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2017 Membership Meeting Huge Success

Thanks to all 2017 Membership Meeting participants - online, Brooklyn and Mexico! See below for the results of the meeting. Friday, December 1, 2017: Pre-meeting Training and Presentation Day Unedited full recording is available in spanish. For english, click links below. Introductions, Orientation, documents, history of MF/PL (listen) Email deliverability: Challenges with corporate take over of email (listen) Peer to peer technology: launch of organizing campaign in 2018 (listen) Technology and Revolution: What we have learned from the previous year (listen) Saturday, December 2, 2017: Membership Meeting Please see the report on last year priorities.

The Survey Results are in

Thanks to everyone who filled out our membership survey! For anyone who wants to see the raw results, please follow this link. Following is a brief summary on the results. What are the three most critical software or software services that you use on a regular basis for your organizing work? Email (24%) and web sites (16%) dominated the results, with collaborative editing software (10%), instant messaging (9%), video conferencing (9%) and social networks (9%) coming in next.

Technology and Revolution: ThoughtWorks, Monday, November 13

Please join May First/People Link, the Progressive Technology Project and ThoughtWorks at the Thoughtworks Manhattan office on Monday, November 13 from 6 to 9:00 pm for a Progressive Tech Salon (99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, New York). Tools have an important role in our movement - and our role as techies in figuring out the design and training components is critical. However, we also need to think as organizers, and begin addressing the bigger role technology plays in shaping both society and our movements.

Two Upcoming Technology and Revolution Sessions in NYC and LA!

We will be at two upcoming events doing Technology and Revolution convergences. This Friday, October 20, May First will facilitate a Technology and Revolution session at the Radical Networks Conference running through October 19 to 22 in Brooklyn NY at Chem Creative 315 Ten Eyck St Brooklyn, NY 11206 http://radicalnetworks.org/ Our workshop is at 5:10 pm and Alfredo Lopez is leading it. On the other Coast, the Left Coast Forum (a new addition to the array of Left Forum activities) is taking place in Los Angeles Nov.

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.

Member News

Quinn Hungeski (2017-12-17): Pigskin Latitudes
Portside (2017-12-17): Walmart Will Let Its 1.4 Million Workers Take Their Pay Before Payday
Portside (2017-12-17): The American Savings Crisis, Explained
Portside (2017-12-17): As the ANC Meets: Whither South Africa’s Historic Liberation Organization
Portside (2017-12-17): That Was No Typo: The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Really is $8
Portside (2017-12-17): 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC
Portside (2017-12-17): Police Shoot More Than Twice as Many Americans as Previously Understood
Portside (2017-12-16): Friday Nite Videos | December 15, 2017
Portside (2017-12-16): Black Women Save America from Roy Moore
Portside (2017-12-16): "I Want a Marriage Like They Had in the Bible"
Portside (2017-12-16): Doug Jones Wins in Alabama; Moore, Bannon and Trump Lose
pacbi (2017-12-13): Palestinian Bar Association and Professors’ Unions Urge European Society of International Law To Move Research Forum from Hebrew University
lindorff (2017-12-12): Stupidity and Blindness Have Destroyed Whatever Democracy the US Ever Had
leili (2017-12-11): EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University Exit
maren (2017-12-11): How to save Jerusalem and bring peace to the Middle East
washington (2017-12-11): The Shadow of Smuts on Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
maren (2017-12-09): Day of Rage: Two Palestinians killed, hundreds injured
maren (2017-12-08): Palestinians claim Jerusalem in mass protests
leili (2017-12-06): Palestinian Response to Reports That U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
pedro (2017-12-04): From Palestine to Colombia: United for Human Rights, Together for a Military Embargo on Israel
pacbi (2017-12-04): Leading Palestinian Christian groups urge Pope Francis to reject Israeli government invitation to launch 2018 Giro d’Italia
pacbi (2017-12-04): Over 120 Human Rights Groups Urge Giro d’Italia to Move Race from Israel Due to Violations of Palestinians’ Rights
leili (2017-12-03): Hundreds of Elected Officials in the Spanish State Endorse BDS for Palestinian Rights
lindorff (2017-12-03): Time to Organize a Mass Movement in Defense of Social Security and Medicare for All
pacbi (2017-12-01): Dr. Ashrawi denounces Giro d’Italia for presenting Jerusalem as a unified city under Israel’s sovereignty
glindorff (2017-12-01): Sad Truth
Quinn Hungeski (2017-11-30): Tricky Trump FCC Chair Set to Snuff Internet Freedom
pacbi (2017-11-30): Giro d'Italia bows to Israeli pressure, backpedals to recognise illegal annexation of Jerusalem
pacbi (2017-11-30): Letter to world-renowned comedian Chris Rock from the Palestinian performing arts community
maren (2017-11-29): Al Kaabneh builds for a new generation's steadfastness

Upcoming Events

2017-12-01: Membership Meeting

Members

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.