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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 - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The New York City Police Foundation (NYCPF), a private body funded by the city’s largest finance, real estate, tourism and private prison interests, has bankrolled another proposal to overhaul the New York Police Department. This “re-engineering” is underwritten by the NYCPF, overseen by consultant John Linder and supported by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the triad responsible for the 1994 NYPD reorganization that introduced the “broken windows” theory of policing.

    The New York City Police Foundation, a private body funded by New York City’s largest...

  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Last Sunday’s broad daylight shoot-out between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas left nine dead and eighteen others hospitalized, and shocked the nation. However, the Waco shootout also served to graphically underscore how drastically different the police and media treatment of violent incidents is when those involved are white. This racial disparity was intensely explored on Twitter this week by commentators and critics on hashtag#WacoThugs.

    The scene in Waco on Sunday was like something off a TV show. Broad daylight shoot-outs between rival gangs that leave...

  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Qatar will host the 2022 Soccer World Cup, and this week the International Trade Union Confederation, Play Fair Qatar, and NewFifaNow launched a campaign to force sponsors of the Fédération Internationale de Football (FIFA) to demand a change in the slave-like conditions endured by migrant laborers building Qatar’s tournament infrastructure. According to Play Fair Qatar, “As things stand, more than 62 workers will die for each game played during the 2022 tournament.”

    Clearly there must be a magic number of slave deaths in the world’s richest country that...

  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Earlier this month, the Israeli Defense Minister both admitted Israel has nuclear weapons, and discussed the possibility of using them against Iran, citing the U.S. nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as moral justification. Yet, the U.S. media has completely blacked out these incendiary remarks. Had the Iranian Defense Minister referenced Hiroshima in a discussion about Israel, it would have been front page news.

    This is a story about the media blackout of important information about Israel: that their leaders are seriously misguided.

    Two weeks...

  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
    As the investigation continues into the oil spill along the California coast, new details emerged about the pipeline operator's long history of wreaking environmental damage. Plains All American operates the pipeline that burst near Refugio State Beach on the Gaviota Coast and dumped more than 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean. Plains All American has been responsible for 175 spill incidents nationwide since 2006, including 11 in California.

    As an investigation into an oil spill along the California coast continued on Thursday,...

  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 3:37am
    Roy Zimmerman -- 'Defenders of Marriage.' Killer T Cell: The Cancer Assassin. Oscar Peterson's Piano Lesson. Ensnaring Kids in 'Advertising Empire.' LA Minimum Wage: $15 by 2020. Roy Zimmerman -- 'Defenders of Marriage'   In honor of Ireland's first-ever national referendum enshrining the right of marriage, we present the inimitable Roy Zimmerman's satirical take on 'Defenders of Marriage.'     Killer T Cell: The Cancer Assassin  ...
  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 3:15am
    May 22, 2015

    In honor of Ireland's first-ever national referendum enshrining the right of marriage, we present the inimitable Roy Zimmerman's satirical take on 'Defenders of Marriage.'

    Tags: MusicsatireRoy ZimmermanGay Rights...
  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 3:10am
    May 22, 2015

    How does a Killer T Cell Kill its target? A new film captures the behavior of cytotoxic T cells – the body’s ‘serial killers’ – as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells.   Tags: Sciencecancer
  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 3:06am
    May 22, 2015

    Piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson shows how to assume the piano personas of famous musicians. His explanation is simple, his delivery is magical.

    Tags: MusicpianoOscar Peterson
  • Portside - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 3:00am
    May 23, 2015

    Child advocates charge that Google's YouTube Kids app, marketed as family-friendly and child-appropriate, is in fact neither, featuring "disturbing" and "potentially harmful" content.

    Tags: GoogleYouTubechildrenAdvertising