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Pirate Podcasts – Episode 6: Municipal Rights

Terra Friedrichs talks about how communities can use municipal rights to protect their local interests, especially where the environment is concerned. The talk covers permits, the administrative court, home rule, public necessity, and thinking outside the box of allowable activism. This talk was... Read more

Saturday: Send congratulations to Swedish Pirates & Help Aaron

The Swedish Pirate Party is ten years old this year and they are asking pirates world-wide to send a congratulatory video message. Since Aaron James' State Representative campaign will go door-to-door this Saturday, we thought it would be a good opportunity to record it. We will meet at 5pm at... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 5: Lightning Talks: Usernames, Persona, and Surveillance Cameras

This episode contains three short talks from PirateCon 2016. (0:00) James O'Keefe on Our project to map surveillance cameras via open street map. (6:10) Noe Kamelamela on how to choose a username. (12:23) Kendra, on cryptoparties, free software, and dealing with personas... Read more

Pirate Picnic this Sunday

On Sunday, August 7th, we will hold our annual Pirate Picnic 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 t... Read more

All Lives Matter, Really?

For months, our fair city of Somerville has had a "Black Lives Matter" hanging across the front of city hall. This week, the police union decided to hold a demonstration about it; the union wanted the banner taken down, and replaced with one that said "All lives matter". It's not the first time a ... Read more

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