Archive by year: 2019

Quick reminder that today is the State & Local Facial Recognition Tech Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538) hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. That hearing will start at 1pm, and will be in Room A-1 at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston. It is vital to have as many Pirates attend the hearing as possible. Even if you choose not to testify in person, your presence there will demonstrate to the committee that we need a facial recognition tech moratorium. The ACLU will h...
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing at the State House and to the organizers and people who gave testimony.  The committee asked a lot of good questions and we are encouraged that these bills may get out of committee.  It isn't too late to submit written testimony and we posted our notes on what your testimony should focus on and where to email it.

 

Just a quick reminder that the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure is today. It starts at 1pm and will be in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133. Tuesday is the State & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538) hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. That hearing will also star...
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Wednesday, Brookline's Advisory Committee is having a meeting of its Public Safety Subcommittee to consider its recommendation on regulating law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in Brookline. The public is invited to attend and participate. If this recommendation passes, Brookline could be the next municipality in Massachusetts to ban or limit governmental use of facial recognition technology. The meeting starts at 6pm and is scheduled to end at 8pm. It will be in the School ...
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There are two important hearings at the State House this week that we urge you to attend: Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218), this Monday, 10/21, 1pm, Gardner Auditorium, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional LicensureState & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538), this Tuesday, 10/22, 1pm, Room A-1, Joint Committee on the Judiciary We support both sets of bills since the first would ensure that...
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Our next tech meeting is this Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 1:00pm. It will be at Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston.  With our blog, wiki and supporter database updated, we plan to focus on more fun topics including: find a discussion/voting system;update CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;write an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;whatever else we think up. We are open to suggestions. Rece...
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A recent UN report points to rising ocean temperatures, sea levels rising at a faster rate and threats to sea life. Since at least 2012, we started to see marine heatwaves that threaten wild life and foster harmful algae blooms. One of the first recorded was in the Gulf of Maine, which has had three such heatwaves since 2012. Because of the challenges we face as a country and species, we urge you to join us at the Global Climate Strike Flood the Seaport event this Friday, 3:30pm. We will ass...
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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2019 party conference last Saturday! We look forward to continuing to revise our party platform in the coming months. Unfortunately, we had some network issues that prevented us from streaming the conference, but we will upload the video we recorded as quickly as we can.

 

We are recording our current party conference, but are not able to live stream it. We were not able to find a workable solution, unfortunately. We will get the recordings up for people to view/listen to as quickly as we can.

 

Our annual party conference is this Saturday, September 21st at Encuentro 5 in Boston.  The conference will focus on planning, expanding our platform and organizing how-tos. Formal sessions will start at 10am and end around 5:30pm. We plan to video stream the conference. The schedule is: TimeSession9:00am-10:00amBreakfast, Meet & Greet10:00am-10:30amYear in Review / Where We Stand as a Party?10:30am-11:15amMassMesh: Building a People’s Internet11:15am-noonBuilding a Just Econo...
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