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Monthly archive: September 2017

Digital Right of Repair Hearing on Sept. 26th

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Massachusetts legislators will hear testimony for and against Digital Right to Repair on September 26 in the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection. The bill is H.143 in the Massachusetts House and S.96 in the Senate. With computers in more and more of the things we buy, it is vital that these bills pass so we truly control the things we own. Their passage will ensure that if you need a digital device repaired, you can take it to an independent contractor instead of the manufacturer or can repair it yourself. The hearing will be 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Room B-1 of the State House. If you plan to speak at it, you will have only three minutes. Please email us so we can coordinate the topics and issues we all cover.

published under Copyright, Free Software, Main Topic, Patents, Right of Repair | Leave a comment

Help stop Milford from banning cannabis sales

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Bryan Cole of Milford Citizens for Fairness wanted Pirates, especially those in the greater Milford area, to know that he and other Milford residents are fighting against Milford imposing a recreational cannabis sales ban. The election is September 19th, so if you live near Milford and can lend them a hand, you will help promote responsible Cannabis retail sales and not knee-jerk fears. You can reach Bryan at bcolemilford@gmail.com / (401) 829-2395. They are also on Facebook.

published under Elections, End the Drug War, Main Topic | 1 Comment

Freedom Rally is this weekend

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We will be at Freedom Rally this weekend starting on Friday and we want your help. This year our space will be used as an outdoor cryptoparty with power and a network. We are looking for volunteers, particularly for pirates willing to show people how to protect their privacy on-line. The hours are noon to 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but any time you can give would be appreciated. We have flyers to give out that tell people how to protect themselves from the Equifax hack and a quick summary on how to protect their privacy on-line. Freedom Rally 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. Sign up if you can help out.

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Freedom Rally is a week away. We want your help.

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We will be at Freedom Rally next weekend, September 15-17, and we want your help. This year our space will be used as an outdoor cryptoparty with power and a network. We are looking for volunteers, particularly for pirates willing to show people how to protect their privacy on-line. The hours are noon to 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but any time you can give would be appreciated. We will go over the basics of personal privacy in an on-line video session this Sunday 8-9pm. You can sign up at: https://discord.gg/FND2QwU We will likely be right next to one of the entrances to the underground garage and on the path from Charles Street to the Parkman Bandstand. Once we know the exact location, we will contact you so you can find our table. Freedom Rally 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. Sign up if you can help out. Thanks!

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