Archive by month: May 2019

The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. It will be in the Board Room. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. We have the space from 11am to 4pm, so contact us with what times work best for you so we can narrow the time period.  There is a Facebook event as well. The notes from the Boston Pirate Meetup are up at our wik...
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Chelsea Manning, released when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed, was called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it.  The US Government has entered more charges against Julian Assange in order to have him extradited to the US. Reality Winner is still held for revealing US intelligence information on efforts by the Russian government to influence the US election. Trump expanded Obama's attack on whistleblowers. We must support these d...
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Based on the latest election results, four Pirates will join the European Parliament for the next five years. In Germany, Dr. Patrick Breyer will replace Julia Reda, who has done so much to fight the copyright monopolists and advance the cause of freedom of speech and personal freedom. In the Czech Republic, Marcel Kolaja, Markéta Gregorová and Mikuláš Peksa will be the first Pirates outside of Germany and Sweden to join the European Parliament. The Luxembourg Pirate Party received 7.7%...
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Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates: Including: Newton Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph & Wesley MacGregor, a former trial court officer, facing prosecution for allegedly aiding an undocumented person from being seized by ICE Steve, a town meeting member in Arlington, talks about what's new in Arlington town government What's up for the Pirate Party with the end of the recent European Parliament elections Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June ...
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Today the European Parliamentary elections start in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They continue until Sunday, the 26th in sixteen member states. If you can vote in this election please vote for your country's Pirate Party. If you have friends or family who can vote, please urge them to vote for the Pirate Party. With the EU's adoption of a copyright law that imposes upload filters, a link tax, hinders the right to take pictures in public places and a number of other copyright chan...
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The Somerville Pirate Meetup is this Saturday, May 18th, 10:30am-1:45pm. It will be at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave.  in the auditorium on the first floor. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. Also, we will talk about how to support efforts to impose a ban on police use of facial recognition technology. The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Pu...
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The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. It will be in the Board Room. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. We have the space from 11am to 4pm, so contact us with what times work best for you so we can narrow the time period.  Though if there is interest, we could use the whole time to talk about our platform, teach people how to...
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We have two new Pirate News segments up. One on the upcoming Somerville Meetup, recent Pharma convictions in Massachusetts, the calls for adding more tolls / congestion fees and the Robert Kraft arrest: and one on Stop & Shop Strike (recorded before it ended) & Mueller Report: You can find other Pirate News segments and more videos we recorded at our YouTube channel.

 

Roger Jones Creative Commons Source: https://www.wnpr.org/post/activist-and-former-military-prisoner-chelsea-manning-appears-wesleyan-university Chelsea Manning was released recently when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed. She was in jail for refusing to participate in a grand jury investigating Wikileaks releases prior to 2016. Unfortunately, it is expected that she will be called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it. You can vi...
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Photo by Steve Rhodes of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2010, via Flickr and the Creative Commons. The Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP) is highly critical of recent efforts launched against massage parlors and spas by a group calling itself Organizing Neighbors to End Exploitation, done in the name of “fighting human trafficking”. As well-intentioned as these efforts may be, they are clearly ill-informed and only serve to perpetuate marginalization based on race and i...
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