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May 4, 2008, 8:57:39 PM (12 years ago)
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    11Your Internet work is vitally important to you and any responsible person or organization should think before moving services. That's why we're offering some reasons why we think it's critically important that you join May First/People Link right now.
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    3 <B>1 - The Internet is Us</B>
     3 == 1 - The Internet is Us ==
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    55More that just a technology, the Internet is a massive network of people using computers to communicate with each other. It changes in size and character every second of the day as people log on and off and do what they log on to do. And it has a culture, a history and a vitally important future.
     
    1313In short, it's ours and we should be using and developing it to the fullest. That's why we're building May First/People Link.
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    15 <B>2 - We Need To Protect It</B>
     15 == 2 - We Need To Protect It ==
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    1717Many commercial providers and corporate interests don't want the Internet to belong to everyone. For them, the Internet is a way of selling your products and services and that vision dictates their approach to your use of the Internet and the development of its technology.
     
    2525We think one way to do that is through May First/People Link.
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    27 <B>3 -- We're part of the same movement.</B>
     27 == 3 -- We're part of the same movement. ==
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    2929Although we think the quality of our services and staff rival those of any commercial provider, May First/People Link is not a company or a traditional Internet service provider and you are not "potential clients or customers."
     
    3737May First/People Link and you are part of the same movement.
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    39 <B>4 -- You take control</B>
     39 == 4 -- You take control ==
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    4141Everything we do empowers the user: you are in control of your website, your email, your mailing lists and whatever on-line tools you need. Our role is to develop these tools, give you space to use them and provide support and help when you need us.
     
    4343We are also doing is working with coalitions, organizations and activists nationwide to think about what kinds of Internet tools we need to move forward as a movement and to develop and implement them.
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    45 <B>5 -- We offer outstanding quality</B>
     45 == 5 -- We offer outstanding quality ==
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    4747Maybe the best argument we can make for joining May First/People Link is the provider you're currently using.
     
    5959Think about it! Is THAT what you're now getting?
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    61 <B>6 -- We understand the importance of security</B>
     61 == 6 -- We understand the importance of security ==
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    6363For progressive activists, security is a very real and often critical need. As activists, we know how important security is and we prioritize thinking about it and implementing security measures that will protect every member's data, identity and access. We believe that our approach to security and access is among the most thorough on the Internet and some the measures we take are unique.
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    65 <B>7  Reinvest in The Movement</B>
     65 == 7  Reinvest in The Movement ==
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    6767You're probably already on the Internet with a service provider. So here's a question for you:
     
    7373Because THAT is the choice.
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    75 <B>8 -- We need you</B>
     75 == 8 -- We need you ==
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    7777So...what is your political responsibility toward the Internet? Most people don't think they have one: they see the Internet as nothing more than a kind of utility. But if what we said above is true, that's obviously not the case. In fact, your relationship to and involvement in the Internet is as important a political choice as any you make.