Archive by year: 2012

Our 1st Officer, Lauren Pespisa, and Gregg Housh were recently on the Two Hotheads Show to talk about the effort to Free activist and author Barrett Brown. NOTE: Not sure why the embed code is going to the wrong video, but until we fix it, here is a link to it.

 

Ahoy!  Cap'n James here. We tend to do far more communicating on Twitter and Facebook and not nearly enough on this blog, so I have resolved to focus more of my efforts here and less forwarding other things there.  Since I am still enjoying the holiday, I'll keep this log brief. We have two events coming up in the next month: This Sunday, Dec. 30th, we will be holding a mailing party to reach out to our 76 Pirate voters and many supporters who have shared their contact info with us.  I...
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The next in-person meeting will be Sunday, Dec. 9th from 2-4pm.  It will be at 40 Moulton Park Rd., Framingham, MA 01702. If you would like to attend and need a ride, please email us and we will find someone to give you a ride. Erik has offered to pick people up at the commuter rail station in Framingham as well. We will be working on our plans for 2013 and finishing our end of the year mailing. The meeting agenda/minutes page at the wiki.

 

Recently the House GOP put forward a decent proposal to reform copyright laws.  It didn't go as far as we would, but it called out the zombie myths of the copyright cartel, noted how copyright is hindering innovation and offered some useful reforms such as reducing the terms of copyright, requiring registration of copyright, expanding fair use and significantly reducing the fines for copyright infringement.  Of course they yanked it in 24 hours after intense Hollywood lobbying. Since the repo...
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While in 2012 we got more accomplished than in 2011 what with our March conference, helping with the CryptoParty, being at Hope 9 in NYC and Together Boston, as well as our large turnouts at Freedom Rally and Boston Pride, there is so much more we can do.  On just the election front there are 2013 town & city elections as well as the 2014 town & Massachusetts legislature elections.  There are more events we should be at, local chapters to start, positions we need to take and friends &...
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At our last IRC meeting we endorsed the three statewide ballot questions.  Our statement for each question is below: Ballot Question 1 - Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information As automobiles increasingly become computers with wheels, manufacturers are trying to lock down those computers to limit what we can do with them, and prevent us from diagnosing and fixing our own property. Ballot Question 1 would require that starting in model year 2015 all automobile manufacturers must...
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The Boston CryptoParty was a success with over 50 people participating in it.  We recorded most of the talks, but haven't processed them all.  The following are done: Truecrypt/LUKS, OTR, Secure VoIP/SIP w/ Jitsi, Bitcoin & data liberation Counter surveillance by David House of the Bradley Manning Support Network & Andrew Lewman of the Tor Project Part 1 Part 2 Encrypt to Live talk by Andrew Lewman of the Tor Project Additionally, raw videos from a number of the talks are at t...
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Do you practice safe sex? Learn the digital equivalent. The government routinely spies on us without warrants. Come learn how to protect yourself. You're invited to a Cryptoparty. When: Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon-6pm. Come for an hour or the whole day. Where: The Sprouts, 339R Summer St., Somerville near Davis Square and the Davis Square MBTA stop.  You can park on the streets since it is Sunday.  Sprouts is in the building in the back. Sponsors: TOR Project, Free School University,...
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On the November 6th ballot there will be three ballot questions: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Prescribing Medication to End Life Medical Use of Marijuana We are developing our positions on these ballot initiatives and want your help. We setup basic policies for pirates to comment and vote on what our position should be at our Liquid Feedback server: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Prescribing Medication to End Life Medical Use of Marijua...
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Gregory Engels, Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International, will be speaking on Friday, Oct. 5th at The Sprouts. The talk will start at 6pm and go until 8pm.  The Sprouts is located at 339R Summer St., Somerville and is in walking distance of the Davis Square T stop.  We hope you will join us for his talk or at the dinner afterward. Please spread the word about this talk.  We have a poster you can put up.  Thanks. Map View Larger Map

 
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