Listen to the webinar recording.

You've heard and read about the scandal surrounding Facebook. The personal information of 50 million Facebook users was captured or transferred, legally and transparently, by a right-wing consulting firm called Cambridge Analytics.

Outrageous but nothing new. Not only does Facebook allow the farming of its data but that's how it makes its money. And most of our movement submits its data to Facebook for precisely that purpose.


Over 20 activists and organizations who work with technology have issued a ground-breaking statement about how our movements and our techies relate and how that needs to change.

Learn more about it at our free webinar, Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 pm Eastern time. Please join the webinar.

Alice Aguilar from the Progressive Technology Project facilitated a conversation with Center for Media Justice’s Steven Renderos, Free Press’s Jessica Gonzalez and May First Leadership Committee Member and Highlander Eductation Team Admin Samir Hazboun on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Listen to the english or spanish recordings.


¿Querer aprender más? Por favor, escuche nuestro seminario web en inglés o spanish que tuvo lugar el jueves 25 de enero a las 3:00 p.m. hora de America/New_York.

Como sabrá, se han descubierto dos vulnerabilidades técnicas importantes que se anunciaron públicamente recientemente.

Se llaman Meltdown y Spectre.


Want to learn more? Please listen to our webinar in english or spanish which took place Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 pm America/New_York time.

As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced recently.

They are called Meltdown and Spectre.


As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced yesterday.

They are called Meltdown and Spectre.

Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren't code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer. So they are very widespread and much harder to fix.

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?

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.

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

Our workshop is at 5:10 pm and Alfredo Lopez is leading it.


For Immediate Release Contact: Alfredo Lopez

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.