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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.

The broad consensus among Palestinian civil society about the need for a broad and sustained Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resulted in the Palestinian Call for boycott,...
The CIW is a community-based worker organization. Our members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida.
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.

Member Blogs

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:52pm
    The number of homes under construction in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent, the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now said Monday. Peace Now said the construction of 3,100 “residential units” began last year in illegal West Bank settlements, while 4,485 tenders for construction there and in annexed East Jerusalem settlement districts were launched in 2014 — “a record high for at least a decade.”

    The number of homes under construction in illegal Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent, the Peace...

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:38pm
    The extent and complexity of China’s myriad transformations barely filter into the American media. Stories in the U.S. tend to emphasize the country’s “shrinking” economy, or its role as a military “threat” to Washington and the world. The U.S. media has a China fever, which results in typically feverish reports that don’t take the pulse of the country or its leaders. In the process, so much is missed, including the vast scope of China’s plans for the future.

    Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far,...

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:29pm
    Fearing the federal government’s new recommendations against added sugars will embolden cities to adopt soda taxes, Big Soda is using tobacco industry tactics to stop cities like Seattle from regulating their products. Seattle was one of six cities awarded a grant from the American Beverage Association (ABA) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to fight childhood obesity, which is like getting a grant from the tobacco industry to fight cancer.

    On February 19th, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee singled out added sugars as a major concern because of links to obesity and chronic...

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:18pm
    As part of a clear national strategy, an array of anti-choice legislation is being rolled out in state houses around the country, putting women's health at risk. Already, 57 percent of American women of reproductive age live in states that are considered 'hostile' or 'extremely hostile' to abortion rights. That percentage could go up if recent proposals are enacted into law, and U.S.

    An array of anti-choice legislation is being rolled out in state houses around the country, putting women's health at risk and illustrating how Republican gains in the 2014 elections...

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:10pm
    Revolutionary changes are taking place in the global labor process. Observers predict that within the next decade, one in every three labor transactions will be done online, carried out by “taskers” with no job security, low and fluctuating incomes, perpetual uncertainty, and no control over time. British social scientist Guy Standing describes the role of these taskers, who are expanding the ranks of the “precariat” in the so-called “sharing” economy.

    “Precariat” from Wikipedia: The term is a portmanteau obtained by merging precarious with proletariat.  Specifically, it is...

  • Union Solidarity International - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:26am

    Last month we heard that 700 trainee teachers in Lilongwe had had to exist for five months without pay. Now 70 primary teachers in the Karonga area are on strike because they are owed back pay. Interestingly, reports say that their strike is affecting 9000 students – meaning that the average class size must be approximately 130 children. One striking teacher said,

    ‘it is difficult to work with an empty stomach and most of the time we are going to the bank to see if our salary has been honoured.’

    One education analyst in the country said that, unsurprisingly...

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:49am
    February 27, 2015

    The most trusted voice in fake news, challenges Fox to a lie-off, starting with 50 Fox lies in 6 seconds

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:47am
    February 27, 2015

    Just as orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways, different types of cells can express the same genes differently

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:45am
    February 27, 2015

    A hip-hop performer with an intellectual bent tackles where religion comes from, what purpose it serves and how it evolves.

  • Portside - Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:42am
    February 27, 2015

    Men in Istanbul put on skirts to protest violence against women and the brutal murder recently of Özgecan Aslan.