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May First/People Link at the World Social Forum

Please join May First/People Link at both the World Forum of Free Media and the World Social Forum in Montreal August 5th through August 14th. See below for a list of workshops organized by MF/PL and MF/PL members. World Forum of Free Media Events Monday, Aug 8 Indymedia Africa Convergence project and cross border organizing in Sub-Saharan (Indymedia Africa Working Group): 10h45m - 12h30m, Leacock 26 Indymedia Strategy Session #1: Indymedia in the age of Corporate Social Media (Indymedia): 15h30 - 16h45, Arts W-120 Tuesday, Aug 9 Free media challenges in the multi-platform & digital environment (Association for Progressive Communications): 9hm00 - 10h30, Leacock 26 Indymedia Strategy Session #2: Learning from Successful IMCs: an assessment of where we are at with the network, engaging as may active collectives as possible (Indymedia): 10h45 - 12h30, Arts 145 Beyond Copy Left: Equity and Reciprocity while sharing our Creations (Rosa Luxemburg): 10h45m - 12h30m, Arts W-20 Conversation with Hamid Khan (remote) on impact of Surveillance on our movements (May First): Lunchtime, Room W-5 Share your creativity through MediaGoblin (Rosa Luxemburg): 13m45h - 15h15m, Arts W-5 Wednesday, Aug 10 Video distribution in the era of Facebook (Indymedia): 14h - 15h45m, Ferrier 230 Indymedia Strategy Session #3: Reflecting on Indymedia Principles, Process and Practices: a review of past successes/problems with the network (Indymedia): 15h30m - 16h45m, Ferrier 230 Thursday, Aug 11 Indymedia Strategy Session #4: A Way Forward (Indymedia): 15h30 - 16h45, Ferrier 230 _Friday, Aug 12 _ Strategy Session #5: Crossborder Dialogue on Women, IMC & Struggles (Indymedia): 9h00 - 11h30m, Arts W-5 World Social Forum Wednesday, Aug 10 The securitisation of cyberspace and the impact on human rights (Association for Progressive Communications): 9h - 10h30m, Pavillon Bronfman (Local OO1) Thursday, Aug 11 Group collaboration with ownCloud (Rosa Luxemburg): 13h00 - 15h30m, Pavillon des Arts (Local W5) Friday, Aug 12 Another internet is possible: Meet progressive ISPs around the world (Rosa Luxemburg): 09h00m - 11h30m, Pavillon des Arts (Local W220) Mexcla: Bilingual on-line communication assisted by an interpreter (Rosa Luxemburg): 13h00 - 15h30m, Pavillon des Arts (Local W220) Privacy, Surveillance and Secure Internet Access: Planning the Fight (May First): 13h00 - 15h30m, Pavillon des Arts (Local W20) Please print out the flyer!

Local Surveillance Workshop Audio Available

There’s a full audio of the July 12 on-line workshop on Local Surveillance; its impact and how we oppose it. It was an excellent workshop that can serve as a discussion starter and educational tool and we encourage you to listen and distribute the audio of it as much as possible. https://mayfirst.org/en/audio/ Tags: callout

Statement on the Recent Attacks on Black Lives Matter's Website

July 11, 2016 For immediate release Statement on the Recent Attacks on Black Lives Matter’s Website from Black Lives Matter, eQualit.ie, Design Action Collective and May First/People Link The official Black Lives Matter website - http://blacklivesmatter.com - has experienced a massive denial of service attack starting this past weekend and continuing at this time. The site remains functional due largely to the protections provided by Deflect (https://deflect.ca/), a program made available by eQualit.ie (https://equalit.ie/).

Join Us for On-line Presentation: Local Surveillance -- what it does to us and how we can oppose it

We are organizing an on-line presentation for MF/PL members and friends July 12 and 3:00 pm Eastern U.S. time about: Local Surveillance – what it does to us and how we can oppose it This is the registration link: https://outreach.mayfirst.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=13&cid=0 There will be presentations from local organizers working on this issue and plenty of time for questions. Save the date and time! It’s a kind of kick-off to a larger, broader and longer campaign May First is helping organize around surveillance at the international, national and local levels.

Join May First at the Allied Media Conference next week!

Let’s get together in Detroit. It’s never been more important! If you’re planning to attend this year’s Allied Media Conference in Detroit (June 16 - 19), we want to encourage you to check out two workshops. The AMC remains one of the most important convergences for the movement in this country with one of the largest representations of young people, people of color and people of the LGBT communities. We’re

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Upcoming Events

2016-11-16: State of the Black World Conference


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