May First/People Link engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders. Flowing from that mission, our organization redefines the concept of “Internet Service Provider” in a collective and collaborative way. 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. As a movement organization, we participate in (and often lead) campaigns, struggles, coalitions and network of left, progressive and social justice organizations in the U.S., Mexico and Internationally. Learn more about our organization by reading our official documents.
May First/People Link is a member of the Media Action Grassroots Network, the Association for Progressive Communications, the US Social Forum and actively participates in the Left Forum, the Allied Media Conference, the Mexican and International Coop movements, and other movement coalitions and gatherings. We are committed to building movements for global transformation and emancipation.
May First/People Link is binational, based in the US and Mexico. Our member-elected Leadership Committee is drawn from both countries to allow us to build a strategic vision with an international perspective that matches the potential of movement as we continue to develop communication opportunities that cross borders.
Over 800 May First/People Link members pay dues to support our work. One important benefit of membership is access to our first class web, email and other hosting services, based entirely on free and open source software, hardened to defend against denial of service attacks, and with a track record of fighting corporate and government requests for data.
Sep 12, 2017: For Immediate Release Contact: Alfredo Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org The German government has effectively outlawed the linksunten Indymedia Center, a joint member of Tachanka! and May First/People Link, in the most serious police state action we have seen in recent years. The attack began two weeks ago with raids (involving of money and equipment) at autonomous KTS Center (which the government is alleging is a linksunten “base”) and several private homes to seize equipment and money belonging to alleged linksunten members.
Aug 26, 2017: German government officials today raided locations related to the Linksunten Indymedia Center, a joint member of Tachanka! and May First/People Link, officially banning the organization and forcing the organization’s website off-line. The government is accusing Linksunten, one of the German left’s most popular and prominent media resource, of illegally “sowing hate.” This move is the most serious government attack on Linksunten and among the most serious on a member in our history.
Aug 16, 2017: On August 15, 2017, May First/People Link issued the following statement: The demand by the U.S. Department of Justice on Dreamhost, the Internet service provider, represents an outrageous escalation in the government’s recent history of violation of citizens’ rights and should draw a militant and resolute response of resistance. Dreamhost announced this week that the Justice Department is demanding that it turn over the IP addresses of all visitors to a website – http://www.disruptj20.org/ -- used to organize protests at Donald Trump’s Presidential inauguration.
Jun 29, 2017: May First/People Link at Netroots Nation August 10 - 13 Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Street Register: www.netrootsnation.org/ Our workshop: Net Neutrality and the Fight to Regain It The Net Neutrality leadership in a conversation with you about where we are now. The FCC decision on Net Neutrality. made possible a huge, community-based movement led by a coalition made up largely of people of color, helped guarantee the independence and fairness of our most important communications resource.
Jun 10, 2017: If you’re going to the Allied Media Conference in Detroit MI (June 15-18) Join us at a Technology and Revolution Convergence: Beyond Security: Technology and Revolution! Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm State Hall: Room 111 Here’s the direct link: https://amc2017.sched.com/event/Am3H/beyond-security-technology-and- revo… And the event website (to register): https://www.alliedmedia.org/amc The description: Technology and Revolution convergences have been examining the present and visioning the future through the prism of technology and the struggle to gain control of it.
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.