Massachusetts Pirate Party

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TODAY: Boston PD wants $1.4m to spy on you online. Come oppose it!

The Boston Police Department secretly tried to buy $1.4 million dollars of social media monitoring software to spy on Bostonians free speech. Since the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) is in Boston PD headquarters, this software will not be limited to just Boston, but will affect all surro... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 10: Your Community Needs You (to run for office)

James O'Keefe is the Captain of the Massachusetts Pirate Party, and a former Green Party candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer. In this podcast, James talks about organizing campaign for local and state offices, with an emphasis on running local. Topics include building a network of supporters, de... Read more

Wednesday, Digital Security 101 Workshop

On Wednesday, the monthly Somerville Cryptoparty this November will offer a Digital Security 101 workshop that will focus on getting new folks up to speed on protecting their privacy on-line. It will be November 30th at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. We will start at 6pm and end at ... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 9: How to run for town meeting

Town Meetings are a common form of town legislature in New England, and they're also a working example of direct democracy. In this podcast, Steve Revilak talks about the ins and outs of Massachusetts town meetings. The first half covers town meeting as an institution, and the logistics of getting... Read more

Leslie James Pickering and the FBI: a Tale of COINTELPRO

I spent the evening of Nov 12th at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA, listening to Leslie James Pickering talk about his activist work, and years of FBI surveillance. Pickering's career as an activist began in the mid 1990's, doing civil disobedience to protest animal experiments. His first... Read more

Further information

Pirate Organizers Wanted

Help organize a local Pirate chapter

IRC Meetings Tuesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Tuesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at

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call / txt: (617) 863-6277 (MAPP)

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