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Pirate Podcasts – Episode 3: Pirate Organizing

This podcast was recorded during PirateCon 2016, on June 25th. James O'Keef, Noe Kamelamela, and Aaron James discuss the finer points of politics and organizing. The discussion covers petition gathering strategies, working with volunteers, third parties, building coalitions, marijuana legalization... Read more

Meet Pirates at HOPE XI This Weekend

This weekend is the eleventh bi-annual Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference.  It will be at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue (15 Penn Plaza) in New York City. We are organizing a Pirate breakfast for Sunday morning at 9am at the Tick Tock Dinner. It is located at The New Yorker Hot... Read more

Pirate Picnic, Sunday, August 7th

The annual Pirate Picnic will be Sunday, August 7th, on Georges Island in Boston Harbor. It is our Summer social. It is a potluck and there are grills where we will be. Everyone is welcome to attend. The island is a great place to explore and fun for kids. If you plan to attend, please tell us at... Read more

Somerville Crytoparty, Wed., 7/27

The next monthly Parts & Crafts cryptoparty will be Wednesday, July 27th.  It will be from 6-9pm, and will be at 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville.  You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. If you want to help organize a cryptoparty in your area or just discuss protecting your privacy, si... Read more

Black Lives and the Dangers of Policing

It's been a rough two weeks. Alton Sterling was killed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, LA while hustling CDs outside a food mart. Philando Castile was killed by a police officer near St. Paul, MN during a traffic stop. Mass Action Against Police Brutality organized a speak out and march in Rox... Read more

Further information

Somerville Cryptoparty, Wed., 7/27

Somerville Cryptoparty, 7/27

Pirate Picnic, Sunday, 8/7

Pirate Picnic, Sunday, 8/7

Pirate Organizers Needed

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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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