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Our next tech meeting is this Saturday, July 13th from 11am to 1pm. It will be in Arlington. Email us for the location and directions. If you are interested in helping, you can also join our mailing Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) committee email list at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org.

 

Our newest Pirate News is up: In this Pirate News, Captain James, Quartermaster Joe and Activism Director Sam (Malt) talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates: Our upcoming meetups in Boston & Lowell Pirate Council Nomination Open Running for office in MA The good you can do as a Pirate town meeting member video Our how to run for office video Our running as an Independent video https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_elections,_2020 https://bal...
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The 2018 state and federal elections are coming up on November 6th. While there are few choices on the ballot for candidates since roughly 40% of the Massachusetts Legislature has an opponent in the general election and even fewer US House districts, we urge you to vote Yes on ballot measures 1 and 3. If you won't be able to vote on election day, you can: mail in a request for an absentee ballot to your city or town; vote early between October 22nd and November 2nd.  Find your city or...
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Veterans for Peace is organizing a stand out today to call for the pardon of imprisoned whistle-blower Reality Winner. It will be in Central Square, Cambridge at the Corner of River St. and Mass. Ave, 5 PM - 6 PM, Thursday, October 18. We support their effort and urge you to come out and support Reality Winner as well as signing the petition calling for her pardon: We Will Not Leave Reality Leigh Winner Behind-Join the call of Stand with Reality, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, Code Pink...
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Today is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts for the November 6th election.  You have until 11:59pm tonight to register to vote at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/.  If you will be 18 by November 6th, then you can pre-register as well. When you register, you can specify Pirate as your political designation if you wish. You will need an id issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.  If you don't have an id, you can use this website to fill out a form that you can get...
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Today the European Parliament voted for the Link Tax 393 to 279 and for Upload Filters 366 to 297.   Additionally, in the EU, no one but the organizer of a sports event will have the right to make available (publish, share, present), reproduce or record it. Thank you for reaching out to your family and friends to try to stop these bills from becoming law. The copyright censors won this battle and, based on a very recent proposal by the European Commission to require that web sites monitor ...
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It is crunch time in the fight for free speech and against censorship.  In two days, on the 12th, the European Parliament will vote whether to impose copyright upload filters, which are censorship machines and a tax on links. If these bills pass, the damage to freedom of speech in the EU (and potentially elsewhere) will be immense. There are two ways we can help our fellow pirates in the EU: Please tell any family, friends or co-workers who live in the EU about this bill and urge them to...
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Our weekly planning meetings are moving to Wednesdays. The next one will be this Wednesday, August 29th at 9pm, Eastern time. Our agendas are posted before the meeting. To join: Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/ Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button Start typing and reading You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at http://pirateirc.net/servers.html.

 

From our friends over at Digital Fourth Massachusetts. Alex Marthews of Restore The Fourth will be there. Come out tonight! What: Cambridge City Council hearing on the surveillance oversight ordinance When: Monday August 13th, 5:30pm Where: City Hall, 2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber, 795 Mass Ave, Cambridge Hello everyone, On Monday August 13th at 5:30pm, the Cambridge City Council will be holding an ordinance committee hearing to discuss a new draft of the surveillance oversight ordinance...
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We support immigrant rights, boycotts and free speech, so we are sharing this event. Expect multiple Pirates will be there. WHAT: NoTechforICE: Cambridge Microsoft Petition Delivery WHEN: Thursday 1 PM - 2 PM WHERE: Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA USA 02142 DETAILS: 100,000 people have signed petitions calling on Microsoft to stop helping ICE hurt kids. On July 26th we're delivering them to corporate offices across the country. We will be impossible to ignore....
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