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May First German member faces crack-down

For Immediate Release Contact: Alfredo Lopez alfredo@mayfirst.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.

Tachanka/MFPL member Linksunten banned by German Government

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.

Statement on Justice Department Demands on Dreamhost

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.

Join May First at Netroots Nation! On Net Neutrality

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.

Join Us! Technology and Revolution at AMC June 16!

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.

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