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Pirate News: Running for elected office

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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... Read more

Vote Early! Not Often

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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 ... Read more

Today, Standout for Whistle-Blower Reality Winner

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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 Rea... Read more

Not registered to vote? Do it today!

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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  If you will be 18 by November 6th, then you can pre-register as well. When you register, you can specify Pirate as your ... Read more

The copyright censors won in the EU. But the fight continues

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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 fami... Read more

Two more days to stop the EU censorship machines

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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 pot... Read more

IRC meetings moving to Wednesday nights

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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 Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates... Read more

Today 8/13: Turn out and testify on surveillance oversight

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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, C... Read more

Thursday: NoTechforICE: Cambridge Microsoft Petition Delivery

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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 DETAIL... Read more

Section 702 renewal up for vote now, call your US Reps.

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Section 702 is a surveillance authority passed in 2008 as part of the FISA Amendments Act. It is used to justify the NSA's warrantless collection of our emails and other on-line communications. Section 702 has to be renewed every few years, but it wasn't renewed at the end of 2017 and expired.  Win ... Read more

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