Archive by month: December 2018

At our vigil to end violence against sex workers we called for Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers.  We have created a petition to raise the call further and to remember sex workers lost to violence in 2018.  We would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thanks! The call is reproduced below:   Implement a Moratorium on Arrests of Boston Sex Workers Criminalization of sex work in the United S...
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Pirate officers Malt, Joseph and James discuss the federal government shutdown: Happy New Year!

 

The last Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup of 2018 is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be an end of year party at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. The first meeting of 2019 will be January 8th. Feel free to bring food or drinks. The Massachusetts Mesh Network is building a net neutral, community alternative to internet service providers that cares about your privacy. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/.

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the vigil to end violence against sex workers on a cold and rainy Sunday evening. Another way you can help is to sign our petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on HR 6729 and ask others to sign it. HR 6729 would allow warrantless searches of our bank accounts using the justification that it would stop sex trafficking. Like FOSTA, which was sold with the same justification, we expect it will fail. However, HR 6729 would be another step in eli...
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This Sunday is the Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The vigil starts at 7pm and will be in front of Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury (Boston). The headquarters is between the Roxbury Crossing and Ruggles stops on the MBTA Orange line, and a short walk from either. You can park in residential parking spots and metered spots are free. We are happy to join with the Harvard Law School’s Sex Worker Advocacy Network for this event. With FOSTA, HR 6729, and the ...
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In this podcast, Aaron James, Adam Friedman, and Joseph Onoroski talk about electoral action. Aaron James was the Pirate Party candidate for 27th Middlesex State Representative in 2016. Adam Friedman the Executive Director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, a movement of volunteers dedicated to educating the public about Ranked Choice Voting. Joseph Onoroski is a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party. The panel covers topics such as the will of the people vs. the will of the legislato...
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Tumblr recently announced that it was banning all explicit images from its site and started notifying posters which of their images would be removed.  As we expected, the algorithms were too broad, identifying images that showed clothed people, abstract art, dinosaurs and even a vase. Tumblr took the action after Apple removed the Tumblr app from its app store due to claims that Tumblr displayed child porn. That Tumblr took the posts down once they were notified, per CDA Section 230, didn't m...
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Our next tech meeting will be this Sunday, December 9th, from 1pm to 3pm. We will setup our voting system so pirates can revise our platform. It will be at 25 Moore St., Somerville. Call 617-447-0210 if you need directions.

 

On Sunday, December 16th, we will join with the Harvard Law School’s Sex Worker Advocacy Network to organize a vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We will meet at 7pm  in front of Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury. Each year, sex workers and their allies gather in events around the globe to mourn those lost to violence, and to renew their commitment to greater rights and safety for all sex workers. We chose this location to emphasize the role of criminalizati...
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