Archive by month: August 2012

We will have a table at the 23rd Freedom Rally on Saturday, September 15th. Freedom Rally will be on Boston Common and we hope you will join us. We need supporters to help from noon to 6pm as well as during setup and take down. We encourage you to dress in your favorite pirate gear, be loud and show your support for the Internet, civil liberties and Bradley Manning. Please, invite your friends and family and help us find more Pirates to join us! If you need to reach us on the day...
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Our Liquid Feedback instance is up at masspirates.org/feedback. We are still testing it, and are looking for alpha testers. If you want to help test, please email us at liquid-support@masspirates.org and we will send you an invite. Erik Zoltan put up the first in our series of videos on how to use with Liquid Feedback: Activate Liquid Feedback Liquid Feedback - Log In and Support an Issue

 

Earlier today, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed in the Senate!  A huge thank you to all of you who emailed and called the Senate. The bill failed to clear a cloture vote and will not advance to a general vote.  The cloture vote was 52 for, 46 against, and 2 not voting.  The vote was largely on partisan lines.  Neither Senators Brown or Kerry voted against the bill, unfortunately. While it is likely the bill will not come back for this session, it doesn't make sense to keep our guard do...
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TechDirt is reporting that the Senate will vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S.3414) by the end of this week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems to be trying to end debate on the bill and move to a vote.  However, there is a chance that the Senate may vote on the Franken-Paul amendment which would increase privacy protections. This bill isn't a slam dunk and all it takes is 41 votes to stop it. If you value your privacy, then please tell both Senators to oppose S.3414, while a...
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