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May First/People Link at the Left Forum May 20 – 22, 2016 As we do every year, May First/People Link is working hard to build and support the work of our member The Left Forum: the premiere yearly left-wing conference in this country. This year we’re doing more workshops than ever and we’re making a bit of Left Forum history in the process: We’re doing the first Left Forum workshop about the significant challenges people of color face on the Internet and around technology as well as a panel about the huge issue of women and the Internet.

Satuday, April 9: Server Move In Process. Some sites offline during this planned maintenance

We are in the process of moving 5 physical servers from our XO location to our Telehouse location and plan to be complete by midnight, America/New_York time. Tags: callout

March 31 - May First Presentation on Increase of On-Line Attacks and Threats

We can’t ignore this threat; you shouldn’t miss this presentation!!! Call in and hear May First/People Link Leadership Committee member and chief technologist Jamie McClelland on The Increase in On-Line Attacks and Threats Why it’s happening, what it means and what we should do about it. When: March 31, 2016 – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (U.S. Eastern time) To get connection information, please Register. Link to slides: Bring as many people as you want; all they have to do is register.

Justice Delayed: Campaign for Prison Phone Justice Responds to Court’s Stay

March 8, 2016 Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Cir­­­cuit granted a partial stay requested by the telecommunications companies effectively delaying last year’s Order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the prison phone industry. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn have already expressed their regret in this temporary setback. The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice echoes this disappointment but we remain hopeful that the rate caps passed by the FCC will be fully implemented.

MF/PL Takes Major Step Toward Internet Autonomy

In partnership with the Calyx Institute, May First/People Link now has our own block of Internet addresses, allowing us greater freedom and flexibility when responding to denial of service attacks and legal take down notices from corporations trying to stifle political speech. The partnership with the Calyx Institute offers many political benefits. It is the first Internet organization to resist a National Security Letter and is a leader in the movement for a free and private Internet and its work dovetails with several of May First’s objectives and campaigns.

Member News

Portside (2016-05-05): Gary Tyler Free After More Than 4 Decades In Angola
Portside (2016-05-05): Why James Baldwin Still Matters
Portside (2016-05-05): Solitary Confinement Is 'No Touch' Torture and It Must Be Abolished
Portside (2016-05-05): Political Revolutionists: Does an Inside-Outside Strategy Have a Chance?
Portside (2016-05-05): Four Hundred Years Later, Scholars Still Debate Whether Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” Is Anti-Semitic
Portside (2016-05-05): Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – and the Political Debate
Ziyaad (2016-05-05): New UN database of companies complicit in Israel’s occupation
lindorff (2016-05-04): Takin' it to the Street, and Pushing Bernie to Not Endorse Hillary, but to Instead Run for President as an Independent
None (2016-05-04): Seeking Fellow Pollinators to Join our Distribution Team!
Portside (2016-05-04):  Father Daniel Berrigan Sought to ‘Build a World Uncursed by War, Starvation, and Exploitation’
Portside (2016-05-04): Does the Verizon Strike Signal a Resurgence of Labor?
Portside (2016-05-04): Using the "Public Trust" to Frame "Break Free From Fossil Fuels" Actions
Portside (2016-05-04): The Pentagon Shouldn’t Get to Absolve Itself for Bombing a Hospital
None (2016-05-03): Monitoring Deflect
maren (2016-05-01): May 1 message by the New Unions (PFNTU)
glindorff (2016-05-01): Riding the elephant
Ziyaad (2016-05-01): Just as Boycotts Are Making a Difference for LGBTQ People, Some Lawmakers Want to Shut Them Down
Ziyaad (2016-04-30): Simone de Beauvoir Institute’s Statement of Feminist Solidarity with the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
Ziyaad (2016-04-29): Shifty antisemitism wars
lindorff (2016-04-28): Bernie Sanders’ Real ‘Political Revolution’ Could Happen This Fall
BNC (2016-04-27): University of Chile’s Law Faculty students vote “yes” for BDS
alfredo (2016-04-27): Where the Bern is Fizzling
lindorff (2016-04-27): Please contribute to Our Indiegogo Campaign to Raise Funds to Support Investigative Reporting on the TCBH! Site
Ziyaad (2016-04-24): BNC welcomes Amnesty International position on Right to BDS
Ziyaad (2016-04-24): NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human rights
Ziyaad (2016-04-24): Anti-BDS legislation violates free speech
Ziyaad (2016-04-24): Petition: civil liberties in Europe under threat with government attacks on BDS
Ziyaad (2016-04-24): Alliance of Baptists Divests from Companies Profiting from Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Land
lindorff (2016-04-21): Free College for All Worked in the US for 100 Years Until Elite Took It Away
maren (2016-04-20): Statement of Condemnation and Solidarity: João Bigode presente!
maren (2016-04-19): Ten thousand mobilize in Ramallah to fight for social rights
washington (2016-04-18): Clintonian Political Calculus And The Culture Of Hooey
maren (2016-04-10): After BDS pressure, Brazilian province cancels cooperation agreement with Israel’s Mekorot
grant (2016-04-05): WTF! John McCain Saluting an American Communist?
jessguh (2016-04-03): FDA Change to the 'Abortion Pill' Overrated
maren (2016-03-30): The New Unions are officially recognised as trade union confederation
maren (2016-03-30): World Water Day: Palestine calls to end complicity with Israeli water apartheid
n8fr8 (2016-03-28): Copperhead, Guardian Project and F-Droid Partner to Build Open, Verifiably Secure Mobile Ecosystem
Quinn Hungeski (2016-03-24): February Record Heat Stuns Experts, Should Urge Climate Mobilization
Quinn Hungeski (2016-03-14): Chance of a Lifetime — Vote Bernie!
washington (2016-03-14): Youth Violence Solution? Authorities Should Stop Ignoring Activists
maren (2016-03-14): BDS: security company G4S announces plans to exit Israeli market
maren (2016-03-08): Palestinian Women’s Call for Worldwide Women’s Endorsement of BDS
Quinn Hungeski (2016-03-04): Climate Change vs. Civilization: We’ve Got Work to Do
maren (2016-03-01): Overview of the Week (February 24-March 1)
maren (2016-03-01): Israeli Apartheid Week kicks off in Palestine
maren (2016-02-23): Overview of the week ( February 16-23 2016 )
maren (2016-02-23): The noose is tightening: ethnic cleansing in Palestine
maren (2016-02-16): Israel storms Al-Amari Refugee’s Camp
maren (2016-02-15): IOF demolishes at least 15 Palestinian facilities and destroys water pipes

Upcoming Events

2016-11-16 00:00: State of the Black World Conference
2016-06-16 00:00: Allied Media Conference
2016-05-20 00:00: Left Forum
2016-04-08 08:00: North American Social Solidarity Economy Forum
2016-03-30 00:00: RightsCon
2016-03-28 00:00: Left Forum Proposal Deadline
2016-03-22 15:00: BAJI
2016-03-17 14:00: Ruckus Meeting about owncloud
2016-02-25 13:00: MAGNet Anchors Mtg
2016-02-17 15:00: MAGNet Membership Comm


May First/People Link offers two different webmail programs. You will always see the same email regarless of which program you use. Roundcube has a friendly and simple iterface, making it the easier of the two programs to use. Horde, on the other hand, offers more than just email - you can share calendars, to do lists and more with other members of your group. Feel free to try both and decide which one makes sense for you.