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Apple & FOSTA take aim at Tumblr, Vigil Sign Making Party Today

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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... Read more

Tech Meeting, Sunday, 12/9, 1pm

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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. Read more

Help organize a Dec. Vigil for Sex Worker Rights & Safety

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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 e... Read more

Dec. 16 Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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The Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers will be December 16th. It will be in conjunction with the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. It is sponsored by the Massachusetts Pirate Party and the Harvard Law School's Sex Worker Advocacy Network. The vigil start at 7pm and... Read more

Posted BAB Cryptoparty Slides

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I posted the slides I will present today at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair for the Keep Your Bytes Secure from Prying Spies talk in PDF and ODP formats. I'll post the other speaker's materials once I have them. The talk will be at 1pm and will cover threat modeling, choosing and managing passwords, p... Read more

11/15 Stand out for Reality Winner

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Veterans for Peace is organizing a stand out on Thursday, November 15th to call for the pardon of imprisoned whistle-blower Reality Winner. It will be in Davis Square, Somerville, 5 PM – 6 PM. We support their effort and urge you to come out and support Reality Winner as well as signing the petit... Read more

Thanks for voting for transgender equality

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Thanks to everyone who voted for Questions 1 and 3 and to the activists and volunteers who advocated for them. Question 3's overwhelming victory demonstrated that the voters of Massachusetts support equality for our fellow transgender citizens and residents and have upheld our often proud history... Read more

Vote Today

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Election day is today. Polling places are open until 8pm. You can find your polling place at If you believe you are registered, but you aren’t listed on the voter rolls, don't walk away. The law says you can demand a provisional ballot and get a receipt. Follow up after the el... Read more

New Pirate News: 2018 Elections

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Malt and James talk about the 2018 elections, especially Questions 1 and 3, which the Pirate Party supports. Vote this Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls open 7am to 8pm. Links we talked about: Voting: Voting absentee (application due by noon Monday, 11/5) Request an absentee ballot form ... Read more

Sign our petition to prevent warrantless searches of our bank accounts

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HR 6729, which would allow warrantless searches of our bank accounts, has not advanced from the Senate's Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee. Senator Warren is on that committee. We started a petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on HR 6729. The more people who sign i... Read more

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Dec. 16 Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Dec. 16 Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers`

Prevent warrantless searches of our bank accounts

Prevent warrantless searches of our bank accounts`

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