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Trump expanded Obama's attack on whistleblowers. We must support defenders of free speech and government transparency. To fail to do so now will embolden those who would limit our First Amendment right to know what our government does in our name. Here are ways you can support Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner, Wikileaks and Julian Assange: How to Support Chelsea Manning Chelsea needs donations for her legal defense. You can donate at https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/chelsea-mannin...
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The Smedley Butler Brigade, Veterans for Peace, Boston and its allies are standing out on June 11 from 5 to 6 PM in Harvard Square, calling for freedom for heroic Wikileaks whistler-blower Chelsea Manning and for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange not to be extradited to the US. Chelsea Manning, released when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed, was called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it.  The US Government has entered more ...
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Roger Jones Creative Commons Source: https://www.wnpr.org/post/activist-and-former-military-prisoner-chelsea-manning-appears-wesleyan-university Chelsea Manning was released recently when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed. She was in jail for refusing to participate in a grand jury investigating Wikileaks releases prior to 2016. Unfortunately, it is expected that she will be called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it. You can vi...
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Veterans for Peace is organizing a stand out on Thursday, November 15th to call for the pardon of imprisoned whistle-blower Reality Winner. It will be in Davis Square, Somerville, 5 PM – 6 PM. We support their effort and urge you to come out and support Reality Winner as well as signing the petition calling for her pardon.

 

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 Reality Winner as well as signing the petition calling for her pardon: We Will Not Leave Reality Leigh Winner Behind-Join the call of Stand with Reality, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, Code Pink...
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This Tuesday at 10am in Room B-2 of the State House will be a hearing on police militarization bills. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding a hearing on Digital Fourth bill's, H. 2503, which Pirates helped with and voted to support. The hearing also includes the ACLU-sponsored bill, S. 1277. Both bills require a public hearing and a vote by the elected officials of a Massachusetts town or city before the police acquire or deploy military-styl...
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Every year we have a Pirate Picnic in August on Georges Island. This year we decided to move the picnic to a more accessible location and give it a specific purpose: mapping the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We setup cctv.masspirates.org to show the cameras that people have mapped in Open Street Map. We have used a number of tools to add the cameras we find to the map. It is still a bit of a hobby, but it is past time to get people using it. We have mapped some of Cambridge...
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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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What: Pot-luck celebration and fund-raiser for Chelsea Manning on the day of her release from prison When: Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm Where: 14 William St, Somerville (close to Davis Sq subway - up College Ave 4 blocks) Contact Susan McLucas, SusanBMcL at gmail dot com or (617) 776-6524 Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks whistle blower who has spent 7 years in jail for telling the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is getting out on May 17. We will celebrate the happy occasion and ...
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What: Pot-luck celebration and fund-raiser for Chelsea Manning on the day of her release from prison When: Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm Where: 14 William St, Somerville (close to Davis Sq subway - up College Ave 4 blocks) Contact Susan McLucas, SusanBMcL at gmail dot com or (617) 776-6524 Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks whistle blower who has spent 7 years in jail for telling the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is getting out on May 17. We will celebrate the happy occasion and ...
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