Due to technical difficulties on my part, we failed to live stream our EARN IT Act Call-a-thon. I am sorry for my screw up. A big thanks to the people who waited patiently for the live stream that didn't appear. Malt and I will put together another live stream and post it here when we pick a date. In the meantime, please sign our email petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on the EARN IT Act. You can also call and leave a message for them at: Warren: (202) 224-4543...
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The EARN It Act threatens our right to encrypt our communications without being spied on by the government. In addition to our email petition, today we will hold a call-a-thon at noon to urge people in Massachusetts to call Senators Warren and Markey and tell them to put a hold on it. You can reach them at: Warren: (202) 224-4543 Markey: (202) 224-2742 Make the call, fill in the petition and follow us at: After you call, tell us in a comment at our email petition, blog post or our ...
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The EARN It Act threatens our right to encrypt our communications without being spied on by the government. In addition to our email petition, this Thursday, August 13th, we will hold a call-a-thon at noon to urge people in Massachusetts to call Senators Warren and Markey and tell them to put a hold on it. Warren: (202) 224-4543 Markey: (202) 224-2742 Check it out here: Base Image: Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images Found at: https://www.picpedia.org/highway-signs/c/comm...
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Pirates Malt, Steve and James chat about the latest news including: Steve's fun with requesting an mail ballot. Reminder: August 26 is the deadline for the State Primary, but send your request in today! Get a vote by mail application; The latest news on the EARN IT Act and our upcoming call-a-thon this Thursday, noon-1pm EDT: Sign our petition and email them;Our latest post; Call Warren at (202) 224-4543 and Markey at (202) 224-2742. Leave a message;Google's new "feature" that spies on ...
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The EARN IT Act would gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects free speech online. Section 230 requires speakers be held responsible for what they say, not the website or platform where they said it. As more and more speech is corralled into the tech giants walled gardens, it ensures that we have the freedom to express ourselves. This bill is FOSTA/SESTA on steroids and is plainly aimed at silencing our 1st Amendment rights on-line. Attorney General Barr, no fan of o...
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Pirates James, Steve, Malt and Joe discuss the latest news of interest to pirates including: GOP banning media from their national convention; our statement on canceling Operation Legend and the use of federal law enforcement officers in cities;eviction/foreclosure moratorium extended to October 17th but two landlords file a court challenge.

 

The Massachusetts Pirate Party condemns the use of Federal law enforcement officers in Portland and other cities throughout the United States, including PACT and the entirety of Operation Legend.  We do not need a national police force, especially not one that can be deployed with neither oversight nor invitation of the communities they occupy. No President should have the carte blanche authority to deploy retaliatory forces in this way, let alone one openly stoking white supremacist ...
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James, Steve and Joe talk about the latest news: Steve discusses joining the Ride for Black Lives; Joe talks about new travel restrictions from states in the grips of the pandemic; James gives an update on the end of Pandemic Unemployment insurance support, efforts to extend it and Gov. Baker extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until October 17th. He also discusses efforts by Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to get the Housing Stability Act (S2...
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The Massachusetts House recently posted a police reform bill (H.4860) after the Senate passed their version (S.2800). Here are the differences (courtesy of Digital 4th): S2800H4860Police rape of residents outlawed?YesYesQualified immunity limited?YesNoSchool info sharing with "gang" database limited?YesYesGovernment use of face surveillance banned?Temporary, plus RMVPermanent, minus RMVLocal discretion on whether to have police in schools?YesNoLocal elected official approval process for mil...
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Steve, James, Malt and Joe talk about the latest Massachusetts news. Joe talks about a recent protest in Lowell to defund the police;Steve discusses what Cambridge is doing to encourage affordable housing;James gives the run down on mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections:You should be mailed an application for a mail-in ballot, but if not, get a copy at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/early-voting-by-mail.htm;Applications must reach your local election office by August 26 for t...
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