Archive by month: October 2016

With the November election in the final stretch, it's time to get down to some really serious business -- running for local office! As part of the Massachusetts Pirate Party's "run local" initiative, on Saturday November 12th we're organizing a series of workshops on how to run in a local election.  We're talking town meetings, city councils, and school committees.  It doesn't take a fortune to run, you don't need an army of volunteers, and the work you do can make a real difference in your c...
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Aaron James, our candidate for State Representative in the 27th Middlesex, was a guest on “The Young Jurks” live stream last Saturday. Alex Mendez, an independent candidate running for State Senate in the Norfolk-Plymouth District, also appeared. You can listen to the recording or download the mp3. “The Young Jurks” airs weekly on Saturday from 6-7:30pm on WEMF. Aaron and his team are going door-to-door, especially Thursday/Saturdays, and need fellow Pirates to help with their time or mone...
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Fellow Pirate and Fight for the Future organizer, Joe Thornton, is organizing an anti-TPP protest in Lynn, this Tuesday (10/25), at an event that US Rep. Moulton is throwing. They will be outside protesting, holding signs, and handing out flyers. Moulton has yet to take a stance on the TPP. With the Nov. lame duck session approaching, we need to act now to convince Moulton to vote against it before it is too late. Where: Outside Bent Water Brewing Company, 180 Commercial St, Unit 18, Lynn,...
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The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty is this 6-9pm this Wednesday (always the last Wednesday of the month). It has moved to The Sprouts at 339R Summer St, Somerville.  The Sprouts is where we had our first cryptoparty four years ago. A big thanks to Halley for getting the Somerville Cryptoparties off the ground and keeping them going and to Parts and Crafts, a youth makerspace and community workshop, for hosting them for over a year. Halley is helping with the Day in Solidarity With African ...
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Aaron James, our candidate for State Representative in the 27th Middlesex, will be once again be a guest on “The Young Jurks” live stream, tonight (Saturday). The October 22nd podcast will be a chance for MA voters to hear Aaron discuss his campaign’s signature issues with local advocates. Alex Mendez, an independent candidate running for State Senate in the Norfolk-Plymouth District, will also appear. “The Young Jurks” airs a weekly Saturday from 6-7:30pm on WEMF.  You can listen to it live....
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There will be two cryptoparties this week that will be good opportunities to learn to protect your privacy online: Boston Public Library cryptoparty on Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4pm. It will be at the Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester; The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty on the last Wednesday of the month from 6-9pm at The Sprouts at 339R Summer St, Somerville; We also offer computer security trainings for communities and organization on topics such as: ...
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Thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot questions poll.  Based on your votes, our endorsements are: Question 1 - Allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license - OPPOSE Question 2 - Authorize 12 new charter schools and expansion of existing charter schools - OPPOSE Question 3 - Prohibits certain methods of farm animal containment - ENDORSE Question 4 - Legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years old - ENDORSE The votes were: ...
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This is John. He didn't encrypt the text of his email using GnuPGP. He didn't insist that all of the email sent to him be encrypted. He didn't use secure communications free from malicious hackers, the NSA or friends of the NSA, such as Yahoo. Now his emails are up on Wikileaks.             John is embarrassed and his friend Hillary has to answer lots of questions. Don't be like John. Learn to encrypt your emails. Ev...
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Fight for the Future's Rock Against the TPP Concert is tonight. The concert features: Mirah, Debo Band, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Foundation Movement, bell's roar, + more. It will be at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain (Boston) and will run from 6pm to 10pm.  You need to get your free tickets in advance. It will be a wonderful opportunity to get attention for the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ...
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Fight for the Future's Rock Against the TPP Concert is this Friday, October 7th. It will be a wonderful opportunity to get attention for the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).  Tickets are free, but they are going fast. The concert features: Mirah, Debo Band, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Foundation Movement, bell's roar, + more. It will be at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Da...
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