Archive by month: January 2013

Last Sunday we had our best in-person meeting, with ten Pirates, new folks and regulars, attending. The meeting was very productive.  With all of the projects we are working on, we decided that we needed to formed the committees to handle the work and provide a way for folks to help.  The current line up is: Welcoming & Outreach Policy & Identity Dogfood & Democracy Treasury Technology If you want to help with any of them, please contact us at info@masspirates.org and ...
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We are supporting the TSA out of the MBTA Day of Action on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. We will gather to demand an end to random, un-Warranted bag checks in subways by TSA, DHS, and Transit Police. Simultaneous marches will commence at noon at five MBTA stations (Kenmore, Harvard, Ruggles, Lechmere, and South Station) and travel different routes through Boston and Cambridge to converge at 2 p.m. for a rally at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Commons. Come, have fun and show your Pirate Pride!

 

UPDATE:  If you haven't signed on to petitions to remove prosecutors Carmen Ortiz and Steve Heymann, please do. We encourage you to attend the peaceful protest to honor Aaron Swartz this Friday. It will start at 3pm and will be in front of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Way in Boston. You can take the MBTA Silver Line to the Courthouse stop or walk from South Station. There are also parking lots within walking distance of the courthouse. Flyers are available as is his Guer...
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Aaron Swartz, a dedicated advocate for open knowledge and accomplished hacker, who was facing a potential 30+ year jail term and over a million dollars in fines for liberating JSTOR scientific research papers from behind a pay wall, took his own life on Friday, January 11th. On behalf of all Massachusetts Pirates, we express our condolences to his family and those he loved.  Aaron was a resolute fighter for the right of people to share knowledge and worked untold hours to defeat bills such as...
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1st Officer Lauren Pespisa and I recently appeared on the Two Hotheads Show to talk about the Pirate Party, the sad and unexpected death of Aaron Swartz and other Pirate topics.

 

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