Niche political groups in Mass. aiming to gain clout

J.P. Hollembaek is a college student, a veteran and a Pirate.

But Hollembaek isn’t a seafaring marauder. Like other members of the Massachusetts Pirate Party, he’s a citizen concerned about government transparency and individuals’ right to privacy.

Recognized as an official political designation in February, the Massachusetts Pirate Party advocates open government, protection of personal liberties such as free speech and privacy, and increased access to information through copyright reform and the elimination of patents.

The party takes its name from its support of …Click here to read the rest of the story .

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