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Counting the days to Chelsea Manning’s freedom

I learned recently from Susan McLucas, a long-time local activist for Chelsea Manning, that president Obama commuted Chelsea's sentence. She will be released from prison on May 17th. I think I speak for most, if not all, Pirates that we are very happy and relieved that Chelsea will be free in four m... Read more

Giving up our rights does not make us safer

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 ... Read more

Birthday Vigil for Chelsea Manning

Where: Park Street Station on the Boston Common When: 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday, December 19 Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013 for releasing many military secrets about US crimes in the wars in Iraq and... Read more

Today: Urge Your Friends to Stop CISA

Following on the cloture vote on CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the Senate is again considering amendments to it and a final vote. While Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey, as well as Senators Leahy and Sanders from Vermont voted against it.  In the rest of New England, no... Read more

The Remote-Controlled Society Video Available

Cory Doctorow (science fiction author and Co-Editor of Boing Boing tech blog) and others spoke at the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University on Tuesday, October 13th. The talk was entitled The Remote-Controlled Society and is part of Cory's discussion of the Coming War on General Computing. Whil... Read more

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