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On Tuesday, October 13th, Cory Doctorow will be participating in a round table discussion: "The Remote-Controlled Society". It is sponsored by Suffolk University and the Ford Hall Forum. It will be at the C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston, starts at 6:30pm and ends as 8:00 pm. Cory Doctorow will be signing copies of his latest books after the round table. We are proud to have helped make this event possible and hope you will be able to join us there! "No Mat...
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First the Pirates brought you the why, now we bring you the how, as in how to act on this important issue. September 22 will the only public hearing for GMO labeling in Mass. during 2015 or 2016 and is a critical time to show how much support there is for transparency in food labeling. Yes, Sept. 22 is the beginning of Yom Kippur. Unfortunately we weren't able to pick the date! In light of this, the committee has offered to allow those who need to get home before sundown the chance to speak b...
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We here at MPP would like to invite you all to join us at a public hearing this coming September 22 before the House Agriculture Committee about Massachusetts’ GMO labeling bill, H. 3242. Support GMO labelling? Great! Come on out! But if you are one of the people who is on the fence about GMO regulation, or if you are outright pro-GMO, this article is directed toward you. There is a lot of talk in the media of folks who are anti-GMO being anti-science. The commercial media, which remember,...
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            We're there every year because it's a great time and a good opportunity to meet activists (aka future pirates!) We will be tabling at the 26th Freedom Rally on September 26th and 27th. It will be on Boston Common and both days are currently scheduled from noon to 8pm. This is our sixth year at Freedom Rally and fifth year tabling at it. We hope you will help us make it a success. What is the Freedom Rally? An opportunity for a...
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SUNDAY, April 5th at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. (Copley Square) Boston, Kade Crawford will give a talk on “The Olympics and Civil Liberties”. The MPP endorses this event and hopes you will be able to attend. From the CCB site: "There’s been a lot of talk about the financial cost of hosting the 2024 Olympics in Boston, but very few people have discussed what might happen to our civil liberties if the international games come to town. Unfortunately, history and the projec...
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Unlikely. Facebook isn't going anywhere, because most everyone you know is on it. What makes all the hipsters want to flee it, is exactly why you need to stay on it: Visibility. For now, at least. But because many people are sick of all the ads and object to being told stage names are not allowed on Facebook, nor any other type of pseudonym (drag queens simply make easy targets), many artists, performers, and activists are staking their claim in a new territory, a new social network that wel...
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Original article at Huffington Post Tech Huffington Post Tech It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn't get you on CNN or MSNBC. If you're Barrett Brown, a firebrand with an outlandish style, a penchant for insulting those very outlets and a history of working with hacktivist collectives, you can consider yourself lucky to get written up in Rolling Stone and the New York Times. The drama of Brown's case and cancelled trial is all but over, but the media...
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In response to "Mass. Gun Law Seen As Solid Compromise" from WAMC This law is a complete sell-out and GOAL should be ashamed of themselves. It's axiomatic that since the 2nd Amendment protects a fundamental right, then absent a serious, statutory disqualifier, you are entitled to an unimpeded equal right to as much firearms access as any other non-criminal (adjudicated mental defectives excluded); and at minimum, modern handguns and rifles at your home. But this new law makes random p...
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The oligarchy’s trend in the 21st century is moving away from attempting to influence democracy by influencing voters, to constantly attempting (and often succeeding) at doing an end run around it all. The TTP and the TTIP are being negotiated with elected leaders, exclusive of the public in order to establish a trade code above the sovereign laws of nations. The US federal government, on behalf of chemical and other corporations, ignores and thwarts state’s rights with the DEA ignoring or de...
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We need Piracy on Beacon Hill, specifically, we need a Pirate to sponsor and promote bills on the hill that promote net neutrality, personal privacy, government transparency. Joe Guertin wants to be that representative. Joe is young and energetic, but also civic minded and politically informed. And he needs your help. He's not on the ballot yet, and we only have until April 29th to get all the signatures he needs. One Hundred and fifty signatures doesn't sound like many, but to be sure to re...
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