May First has sponsored the largest movement convergence/consultation program on technology: the two-year Technology and Revolution program. It has led the organization of the Racial Connections Network, the main network of movement technologists. It has participate in all kinds of coalitions and campaigns involved literally thousands of organizations. And it has, in its membership, over 850 members most of whom are organizations in their right -- a total of about 2300 activists...in both the United States and Mexico.

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Thursday, September 27, 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern

For all sorts of reasons, the upcoming mid-term elections are attracting much more than the normal interest. Not only has there been a surge in progressive candidates nationwide but the lingering issues of technology and its powerful, and not always positive, role in elections looms larger than ever.

What do elections, these and those of the future, mean for our movements and what does technology and the struggle to preserve and democratize it have to do with them? What is our movement to do?

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August 23, 2018 -- 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern time

Once one of the Americas' most progressive governments, the regime in Nicaragua is battling a popular uprising that grows each day as the government repression, paramilitary attacks and murders and consistent refusal on the government's deepening intransigence.

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Google is very much a part of your life and our movement's. Its email program is the most popular among movement activists. We all use its search engine. Major organizations use its storage and data sharing capabilities.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
3:00 pm

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The government's answer to a failing society? Lock up the people who are most affected and most likely to rebel. There are over 3 million people in prison today; 8 directly affected by prison, parole and probation. There is no place in the world with a larger imprisoned populations. We are the world's leading imprisoner and our government is the world's most active prison warden.

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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.

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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.

https://participate.mayfirst.org/

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.

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¿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.

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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.

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