Archive by month: January 2016

After moving to Boston, one of the first places I visited was the Prudential Center Skywalk. There's a great view up on the 50th floor, along with a gift shop. One of the T-shirts in the gift shop caught my attention; it was parking ticket orange, and said "Boston: a FINE place to visit". Boston parking enforcement is legend, and it's led to underground classics like 1986's "The Little Book of Boston Parking Horrors". The cover shows a guy choking a woman on the sidewalk and a woman ch...
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Our next 2016 campaign meeting is this Saturday, January 30th from 3-5pm. If you want to ensure that Pirates shake up our one party state, join us. We will meet at 25 Moore St., Somerville, a quick walk from the Davis Sq. MBTA stop. Street parking is available. If you cannot attend, but want to help, sign up as a volunteer. Talk with you then.

 

We voted unanimously to support of S.734, the fusion center reform bill. Digital Fourth is working on this campaign and is urging people to make calls to members of the Judiciary Committee and urge them to support this bill. Here are the names and numbers of the members of the Judiciary Committee. Winning over the House members is very important, so if any of these Reps happen to be yours, make sure to call.  Thanks! Senate Chair Will Brownsberger: (617) 722-1280 Senate Vice-Chair Jo...
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There is a Somerville Crypto Party this Wednesday, January 27th. It will be from 6-9pm at Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143. It is a potluck, so bring food to share. It will have key signing and there will be people who are happy to answer your computer and networking security questions. It is BYOB. Hope you can make it! If you want to help out with this or other cryptoparties in New England, join our cryptoparty@masspirates.org email list. You can sign up at https...
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It's 2016, and it's an election year. News outlets have been running stories about presidential candidates for months. Even if you'd rather not think about November's presidential election, there's little chance of escaping it. Presidential elections are a big deal, but that's not the only office we're electing in 2016. There are plenty of positions at the state and local level. State and local races aren't nearly as theatrical as national politics, and they don't get as much media attent...
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Thanks to everyone who helped in 2015. On the first, we had a fun 10th birthday party for the first Pirate Party, the Swedish Pirate Party. We have a busy year ahead of us and would appreciate the donation of your time and money so we can accomplish more than we did in 2015.  We could especially use the help since the cost of attending the 2016 Boston Pride Parade nearly doubled. Our first 2016 campaign meeting of the year is this Saturday, January 9th.  If you want to ensure that Pirat...
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For the last two years, the Massachusetts Pirate Party has run on a shoestring, but we've still accomplished a lot. We ran two candidates for State Representative and got our first Pirate elected to local office. We organized a statewide conference; we spoke at Left Forum; we tabled at two Freedom Rallies; and we marched in two Boston Pride Parades, as well as Black Lives Matter protests, the March Against Monsanto, and the Boston Peace Parade. We taught people to protect their privacy ...
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