Today the European Parliamentary elections start in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They continue until Sunday, the 26th in sixteen member states. If you can vote in this election please vote for your country's Pirate Party. If you have friends or family who can vote, please urge them to vote for the Pirate Party. With the EU's adoption of a copyright law that imposes upload filters, a link tax, hinders the right to take pictures in public places and a number of other copyright chan...
Continue reading

 

Photo by Steve Rhodes of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2010, via Flickr and the Creative Commons. The Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP) is highly critical of recent efforts launched against massage parlors and spas by a group calling itself Organizing Neighbors to End Exploitation, done in the name of “fighting human trafficking”. As well-intentioned as these efforts may be, they are clearly ill-informed and only serve to perpetuate marginalization based on race and i...
Continue reading

 

Congratulations to the Stop & Shop workers for their successful strike: BREAKING UPDATE: minutes ago, UFCW reached a Tentative Agreement w Stop & Shop. Members have yet to vote on whether to accept, and end the strike. In the meantime, while we wait for the vote to be scheduled over the next couple days, we will return to work tomorrow-- [1/2]— Support Stop & Shop Workers (@StopDontShop) April 22, 2019 We voted to fully support the Stop and Shop workers of the United Food and ...
Continue reading

 

Photo by Steve Rhodes of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2010, via Flickr and the Creative Commons.) Sex workers cannot turn to police if threatened or attacked. We created a petition to tell Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers. We have 150 signatures and would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thanks!

 

Our newest Pirate News is up: In this Pirate News, Captain James, Quartermaster Joe and Activism Director Sam (Malt) talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates: Our upcoming meetups in Boston & Lowell Pirate Council Nomination Open Running for office in MA The good you can do as a Pirate town meeting member video Our how to run for office video Our running as an Independent video https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_elections,_2020 https://bal...
Continue reading

 

Sex workers cannot turn to police if threatened or attacked. We have created a petition to tell Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers. We have 123 signatures and would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thank you!

 

At our vigil to end violence against sex workers we called for Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers.  We have created a petition to raise the call further and to remember sex workers lost to violence in 2018.  We would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thanks! The call is reproduced below:   Implement a Moratorium on Arrests of Boston Sex Workers Criminalization of sex work in the United S...
Continue reading

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the vigil to end violence against sex workers on a cold and rainy Sunday evening. Another way you can help is to sign our petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on HR 6729 and ask others to sign it. HR 6729 would allow warrantless searches of our bank accounts using the justification that it would stop sex trafficking. Like FOSTA, which was sold with the same justification, we expect it will fail. However, HR 6729 would be another step in eli...
Continue reading

 

This Sunday is the Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The vigil starts at 7pm and will be in front of Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury (Boston). The headquarters is between the Roxbury Crossing and Ruggles stops on the MBTA Orange line, and a short walk from either. You can park in residential parking spots and metered spots are free. We are happy to join with the Harvard Law School’s Sex Worker Advocacy Network for this event. With FOSTA, HR 6729, and the ...
Continue reading

 

Tumblr recently announced that it was banning all explicit images from its site and started notifying posters which of their images would be removed.  As we expected, the algorithms were too broad, identifying images that showed clothed people, abstract art, dinosaurs and even a vase. Tumblr took the action after Apple removed the Tumblr app from its app store due to claims that Tumblr displayed child porn. That Tumblr took the posts down once they were notified, per CDA Section 230, didn't m...
Continue reading

 

More information

Keep in Touch

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Help Build the Pirate Party

Help organize a local Pirate chapter

IRC Meetings Wednesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Wednesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at http://pirateirc.net/servers.

Contact us

email: info@masspirates.org
call / txt: (617) 863-6277 (MAPP)

Pirate Gear

Keep in Touch

Sign up for the Mass Pirates Newsletter.

Search

in