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Today: Break the Internet for Net Neutrality

We have long supported network neutrality. Internet service providers shouldn't have the right to censor what bits we receive or send. They shouldn't have the right to charge some companies more to send bits to us or us to receive those bits. If we don't stop the FCC from giving ISPs the right to... Read more

Get angry, then get even

In a late night session with a hand scribbled bill, Congress gave a big wet kiss to the 1% while shafting the rest of us. Congress continues its work to expand Section 702 to give the NSA (and the FBI via parallel construction) more power to spy on us. The FCC is trying to take away net neutrality t... Read more

We are starting a video magazine

Our quartermaster, Joseph, has led the efforts to have us start a regular video segment. We are starting with one a month and want to expand them to once a week in the future. If you want to help out, you can start by reviewing the previous meeting notes. We meet the Sunday night at 7pm on our dis... Read more

Today: Tell the House not to expand Commonwealth’s wiretapping laws

Now that the Massachusetts Senate has finished its omnibus criminal justice reform package, the Massachusetts House is working on its version (H. 4011). While we convinced the Senate to oppose the wiretap amendments, 22 to 14, now the House will have a go.  Three amendments (#53, #115 and #174) woul... Read more

Today: tell Mass. Senators to oppose giving prosecutors new surveillance powers

The Massachusetts Senate is working on an omnibus criminal justice reform package.  Two amendments (#24 and #87) would give prosecutors unprecedented new powers to wiretap phone calls, emails, instant messaging services, and potentially even internet connected devices like personal assistants (think... Read more

Further information

Candidate Workshops: Worcester 2/24 & Somerville 3/3

Candidate Workshops: Worcester 2/24 & Somerville 3/3

No Free Lunch for Amazon!

No Free Lunch for Amazon!

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