Quartermaster Joseph is organizing a Pirate Picnic in the Lowell-area on August 24th starting at 1pm.  It will be at 35 Whitney Ave., Lowell, MA 01850. Email us at info@masspirates.org if you want to help or can bring food.

 

Our next tech meeting will be this Saturday, August 10th from 11am to 12:30pm. It will be in Arlington. Email us for the location and directions. While we will focus on updating the wiki to the latest wikimedia version, additional topics we want your help with include: find a discussion/voting system;update CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;write an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV ca...
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It is time to plan our party conference for late September or October. We want your feedback on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc.  Please fill out our survey. Thanks!

 

A bill we support and helped H. 2119, is up for a hearing on Beacon Hill at 9am Thursday, July 11th, before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. This bill would require approval by municipal elected officials before local law enforcement acquires "aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles, armored vehicles, bayonets, bombs, directed-energy weapons, grenade launchers, international mobile subscriber identity catchers", also known as stingrays, "launch vehicles, mines, m...
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Our next tech meeting is this Saturday, July 13th from 11am to 1pm. It will be in Arlington. Email us for the location and directions. If you are interested in helping, you can also join our mailing Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) committee email list at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org.

 

Yesterday, in an 11-0 vote, the Somerville City Council voted to ban the city from using facial recognition technology. It is the second city to do so, after San Francisco, and the first city outside of California. Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who has stated he supports it, is expected to sign it. 👤Somerville’s #FacialRecognitionBan PASSES unanimously!👤

Thank you to everyone who has worked to hard to bring us to this moment ✊️ https://t.co/afVbJDZtIB— Ben Ewen-Campen (@BenForWard3) June...
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The Somerville Pirate Meetup is this Saturday, May 18th, 10:30am-1:45pm. It will be at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave.  in the auditorium on the first floor. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. Also, we will talk about how to support efforts to impose a ban on police use of facial recognition technology. The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Pu...
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The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. It will be in the Board Room. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. We have the space from 11am to 4pm, so contact us with what times work best for you so we can narrow the time period.  Though if there is interest, we could use the whole time to talk about our platform, teach people how to...
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The Somerville Pirate Meetup is this Saturday, May 18th, 10:30am-1:45pm. It will be at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. in the auditorium on the first floor. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy. Also, we will talk about how to support efforts to impose a ban on police use of facial recognition technology. The Holyoke Pirate Meetup will be June 22nd at the Holyoke Pub...
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Here are the election results for our 2019 leadership election. Thank you to everyone who placed their name in nomination and to everyone who voted in our 2019 leadership election. A big thanks to outgoing First Officer Noelani Kamelamela and Arbitrator Moses Sukin for all of their efforts. We will setup a meeting with all leaders, activists and volunteers to plan the rest of 2019. The results are:
OfficeChoiceWinner(s)VotesCaptainJames O'Keefe*18First OfficerSteve Revilak*...
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