Let's get together in Detroit. It's never been more important!

If you're planning to attend this year's Allied Media Conference in
Detroit (June 16 - 19), we want to encourage you to check out two
workshops. The AMC remains one of the most important convergences for
the movement in this country with one of the largest representations of
young people, people of color and people of the LGBT communities.

We're sponsoring one of the two workshops

Privacy, Surveillance, Secure Access: Planning the Fight
Sunday, June 19 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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May First/People Link
at the Left Forum
May 20 – 22, 2016

As we do every year, May First/People Link is working hard to build and support the work of our member The Left Forum: the premiere yearly left-wing conference in this country. This year we're doing more workshops than ever and we're making a bit of Left Forum history in the process:

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We are in the process of moving 5 physical servers from our XO location to our Telehouse location and plan to be complete by midnight, America/New_York time.

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No podemos ignorar esta amenaza; no debes perder esta presentación! Por teléfono, Jamie McClelland, miembro del Comité de Dirección del Primero de Mayo/Enlace Popular sobre

El Incremento de Ataques y Amenazas por Internet

Porque esta pasando, que significa, y como debemos responder

31 de marza, 2016 (jueves) -- 4:00 pm (EEUU este) y 2:00 pm (Mexico DF)

Registrar: https://outreach.mayfirst.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=11&cid=0

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We can't ignore this threat; you shouldn't miss this presentation!!! Call in and hear May First/People Link Leadership Committee member and chief technologist Jamie McClelland on

The Increase in On-Line Attacks and Threats

Why it's happening, what it means and what we should do about it.

When: March 31, 2016 -- 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (U.S. Eastern time)

To get connection information, please Register.

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March 8, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Cir­­­cuit granted a partial stay requested by the telecommunications companies effectively delaying last year’s Order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the prison phone industry. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn have already expressed their regret in this temporary setback.

In partnership with the Calyx Institute, May First/People Link now has our own block of Internet addresses, allowing us greater freedom and flexibility when responding to denial of service attacks and legal take down notices from corporations trying to stifle political speech.

The website http://itsnotthetimes.com, a spoof of the New York Times that exposes the U.S. media's biased coverage of the Palestinian rights issue, is again live on May First servers.

The website, sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (a U.S.-based member of May First/People Link) and Jews Say No!, was wiped off the Internet earlier this week when lawyers for the Times sent Dreamhost, which was hosting the site, a spurious DMCA copyright violation notification.

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The members of May First/People Link have elected Rob Robinson, Sandra Contreras Martinez, Manisha Desai, Francia Gutierrez, Aarón Moysén and Jacobo Nájera as new members of the organization's Leadership Committee. These elected members fill five positions already open as well as the seat occupied by Enrique Rosas who has stepped down from the LC. The full Leadership Committee is listed at:

https://mayfirst.org/en/who/

The membership has also approved six official documents which can be found here:

Los miembros del Primero de Mayo/Enlace Popular han elegido a Rob Robinson, Sandra Contreras Martinez, Manisha Desai, Francia Gutierrez, Aarón Moysén and Jacobo Nájera como nuevos miembros del Comité de Dirección de la organización. Estos llenan cinco asientos ya vacios y uno mas que se dejó desocupado por la decisión de Enrique Rosas de no continuar como miembro. El CD completo se identifica al:

https://mayfirst.org/es/quien/

Los miembros también aprobaron seis documentos oficiales, descritos al:

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