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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.

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Member Blogs

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00am

    The TUC has today published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help unions and their members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace.

    The social model of disability focuses on the ways in which society is organised, and the social and institutional barriers which restrict disabled people’s opportunities, rather than the archaic and limiting medical model of disability.

    Trade Unions and Disabled Members: why the Social Model matters ...

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30am

    Unions have helped more than 185,000 members access learning, according to new figures from unionlearn.

    Figures from unionlearn’s Quarter 3 Performance Report, which covers the nine-month period from 1 April to 31 December 2014, includes the work of unions working on Union Learning Fund (ULF) funded projects, as well as unionlearn and TUC Education directly.

    The report highlights unions’ learning and skills successes, including:

    • 13,323 learners engaged in English and maths...
  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:02am

    Blacklist protestors in Oxford Street, February 2015

    The Blacklist Support Group has repeated its call for a fully independent public inquiry into the scandal of blacklisting.

    After yesterday’s story that undercover police officers spied on union activists and systematically colluded with big business in the blacklisting operation, Steve Acheson, blacklisted...

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:52am

    The Chancellor of LSE (above) last year spent £60,000 on first or business class flights

    University bosses enjoyed an average salary of £260,000 and spent up to £60,000 on premium flights last year, according to a new report released today by the UCU.

    However 16% of institutions (24 out of 155) either refused to respond to the union’s FOI requests or used exemptions to avoid releasing the information it asked for.

    The report – Transparency at the top? Senior pay and...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:36pm
    As more states feel they’ve been put at a competitive disadvantage by their right-to-work neighbors, the pressure only increases to follow suit and enact their own right-to-work laws. And after a while, a national right-to-work law might not be far behind. “I suspect that will happen within the next decade,” says Marquita Walker, an associate professor of labor studies at Indiana University. Sometime later this week, a right-to-work bill appears certain to land on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. Despite the protests of thousands in Madison, he’ll sign it, dealing another blow to labor...
  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:35pm
  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:11pm
    It’s been a harsh several weeks in Madison, Wisconsin for demonstrators against the governor and legislature, worse for the Progressive Era reforms being swiftly eliminated, one after the other. For those who aren’t following life in the Flyover regions, Right To Work passed the state Senate and is moving on to the Assembly, this coming week. With Republicans in charge, passage is all but certain.

    It’s been a harsh several weeks in Madison, Wisconsin for demonstrators against the governor and legislature, worse for the Progressive Era reforms being swiftly eliminated, one after the other....

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:53pm
    Netanyahu's main mission was to advance his extremist stance—and undermine Obama's attempt to reach an agreement with Iran. He contended that Iran is bent on destroying Israel and "the Jewish people."

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress has been covered as a spectacle orchestrated (perhaps in a misguided fashion) by the conservative GOP-Likud alliance to undercut President Barack Obama's effort to reach a deal with Iran limiting that government's nuclear program. But this stunt did highlight a significant aspect of the the ongoing debate over...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:26pm
    Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact upon American life? Lauren Coodley’s biography of prominent socialist novelist and agitator Upton Sinclair shows that, with a lot of talent and fortitude, that kind of influence is possible.

    Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact upon American life? Lauren Coodley’s biography of prominent socialist novelist and agitator Upton Sinclair shows that, with a lot of talent and fortitude, that kind of influence is possible.

    Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore in 1878―the son of a railroad baron’s daughter and a whiskey...

  • Portside - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:06pm
    The Justice Department will issue findings Wednesday that accuse the police department in Ferguson, Mo., of racial bias. “If the report of the Department of Justice findings are accurate, then it will confirm what Michael Brown’s family has believed all along, and that is that the tragic killing of their unarmed teenage son was part of a systemic pattern of policing of African American citizens in Ferguson,” said Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Brown’s family.

    The Justice Department will issue findings Wednesday that accuse the police department in Ferguson, Mo., of racial bias and...