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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, July 29, 2015 - 9:50am

    Women at a Egitim Sen rally in solidarity with Rojava. Photo by Egitim Sen Diyarbakir

    After an ISIS bomb killed 30 left wing activists at Suruç, the Turkish government has vowed to crack down on “terror” – but most of those arrested have not been ISIS supporters. They have been Kurds, Leftists and trade unionists, including members of the teachers’ union ...

  • The Paragraph - Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:49am


  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Based on a true story, 'Jimmy’s Hall' is about Jimmy Gralton the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth – without so much as a trial! Of course Gralton’s true crime was to fight against the reactionary church, aristocratic landowners and narrow nationalism by setting up a hall where ordinary people could dance to jazz music, study art and pursue a more class conscious politics during the Depression.

    For those of you who are socialist cineastes and lefty film fans, who love movies in the tradition of Sergei...

  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    "This ruling that overturns city pension cuts and protects the life savings of city workers is a win for all Chicago," AFSCME Council 31 executive director Roberta Lynch said. "All city residents can be reassured that the Constitution--our state's highest law--means what it says and will be respected, while city employees and retirees can be assured that their modest retirement income is protected."

    The City of Chicago's pension-cutting Senate Bill 1922 has been declared unconstitutional and void in its entirety. The ruling came...

  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    “The data clearly shows that the evictions crisis and resulting loss of rental units” is a big blow to the city meeting its affordable housing goals, said Board of Supervisor Jane Kim. Speaking on the steps of city hall, Kim announced her new pro-tenant “Eviction Protection Act/Just Cause 2.0” ordinance, a reference to the latest dot.com boom that set off soaring housing competition. The ordinance idea came from the community she said.

    Last year, San Francisco tenant rights’ supporters scored an important victory when voters overwhelmingly approved...

  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The landmark U.S. disability rights legislation became the basis for an international treaty embraced by much of the world — but not, ironically, by the U.S. itself.

    July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Its passage harkens back to a bygone era when Americans with disabilities could count on bipartisan efforts in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Congress passed the ADA in 1990, and President George H.W. Bush signed it into law. Some years later, in 2008, President George W. Bush signed the ADA...

  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The letter written by the UAW’s Black Interests Coordinating Committee (BICC) charges that police associations operate in ways that are antithetical to the mission statement of the AFL-CIO, particularly its stated goal "to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; [and] to vanquish oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms."

    United Auto Workers Local 2865, the union representing 13,000 teaching assistants and other student workers throughout the University...

  • Portside - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    An interesting article on the Iran Agreement written by a former CIA Analyst. "Everything that has been gained under this agreement in the way of restrictions on, and monitoring of, the Iranian nuclear program is a net, as well as a gross, gain over the situation that prevailed before the negotiations began and over the situation that would prevail if the agreement is killed."

    An air of unreality pervades much of the debate on the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the agreement raise issue after issue on which the...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:23am

    Verizon – the largest telecommunications and broadband company in the US – made $9.6 billion in profits in 2014 and reported $4.4 billion in profits just in the 2015 second quarter alone.

    Now they want to make more profit – by cutting workers’ terms and conditions.

    But members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are not having it: 86% voted in favour of strike action.