Alfredo Lopez

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Alfredo Lopez... founded an Internet organization called People-Link that merged, circa 2006, with another called May First. "May First/People Link is today the largest left-wing Internet membership organization in the country and one of the few progressive organizations organized in both the United States and Mexico (with members in many other parts of the Americas). It is the technology leader for the United States Social Forum and many other activists world-wide. Alfredo is Co-Chair of the organization's Leadership Committee.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his spouse: the writer, teacher and organizer Maritza Arrastía.


In 1974, as a politburo member of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party, Alfredo Lopez attended the 1974 conference of the New American Movement in Lexington.[1]

People's Progressive Convention

In 1992, a "call" went out to leftist radicals and communist revolutionaries of various orientations to hold a national People's Progressive Convention in Ypsilanti, Michigan, August 21-23, 1992.

Endorsers included Alfredo Lopez - writer and activist.

Socialist Scholars Conference

Frances Aparicio, Alfredo Lopez and Elias Castro were speakers on the Puerto Rico: Microcosm of Independence Struggle for Culture and Identity panel sponsored by the South End Press at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City[2]

Center for Labor Renewal

In 2009 Alfredo Lopez was listed as an endorser of the Center for Labor Renewal[3].

US Social Forum National Planning Committee

Contact Sheet for the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, Detroit 2010. Original April 09, 2009, Updated February 23, 2010.

"Enemies of the State"

The Center for Media Justice and Free Press invite you to attend "Enemies of the State: Government Surveillance in Communities of Color" -- a panel discussion which explores the ways that local and federal spying operations work to stifle leaders within the movement for social and racial justice.

Today, more people are learning what many of us have already known, that U.S. agencies have carried on multiple secret domestic surveillance programs- with the aid of companies like Verizon, Facebook and Google. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Today's NSA revelations only build on the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), which was used during the 1960s and 1970s to monitor telephone conversations and track mail of black, Latino, and Indigenous leaders.

Though the platforms have changed, the goal remains the same: destabilize and dismantle movements for political and economic rights.

Join us for this important discussion moderated by Morgan State University Professor Dr. Jared Ball. Panelists include:

Thursday, October 24th, 2013, Bus Boys and Poets at 14th and V (Langston Room).


  1. New American Movement Discussion Bulletin No. 8, July - September, 1974, page 107
  2. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992