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On Friday, governors from the United States, Mexico, and Canada will meet in Rhode Island to talk trade – and undoubtedly, the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will keynote the event. Public Citizen and local trade activist groups are rallying for a NAFTA replacement that benefits citizens, consumers and working people in all three NAFTA countries. If you can attend this Friday at 2:30pm, please RSVP at replacenafta.org/rsvp and...
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We are working with the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending to setup clinics where homeowners can learn how to challenge their, usually illegal, foreclosure.  The legislature reduced the time by which a homeowner can challege the legality of their foreclosure from twenty to three years. If you know anyone who is was foreclosed on before 2014, they have until February 23rd to file to challenge their foreclosure.  Please tell them about these free upcoming clinics: Saturday, F...
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Our hearts go out to the people of Nice after the horrible attack there.  Whether it is Baghdad, Orlando, Dallas or Dhaka, single people and groups will use violence to achieve their aims or just act out in anger and hate.  In our frustration, it is natural to seek means to stop them. For over a decade, the US government has used mass surveillance of the world to try to identify and stop these attacks.  Having spent unknown tens of billions of dollars doing so, they haven't stopped a single a...
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The Massachusetts House and Senate passed S.2057/S.2015 which says it will clear titles to foreclosed properties, but is really an attempt by banksters to limit the rights of people who have been illegally foreclosed on to challenge their foreclosure.  S.2057 would sanction the theft of property.  Please contact Governor Baker today and tell him to veto this bill. From our friends at the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL): Unfortunately, the bad foreclosure bill (S.20...
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We have been working with the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to create a system to help people who have been foreclosed on illegally challenge their foreclosure. Bill S.2015 would reduce the time people have to challenge the legality of their foreclosure from 20 years to just one year. Please follow MAAPL's script below and tell your state representative to oppose this bill today. Thanks! Your voice gets results! Call your state representative and ask them to oppose S2...
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On Tuesday, October 13th, Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, Co-Editor of Boing Boing and someone who has great ideas on the intersection of culture, technology and privacy, will participate in the round table discussion: “The Remote-Controlled Society”. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is open. The roundtable focuses on the increasing corporate lockdown of computers and what will happen as computers move into more of our things: With computers in nearly all of...
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On Tuesday, October 13th, Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, Co-Editor of Boing Boing and someone who has great ideas on the intersection of culture, technology and privacy, will participate in the round table discussion: “The Remote-Controlled Society”. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is open. The roundtable focuses on the increasing corporate lockdown of computers and what will happen as computers move into more of our things: With ...
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Update: Unfortunately, Professor Nina Huntemann is unable to attend this roundtable. Professor Benjamin K. Ngugi will moderate instead.  On Tuesday, October 13th, Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, Co-Editor of Boing Boing and someone who has great ideas on the intersection of culture, technology and privacy, will participate in the round table discussion: "The Remote-Controlled Society".  It will be at the C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston.  It starts at 6:30...
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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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Thanks to everyone who participated in the MAAPL hackathon. It was great to see eleven people turn out to help restore dignity and control to people who have been illegally foreclosed on. We have more to do and there will likely be at least another hackathon in the near future, but we have gone far in challenging the theft of people's homes by the banksters. Thanks!

 

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