Archive by month: May 2017

We need people who want to build the Pirate Party and ensure that you have privacy and the government does not. Nominations for our Pirate Council, three Arbitrators and our two representatives to the US Pirate Party, are open until today, Tuesday, May 23rd. The Pirate Council supports local chapters and makes the day to day decisions that move the Pirate Party forward. It is made up of: Captain First Officer Quartermaster PR/Media Director Activism Director Swarmwise Dire...
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What: Pot-luck celebration and fund-raiser for Chelsea Manning on the day of her release from prison When: Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm Where: 14 William St, Somerville (close to Davis Sq subway - up College Ave 4 blocks) Contact Susan McLucas, SusanBMcL at gmail dot com or (617) 776-6524 Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks whistle blower who has spent 7 years in jail for telling the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is getting out on May 17. We will celebrate the happy occasion and ...
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This panel was recorded during the Pirate Party conference on April 29, 2017. It features two speakers: Kendra Moyer and Wendy Joy Welsh. Kendra joins us via video link from Detroit, MI, to present the American Library Association's CRAAP method for evaluating sources. CRAAP stands for Currency (the timeliness of information), Relevance (how information relates to a given topic or question), Authority (who is the source, and what are their credentials), Accuracy (reliability, truthfulness, a...
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What: Pot-luck celebration and fund-raiser for Chelsea Manning on the day of her release from prison When: Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm Where: 14 William St, Somerville (close to Davis Sq subway - up College Ave 4 blocks) Contact Susan McLucas, SusanBMcL at gmail dot com or (617) 776-6524 Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks whistle blower who has spent 7 years in jail for telling the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is getting out on May 17. We will celebrate the happy occasion and ...
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We're now in the final showdown phase of the fight to keep Digital Rights Management (DRM) out of HTML and Web standards. All approval of the DRM standard has been granted *except* the crucial final stamp from Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor. He's taking forever to make the decision, because there's tremendous pressure from both sides. Enter K8 and Jak, artists from Allston, who recently became involved in the struggle to stop DRM in the Web. They, local developers, artists, Free Software...
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Thanks to everyone who attended PirateCon, especially the volunteers who made it happen.  We were able to get video streaming working and appreciate everyone who watched the live stream.  We recorded all of the conference panels and will post when we have put them up. It looks like Pirates are starting chapters for Boston, Somerville and possibly Lowell. However, we did not elect our Pirate Council, three Arbitrators or our two representatives to the US Pirate Party, and decided to reopen nom...
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