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Monthly archive: July 2011

Pirate Party Picnic, this Saturday, July 23rd

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This Saturday, July 23rd, noon-6pm, we will hold a Pirate Picnic on Georges Island in Boston Harbor.  We are co-hosting it with Boston Freedom of Information.  We hope you will join us. We will have picnic food, games, costume contests, as well as political discussions and trainings.   However, we encourage you to bring your own water, food for yourself and/or to share with others, and of course, your favorite pirate gear. We will be taking the noon ferry from the Boston Long Wharf-North landing and will be there until 6pm. If you arrive on a later or earlier ferry, we will be at the parade grounds to the left of the fort from the pier.  Here is a pdf map of the island. You can purchase ferry tickets on-line and either print them out at home or pick them up at the ticket booth.  When filling out the form, choose the Boston to Georges Returning from Georges option and make sure to choose July 23rd as your travel date.  You should be able to buy tickets at the ticket booth as well. Please tell us you are coming at our Facebook event page or you email us at info@masspirates.org or call / txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP). It will be a great afternoon of geek politics, activism, and fun.  We hope you can make it! Links Boston Long Wharf-North landing – http://www.bostonharborislands.com/mainland-piers-long-wharf-north Map of Georges Island – http://www.nps.gov/boha/parkmgmt/upload/georges.pdf Site from which to purchase ferry tickets – https://secure4.gatewayticketing.com/BostonsBestCruises/Shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=BBC&C=BHSWKD Facebook event page – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205112889533327

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Two Upcoming Events & Intellectual Pooperty

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We have two great events in the Boston area over the next two weekends that we look forward to and a fun opportunity to challenge standard ideas about intellectual privilege (IP) laws. Art Beat in Somerville, this Saturday, July 16th First, like last year, we will be at Art Beat festival in Somerville this Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  We will be there to register voters, hand out our regular flier, tell folks about next week’s Pirate Picnic, and hand out copies of Nina Paley’s Mimi & Eunice’s Intellectual Pooperty Minibook. If you want to help us out please either sign up at our Facebook event page or contact us directly.  You can reach us at info@masspirates.org or call / txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP). Pirate Party Picnic, next Saturday, July 23rd Second, on Saturday, July 23rd, noon-6pm, we are joining with Boston Freedom of Information to host the 2011 Pirate Picnic on George’s Island in Boston Harbor.  We will be taking the noon ferry from the Boston Long Wharf-North landing and will be there until 6pm. We will have a picnic, games, costume contests, as well political discussion and trainings.  We want to know what activities you want to see so either tells on our Facebook event page or contact us.  You can reach us at info@masspirates.org or call / txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP).  Please tell us if you will be at the picnic so we can get a head count. It will be a great afternoon of geek politics, activism, and fun.  We hope you can make it! Speaking of Intellectual Pooperty We have 1000 copies of cartoonist Nina Paley‘s free Mimi & Eunice‘s Intellectual Pooperty Minibook that we offered to distribute throughout Massachusetts.  Nina really grasps the potential that the internet provides to bring … Read more

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We want your member/supporter survey questions!

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It is high time we started asking members and supporters where they think we should focus our efforts.  The first step in that process is to ask for questions we should ask in the survey.  We have our own, but there are doubtless more we haven’t thought of but our members want.  Please offer your suggestions on this post or you can suggest things on our Facebook group or dm / @ us or hash tag them as #mppsurvey on Twitter. We plan to send the survey out next week so please get back to us soon.  Thanks! PS: If you are on Twitter and are in Massachusetts or New England and we don’t follow you, but you follow us, please send us an @ message where you are from and we will follow you back.

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No IRC chat today, Quartermaster elected, upcoming events

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In remembrance of Independence Day, we will not be holding our weekly IRC chat tonight and will continue them next Monday, July 11th, at 9:30pm. Meet your new Quartermaster At our last weekly IRC meeting, we elected acting Quatermaster David Hardwick of Wakefield.  Now that we have a quartermaster, we are filing with Massachusetts’ Office of Campaign and Political Finance so that we can take loot from individuals who wish to contribute to our efforts. Just as with our Captain and First Officer, all of our officers will serve until we hold elections under the new Articles of Agreement.  We also have openings on the Pirate Council, so if you are interested, please contact us.  We welcome your comments and help. Summer Fun On Saturday, July 16th, 1-3pm, we will be handing out flyers and signing up new pirates at Art Beat in Somerville.  Art Beat is a long-running arts festival in Somerville and it will be a good place to tell folks about the Pirate Party.  If you want to help us out please email us at info@masspirates.org or sign up at our Facebook event. On Saturday, July 23rd, noon-6pm, we are joining with Boston Freedom of Information to host the 2011 Pirate Picnic on George’s Island in Boston Harbor.  We will be taking the noon ferry from the Boston Long Wharf-North landing and will be there until 6pm.  We will have a picnic, games, costume contests, as well political discussion and trainings. NOTE: Boston Freedom of Information made these handy fliers that folks can give to friends and strangers. We want to know what activities you want to see so either tells on our Facebook event page or email us at info@masspirates.org.  Please tell us if you will be at the picnic so we can get a head … Read more

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Julian Assange is speaking live right now on Democracy Now!

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Hello All, Julian Assange (the founder of Wikileaks) is speaking live as we speak on democracy now.  I thought this may interest many of our supporters and activists, as our party is a strong supporter of freedom of information/freedom of the press and of course freedom on the internet! I have a link to the stream below! Thanks, Chris R http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/democracynow?layout=3&autoPlay=true

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Pirate Organizers Wanted

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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 https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
  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 http://pirateirc.net/servers.

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