Archive by month: September 2016

We have long opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).  These agreements would lock countries into oppressive copyright and patent laws that would hinder people from sharing what they love on the Internet and harm innovation.  They would also expand Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) systems that place the rights of owners and corporations over the rights of people. As such it ...
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Yesterday, Aaron James, Pirate Party State Representative candidate, spoke at the MassCANN Freedom Rally. You can share this video using the link: youtu.be/1sy0TbEzeXI Aaron will be at the Pirate Party tent at Freedom Rally today.  We will be there from noon to 6pm. We still have space for volunteers to help staff our table. If have an hour, two or a few, you can tell us who you are and when you can help out or you can just show up. We are flexible. We are in the area marked by the ...
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This podcast was recorded at True Progress, an Aaron James campaign event. True Progress took place at the Somerville Armory on August 30th, 2016. The program is 0:00 Intro 3:24: Bill Rifkin (President of MassCann), on Ballot Question 4, which would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts. 7:42: Catherine Rifkin (Director of MassCann), on marijuana criminalization and prohibition. 13:36: Steve Mandilli on the benefits of Medical Marijuana for disabled veterans 27:58: Lori (BSafe) Law Enfo...
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We will be Freedom Rally on the Boston Common today and tomorrow.  This is an important event for civil liberties, and for ending the war on drugs.  It's also really festive, and a great opportunity for outreach. The hours are noon to 8pm on Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sunday. We still have space for volunteers to help staff our table.  If have an hour, two or a few, you can tell us who you are and when you can help out or you can just show up. We are flexible. We are in the area marked...
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For the last several years, the Massachusetts Pirate Party has attended Boston's Freedom Rally.  This is an important event for civil liberties, and for ending the war on drugs.  It's also really festive, and a great opportunity for outreach. Once again it will be on Boston Common and this year it will be September 17th and 18th. The hours are 10am to 6pm. We still have space for volunteers to help staff our table.  If you can swing by for a hour, two or a few, please "Register Now" and le...
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Maya Shaffer is a reporter for the Bay State Examiner, and someone who's used Massachusetts public records law enough to know it inside and out. This is a great talk, where Maya tells her stories of public records requesters in the state of Massachusetts. Highlights include, The time Maya made an in-person FOIA request to NEMLEC -- the Northeaster Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. NEMLEC wasn't sure how to respond to an in-person request, so they called 911. An agency proposed a $...
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During the Hackers on Planet Earth conference, several Pirate Party activists spoke on Radio Statler.  Some of the video of our interview is up. The audio doesn't come out well, but thankfully the full audio is up in MP3 and OGG formats. The audio recordings of all 2016 Radio Statler interviews are up in MP3 and OGG formats.  Thanks to the Radio Statler crew. James O'Keefe gave a talk on our efforts to map surveillance cameras using Open Street Map and cctv.masspirates.org. Comet Cr...
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For the last several years, the Massachusetts Pirate Party has attended Boston's Freedom Rally.  This is an important event for civil liberties, and for ending the war on drugs.  It's also really festive, and a great opportunity for outreach. Once again it will be on Boston Common and this year it will be September 17th and 18th. The hours are 10am to 6pm. We're looking for volunteers to help staff our table.  If you can swing by for a few hours, please "Register Now" and let us know who y...
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