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August 19th: Surveillance Camera Mapping Picnic

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We have mapped surveillance cameras in many cities and towns, but downtown Boston remains little explored. To fix that, our surveillance camera mapping picnic will be Saturday, August 19th. We will meet near the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common starting at noon. The schedule is: noon-1pm... Read more

Thursday: Fixit Clinic, Jamaica Plain Public Library (Boston)

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From our Boston Organizer, Matt Fealy. Contact him at noophilic@gmail.com, if you can help organize a Boston Pirate Party chapter. Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based exploration and disc... Read more

Help find where in downtown Boston we are recorded least

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This year we decided to move the annual pirate picnic from Georges Island to a more accessible location. We also want to give it a specific purpose: mapping the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We setup cctv.masspirates.org to show the cameras that people have mapped in Open Street M... Read more

Pick the date for the next Pirate outing

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Every year we have a Pirate Picnic in August on Georges Island. This year we decided to move the picnic to a more accessible location and give it a specific purpose: mapping the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We setup cctv.masspirates.org to show the cameras that people have mapped... Read more

Keep the legislature from harming voter-approved Cannabis legalization

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Thankfully, the Massachusetts Senate hasn't yet buckled to the House's repeal and rewrite of Question 4 legalizing Cannabis and the legislature is still settling on a single bill. The differences between the House bill and Question 4 include: sharply raise total pot taxes to a mandatory 28 p... Read more

Challenge NAFTA in RI on Friday

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On Friday, governors from the United States, Mexico, and Canada will meet in Rhode Island to talk trade – and undoubtedly, the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will keynote the event. Public Citizen and local trade activist groups a... Read more

Thanks to Everyone who came out to the Day Against DRM

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A big thanks to everyone who participated in our Day Against DRM event on Saturday, July 8th. We still have some flyers left over if you want to drop them off at libraries, coffee shops or any other public place. Email us soon at info@masspirates.org and we will mail some out to you. Read more

Speak up for Net Neutrality and the Open Internet Today!

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to destroy net neutrality and the open Internet. They want to give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On Wednesday, July 12th, ... Read more

Still time to stop the Mass. House from harming voter-approved Cannabis legalization

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Thankfully, the Massachusetts Senate hasn't yet buckled to the House's repeal and rewrite of Question 4 legalizing Cannabis and the legislature blew its self-imposed June 30th deadline for a ball. The Senate bills is much closer to what voters approved, so in this showdown, they don't have to conced... Read more

Day Against DRM, This Saturday, July 8th

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Our Day Against DRM event is July 8th and we want your help getting the word out about the evils of Digital Restrictions Management. We will meet in front of the Park Street MBTA stop at 11am. Around 11:15am we will fan out around the area to hand out flyers and hold signs in opposition to Digita... Read more

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