Archive by month: April 2019

The Worcester Pirate Meetup is this Sunday, April 28th, 4:30-7:30pm. It will be at the Worcshop, rear entrance, 1168, 233 Stafford St, Worcester. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334145973960287/ The Somerville Pirate Meetup will be Saturday, May 18th, 10:30am-1:45pm. It will be at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. It will be in the Board Room. We have the spac...
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Roger Jones Creative Commons Source: https://www.wnpr.org/post/activist-and-former-military-prisoner-chelsea-manning-appears-wesleyan-university There is a Free Chelsea Manning Stand-Out this Thursday, April 25th 5:30 -7 PM at Copley Square, Boston. Parking is expensive, so take the MBTA to the Copley Square Green Line stop. We expect this protest to be in the open area near Trinity Church.  The event also calls for stopping the extradition proceedings against Julian Assan...
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Congratulations to the Stop & Shop workers for their successful strike: BREAKING UPDATE: minutes ago, UFCW reached a Tentative Agreement w Stop & Shop. Members have yet to vote on whether to accept, and end the strike. In the meantime, while we wait for the vote to be scheduled over the next couple days, we will return to work tomorrow-- [1/2]— Support Stop & Shop Workers (@StopDontShop) April 22, 2019 We voted to fully support the Stop and Shop workers of the United Food and ...
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Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner and Julian Assange are being held for their efforts to reveal information the United States government wanted to keep secret. Manning and Winner are already in US custody and the Trump administration is trying to extradite Assange to the US for trial. Winner was convicted of revealing US intelligence information on efforts by the Russian government to influence the US election. Manning is in jail for refusing to participate in a grand jury investigating Wik...
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Our next tech meeting will be this Saturday, April 13th from 11am to 1pm. It will be at 25 Moore St., Somerville, which is less than 10 minute walk from the Davis Sq. MBTA Red line stop. Call 617-447-0210 if you need directions. You can also sign up to our Tech mailing list if you want to help outside of the meeting.

 

We are electing of our Pirate Council this month. Positions include Captain, First Officer, Quartermaster, PR/Media Director, Activism Director, Swarmwise Director, Web/Info Director, three Arbitrators and two representatives to the US Pirate Party. The election schedule is: Nominations due Today, Monday, April 8thBallots sent out by Friday, April 12thBallots due back for vote counting by Tuesday, April 23rd We will use the same voting mechanism we used in our previous election. Voters wi...
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We are electing of our Pirate Council this month. Positions include Captain, First Officer, Quartermaster, PR/Media Director, Activism Director, Swarmwise Director, Web/Info Director, three Arbitrators and two representatives to the US Pirate Party. The election schedule is: Nominations due this Monday, April 8thBallots sent out by Friday, April 12thBallots due back for vote counting by Tuesday, April 23rd We will use the same voting mechanism we used in our previous election. Voters...
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Photo by Steve Rhodes of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2010, via Flickr and the Creative Commons.) Sex workers cannot turn to police if threatened or attacked. We created a petition to tell Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers. We have 150 signatures and would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thanks!

 

At our March 13th, 2019 IRC meeting, we endorsed two bills meant to limit face surveillance and other "at a distance" biometric tracking technology: SD.671, sponsored by Senator CreemH.1538, sponsored by Rep. Rogers Both bills contain a ban on biometric surveillance technology without passing a bill to authorize it: "Absent express statutory authorization, it shall be unlawful for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any Massachusetts government official to acquire, possess, access, ...
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At our January 23rd, 2019 IRC meeting we agreed to add a section on Affirming Individual Autonomy to Our Issues blog page. It reads: Democracy can only be sustained when individuals are able to exercise autonomy over their own lives and bodies to assure their well-being and happiness, while respecting the autonomy of other individuals. We call for fully participatory political and social systems, vastly more equitable access to resources, and minimal intrusion by government, corporate and ot...
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