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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

  • Portside - Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
    United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the second largest teachers union in the country, has reached a tentative agreement with LA Unified, according to an announcement issued by UTLA late last night. The new contract would includes a 10 percent raise over two years, likely bringing to an end the threat of a strike that has been in the air since the summer. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the second largest teachers union in the country, has reached a tentative agreement with LA Unified, according to an announcement issued by UTLA late last night. The new contract would includes a 10...
  • Portside - Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Throughout pop-culture history, clones and robots have served similar purposes, exploring anxieties about class and labor. Orphan Black is a sci-fi conspiracy show, and as such, it's filled with secret plots, secret counter-plots, subterfuge, and improbable twisting revelations. But the most improbably twisting revelation of them all is that everything you know about the clones played by Tatiana Maslany is false. Sarah, Allison, Helena, Cosima—they're not really clones at all. They're robots.   Fear not; this isn't some sort of diabolical spoiler that will ruin your enjoyment of the...
  • BDS Movement - Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:43pm

    19 April 2015 – We the undersigned Palestinian student unions and youth groups wish you a successful conference. We salute your struggle for a more democratic form of education – one that is based on the needs and aspirations of its student body and faculty, and not on the needs of corporate power. As students whose education and lives are shaped and impacted by living under an oppressive colonial and apartheid regime, we share your appreciation of the value of education.

    Since its inception in 1948, the state of Israel has systematically targeted Palestinian students,...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Currently, about 9 percent -- or $270 billion -- of America’s $3 trillion public pension fund assets are invested in private equity firms. Assuming the industry standard 2 percent management fee, that quarter-trillion dollars generates roughly $5.4 billion in annual management fees for the private equity industry -- and that’s not including additional “performance” fees paid on investment returns. But even the $5.4 billion number could be drastically understated.

    California’s report said ...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    “It’s disturbing when you have what amounts to American soldiers viewing American citizens somehow as the enemy,” local alderman Antonio French told CNN.

    As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators....

  • Portside - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Thanks to the economic volatility of the last several years, and thanks to the fact that many of those who imagine themselves to be part of the middle class have been disproportionately impacted by the recession compared to their ostensibly middle class compatriots, a sense of belonging in the middle class no longer correlates with the socioeconomic stability of a spot in the middle.

    If you hadn’t noticed, Hillary Clinton has officially embarked upon her 2016 presidential campaign. For the next 18 months, we’ll hear her appeal to American voters: her experience, her passion, and her goals....

  • Portside - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    On April 26, a mass rally will take place in Union Square, followed by a march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza where millions of petition signatures will be presented to UN and NPT officials. The rally will launch a “Global Wave,” with participants symbolically waving goodbye to nuclear weapons. The Global Wave will travel west, by time zone, with public events scheduled in Papeete, Manila, Amman, Bethlehem, Stockholm, Paris, London, Sao Paulo and points in-between.

    NEW YORK, NY (April 14, 2015) -- On the eve of the 5-year Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, thousands of...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    If there’s an engine that continues to draw millions of workers into the Persian Gulf’s draconian labor regime, it is the middlemen—the underground network of recruitment agents that reaches into every corner of rural South Asia, dangling the possibility of a better life before communities ravaged by neoliberalism.

    P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop in Govindanagaram, a bucolic village in the agricultural heartland of Tamil Nadu, India. The other men joked around a little while trading harsh stories of working...

  • Union Solidarity International - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:48am

    On May the fourth the trades councils of Kent have called for a rally of trade union members in what is the heart of the former Kent Coal mines at Aylesham.

    The event is aimed at families and will seek to build on the heritage of trade union struggles in Kent, including the miners, seafarers and rail workers and just days away from the general election will remind those who seek to represent our communities in Government that the trade union movement shall be holding them accountable.

    The message of...

  • Union Solidarity International - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 4:33am

    Police entering Cui Heng factory in Zhong Shan in the company of the factory management. Photo Credit: Peng Jiayong

    The series of Chinese government crackdowns on workers and labour rights centres in Guangdong have shed some light on the official policies of tackling grass-roots labour activism.

    Late March, around 200 workers at Cui Heng handbag factory in Zhongshan, a town in Guangdong, staged a strike demanding the factory to repay their social insurance contributions...