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Monthly archive: March 2016

Help select the date of PirateCon 2016

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June seems like the best time for PirateCon 2016.  We need your help choosing the date and location. If you can help us find a better location that isn’t expensive, has plentiful wifi, decent audio facilities, is wheelchair accessible and can be reached by car and public transit, drop us an email at

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Upcoming cryptoparties

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Upcoming cryptoparties: The Somerville cryptoparty crew will be at LibrePlanet on March 19-20 and will help people learn to protect their privacy at a cryptocorner.  Thanks to Halley Murray for working with LibrePlanet and leading the charge for this effort; On Saturday, March 26th, James O’Keefe and Ben Cook will be at the South Coast Innovator Labs in Taunton to talk about using I2P as an alternative to Tor.  It starts at 1pm and will be at Building A, 1380 Bay Street, Taunton; The next monthly Somerville cryptoparty will be Wednesday, March 30th.  It will be from 6-9pm, and will be at Parts & Crafts at 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville; We are working with other groups to bring cryptoparties to the Lowell area and Western Massachusetts.  If you want to help, sign up for the cryptoparty mailing list.

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Further information

Worcester Pirate Meetup, 4/28

March Pirate Meetups

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Help Build the Pirate Party

Help organize a local Pirate chapter

IRC Meetings Wednesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Wednesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to
  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

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call / txt: (617) 863-6277 (MAPP)

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