, with the initial goal of cutting it in half in ten years...
Hear the latest 'ThisCantBeHappening' program on the Progressive Radio Network.
Host Dave Lindorff, founder of this newssite, interviews Progressive Literary Agent Francis Goldin, a life-long fighter for freedom, democracy and socialism in America, talks about her life of struggle, and about her three goals at the age of 89. She also talks about one of those projects that has already come...