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Tonight: Aaron James Campaign Event

The Committee to Elect Aaron James will return to the Somerville Armory for an evening of political discussion and a chance to hear directly from voters in the 27th Middlesex district.  It will be from 6 PM to 9:30 PM at the Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville.  You can sign up to attend... Read more

This week & next: Cryptoparties, campaign events, oh my!

Have a boat load of events coming up this week and next that we want you to attend.  Also Freedom Rally is only next month and we need Pirates to help us table at it. This Saturday, August 27th This Saturday, from 1-5pm, we will be helping with a cryptoparty at the Boston Public Library, Grove... Read more

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

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Pirate Organizers Needed

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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