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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 - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47pm
    Washington policymakers fail to see that social movements, rather than individual leaders like Zelaya, Chávez, or Morales, are the most enduring and potent force of change in Latin America today. These movements were spurred by the very economic policies that the United States has promoted in the region, and repression won’t make them go away.

    “Today a new political force of transformation is born!” As former president Manuel “Mel” Zelaya’s speech on June 26, 2011 reached its crescendo, hundreds of delegates from every corner of Honduras roared. After a short but heated debate that day, the...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:28pm
    The North Carolina NAACP seeks to place 50 highly-trained paid Moral Freedom Summer organizers in pairs in local communities across the state to deepen and strengthen the Forward Together Moral Movement. The program will last approximately 12 weeks, from May 15th to August 2nd.

    *NC NAACP JOB ANNOUNCEMENT*

    2014 Moral Freedom Summer Organizer Fellowship

    *Background:*

    The mission of the NC NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. In the...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:07pm
    The Cowboy Indian Alliance may seem like an unprecedented type of environmental movement--multiracial, rooted in struggling rural communities, and often more effective in its grassroots organizing than traditional urban-based white upper/middle class environmental groups--but it is also part of a long, proud tradition that has been conveniently covered up in American history.

    It's not everyday you see cowboys helping to set up a tipi encampment, but that's what is happening this week on the National Mall. An unlikely alliance of white ranchers and Native American activists, known as the...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:54pm
    The proposed rules are a turnaround for the agency on what is known as net neutrality — the idea that Internet users should have equal ability to see any legal content they choose, and that no providers of legal content should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers.

    WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead.

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  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:49pm
    Anti-violence initiatives can make a crucial difference in individual lives — and crime rates can also be lowered through statistical manipulation. But it will take radical changes to address the roots of violence in Chicago communities.

    After 45 Chicagoans were shot over Easter weekend, including six children, Mayor Emanuel made another angry speech, talking about values and responsibility.

    But he shares a portion of responsibility, too — particularly for his role pushing through a series of policies in the 1990s that have devastated the communities now plagued by violence.

    ...
  • FAIR - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:14pm
    The New York Times published a big front-page scoop documenting Russian special forces operating in Ukraine. And then they published a correction--of sorts.
  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:21pm
    JetBlue Airways pilots vote to join the Airline Pilots Association.

    After twice rejecting bids to unionize since 2009, JetBlue Airways pilots overwhelmingly agreed to be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, the union said on Tuesday.

    Most of JetBlue’s 2,529 pilots participated in the vote, and 71 percent of them voted to join A.L.P.A., the largest pilots’ union in the United States. In a one-sentence statement, JetBlue said it would set up negotiating committees after the National Mediation Board authorizes A.L.P.A. as the representative body for its pilots.

    The...

  • This Can't Be Happening - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:59pm
    Taking the low road to war by:  Dave Lindorff

     

    The lies, propaganda and rank hypocrisy emanating from Washington, and echoed by the US corporate media regarding events in Ukraine are stunning and would be laughable, but for the fact that they appear to be aimed at conditioning the US public for increasing confrontation with Russia – confrontation which could easily tip over the edge into direct military conflict, with consequences that are too dreadful to...

  • FAIR - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:28pm
    The Washington Post editorializes in favor of secretive corporate-friendly trade arrangements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But news coverage can put its thumb on the scales in favor of the pro-TPP side too.
  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:30am

    The Bangladesh Workplace Safety Accord is underway, but the Bangladeshi Government is failing on workers’ rights

    1,134 textile workers died when the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on 24 April 2013, with many more injured. That tragedy, as well as the Tazreen factory fire the previous year, shocked the world and led to heavy pressure, lead by the global union federations, on international clothing brands and the Bangladeshi...