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Monthly archive: December 2017

Thursday, Rally for Net Neutrality

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This Thursday, we want you to join us one of the protests for Net Neutrality: 9:00am, Hyannis Verizon Wireless. 790 Iyannough Rd Hyannis MA 02601 3:30pm, Hadley’s Verizon store, 360 Russel St. Hadley MA 01035 4:00pm, Ladd and Whitney Memorial, 309 Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01852 4:00pm, Peg Noonan Park, 270 Main Street Falmouth MA 02540 5:00pm, Pittsfield’s Verizon store, 555 Hubbard Ave Pittsfield MA 01201 5:00pm, Verizon store, 745 Boylston St Boston MA 02116 5:00pm, Verizon FIOS Store. 361 Main Street Malden MA 02148 6:30pm, Holyoke Mall’s Verizon store.. 50 Holyoke St Holyoke MA 01040 We posted a pdf of some signs you can print out and use. Cannot come out? Call your Congress people and demand they override the FCC and support Net Neutrality. We have the contact information for the Massachusetts delegation.

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Holyoke Campaign Workshop Saturday

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Massachusetts gives tens of millions in subsidies to corporations every year.  We will give over $250 million to General Electric for moving its headquarters here. Who knows how much Massachusetts politicians are willing to give to Amazon to move its headquarters here, but it will cost us millions more. With 60% of our legislators without an opponent in the general election, Massachusetts needs you to run. We will hold a campaign workshop this Saturday, December 9th. It will be in the Conference Board Room at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St. We will be there from noon to 3pm. There is a Facebook event you can shares . Space is limited for this campaign workshop, so please register in advance. If you cannot make it don’t worry as we are planning to have more of them. We are committed to having one in the Boston-area in January and one in Worcester in February. If you want us to come out to your area or can help us find a place for the two we have planned, drop us an email at info@masspirates.org.

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Get angry, then get even

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In a late night session with a hand scribbled bill, Congress gave a big wet kiss to the 1% while shafting the rest of us. Congress continues its work to expand Section 702 to give the NSA (and the FBI via parallel construction) more power to spy on us. The FCC is trying to take away net neutrality to further enrich wealthy corporations. Even here, Massachusetts pols are lining up to give Amazon the mother of all corporate subsidies. We have been dealing with this crap for the last 30 years and following politics as usual by the Republicans and Democrats just makes it worse. If you want to throw out these shills for the wealthy, corporations and the security state, we have a few things you can do: Sign up for our campaign workshop on Saturday, December 9th in Holyoke. 60% of Mass. legislators don’t have an opponent in the general election. Massachusetts needs you to run. Here is a direct link to the registration page. Come out to one of the protests for Net Neutrality on Thursday, December 7th. We will be at the protests in Boston and Worcester at least, but go to the closest one to you or if there isn’t one, add one to the list and turn people out. Email us the details and we will invite Pirates in your area. Cannot come out? Call your Congress critters and demand they override the FCC and support Net Neutrality. Section 702 expires at the end of the year, now is the time to contact your House member and Senators and tell them to let it expire. While we appreciate the positive steps in the USA RIGHTS Act reform bill and see it as in improvement over what we have, we want Section 702 to expire. … Read more

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