The pandemic is slowly improving, but the infection rate is steady.  There is a real possibility that the fall could see a large upsurge in infections. Having video meetings is the default now. Zoom is a privacy nightmare. Skype is compromised from the get go. Google Meet is ... by Google. We use Jitsi when we record the Pirate News, but it is best for small groups where you trust people and probably could not handle our party conference. We need better ...
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Voter Choice MA gathered over 100,000 signatures to get their Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative on the November ballot. Now they have until June 17th to collect another 13,000+ signatures since the legislature didn't approve of it. With the COVID-19 pandemic, gathering the 13,000+ signatures will be a more difficult task, but it can be done with your help. Sign their voter pledge by Wednesday, May 6th!

 

Massachusetts Pirates Joe, Christine, Malt, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates. The COVID-19 pandemic continues on and has implications for people's lives, the economy and our elections. Steve talks about what Arlington is doing to keep its town government accountable to voters. Malt talks about efforts to suppress voting. James gives an update on Voter Choice MA's efforts to get on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), aka Instant Runoff Voting, on the November bal...
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First, the good news: Chelsea Manning is out of jail and, due to many supporters, her fines are paid off.  The outpouring of support to help her get on her feet is wonderful.The judge in the Katy Perry song copyright infringement case threw out the jury decision because "the similarities between the song were simply basic and fundamental building blocks of music."JSTOR just opened a mass of their articles and books to the public Next, the bad news: COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, ...
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Our next tech meeting is Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. We want your help rolling out pages and apps to help Pirates communicate and organize. The meeting will be at Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville. After our tech meeting at 4pm, we will record a video congratulating the Netherlands Pirate Pirate for their upcoming 10 Year anniversary. Sign up to our mailing list for the tech committee at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org to get involved.

 

After our tech meeting this Sunday, March 8th, we will record a video congratulating the Pirate Party of the Netherlands for their upcoming 10 year anniversary. We will meet at Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville. The tech meeting starts at 2pm and we will record the video after it ends at 4pm. Hope you can make it. We can use more help rolling out pages and apps to help Pirates communicate and organize. Sign up to our mailing list for the tech committee at https://lis...
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As we mentioned in yesterday's Pirate News post, we will have a Pirate meetup in Lowell on March 21st, 10am-2pm. It will be at the Lowell Public Library, 401 Merrimack St. We will update our platform, plan our work in the year ahead, and likely teach how to protect your privacy. Hope you can make it!

 

Our next tech meeting will be Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. It will be at Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville. Hope you can make it. You can also sign up to our mailing list for the tech committee at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org.

 

Our next tech meeting is this Sunday, February 2nd, 2pm-4pm at Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., Somerville. Please note the new time. We are working on a variety of projects including adding a way for members to better make decisions collectively, peer-to-peer streaming of events and updating our CCTV surveillance camera map. Anyone curious about helping or with a desire to help is welcome. You can also sign up to our tech mailing list at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democrac...
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The Boston Cryptoparty will be this Wednesday, January 29th at Encuentro 5. It starts at 6pm and ends around 8pm. Encuentro 5 is at 9 Hamilton Place, Ste A, Boston, MA 02109. It is quick walk from the Park Street MBTA station. Our next tech meeting will be Sunday, February 2nd, 11am-1pm at Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., Somerville. You can also sign up to our mailing list for the tech committee at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org.

 

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