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Pirate Podcasts – Episode 10: Your Community Needs You (to run for office)

James O'Keefe is the Captain of the Massachusetts Pirate Party, and a former Green Party candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer. In this podcast, James talks about organizing campaign for local and state offices, with an emphasis on running local. Topics include building a network of supporters, de... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 9: How to run for town meeting

Town Meetings are a common form of town legislature in New England, and they're also a working example of direct democracy. In this podcast, Steve Revilak talks about the ins and outs of Massachusetts town meetings. The first half covers town meeting as an institution, and the logistics of getting... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 8: True Progress – an Aaron James Campaign Event

This podcast was recorded at True Progress, an Aaron James campaign event. True Progress took place at the Somerville Armory on August 30th, 2016. The program is 0:00 Intro 3:24: Bill Rifkin (President of MassCann), on Ballot Question 4, which would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts. 7:42... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 7: FOIA for Fun and Liberation

Maya Shaffer is a reporter for the Bay State Examiner, and someone who's used Massachusetts public records law enough to know it inside and out. This is a great talk, where Maya tells her stories of public records requesters in the state of Massachusetts. Highlights include, The time Maya ma... Read more

Pirate Podcasts – Episode 6: Municipal Rights

Terra Friedrichs talks about how communities can use municipal rights to protect their local interests, especially where the environment is concerned. The talk covers permits, the administrative court, home rule, public necessity, and thinking outside the box of allowable activism. This talk was... Read more

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The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Tuesday 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
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