December 20th, 2016 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Projects On Hold For the Moment
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Chelsea Manning Birthday Standout
Harvard Library Cryptoparty
Local Surveillance Ordinances
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign
- srevilak updating website
- jokeefe and ajames helping setup clinics
- Email/post went out/up
jokeefe & srevilak are running down some possible workshops:
Boston-area training at on 12/28. Working with e5 & others for one in January beyond the Somerville cryptoparty.
Starting Local Chapters
Gave list of local contacts to G. jokeefe will follow up.
Fundraising & Conference
Will send out a survey to pick the final date. See last meetings discussion for possible date options.
Projects On Hold For the Moment
Both of these could be topics for future hackathons.
CCTV Camera Map
Together Boston Meshnet
- 12/28, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston
- 1/14, 2-4pm, Democracy/IT meeting, Arlington
- 1/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty
- 1/?, ?, e5 cryptoparty
- 3/24, 3-5pm, Annoying Legislators for Freedom: A talk with Alex Marthews, National Director of Restore the 4th, Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston
- 4/15, BSides Boston Conference, Harvard University - Science Center, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138. Call for Papers is open.
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
- G (G. Lowell)
Chelsea Manning standout. Good event, despite the cold and rainy weather. Steve and Jamie both spoke. We were able to drum up some interest for the 12/28 cryptoparty.
Havard Library Cryptoparty. The organizers set up a series of stations, and participants could move around between them. Might be nice to try this at one of our cryptoparties.
Local surveillance ordinances. Steve gave update on status of Arlington effort. Also a possibility for doing something in Somerville.
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign. Jamie did email distribution, re: recent efforts. MAAPL is currently running fight foreclosure clinics.
Local Organizing. G and Jamie working on local organizing efforts.
First night against the wars, Dec 31st, noon-5p, Copley Square.
21:06 < jokeefe> Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_20th,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:06 < jokeefe> ids 21:06 < papegaai> Title: December 20th, 2016 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:06 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:07 < jokeefe> Anything to add to it? 21:07 < G> is me, G. Lowell. 21:08 < srevilak> steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:11 < jokeefe> Review - The Chelsea Manning standout went well 21:11 < jokeefe> for a cold rainy day 21:12 < srevilak> At least two people laughed at my joke. That made me happy 21:12 < jokeefe> some pictures - https://twitter.com/masspirates/status/810188657441341440 and https://twitter.com/masspirates/status/810184790934700032 21:12 < papegaai> Title: Mass. Pirate Party op Twitter: "More out for @xychelsea on her birthday #FreeChelseaManning https://t.co/mw9n9xy2Fc" (at twitter.com) 21:13 < jokeefe> srevilak and I gave speeches. I recorded most of srevilak’s first one 21:13 < G> nice. looks frosty AF 21:14 < jokeefe> Told people about the cryptoparty on the 28th. 21:14 < jokeefe> one person was going to show up and wanted to know how to setup a vpn. 21:14 < jokeefe> another person asked if we would teach their group, give my contact info 21:16 < jokeefe> I attended a Harvard Library Cryptoparty yesterday. They had stations for different topics, instead of having one presenter at a time 21:16 < jokeefe> I thought it would be a good method to try 21:17 < srevilak> How many stations did they have? 21:17 < jokeefe> About six: Passwords, OpenVPN, Tor, and three others 21:18 < jokeefe> I talked with one guy about setting up his own OpenVPN for his family. 21:18 < srevilak> nice 21:20 < jokeefe> Andy was there as well. Will debrief on the cryptoparty list. 21:21 < jokeefe> Projects 21:21 < jokeefe> Local Surveillance Ordinances 21:21 < srevilak> I have some updates 21:21 < jokeefe> great 21:21 < srevilak> Arlington town counsel has not made a decision regarding the viability of my proposed warrant article 21:21 < srevilak> So I went digging 21:21 < srevilak> And found this: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVII/Chapter40/Section21 21:21 < papegaai> Title: Section 21 (at malegislature.gov) 21:22 < srevilak> Spells out what kind of bylaws a town can enact 21:22 < srevilak> The way I read Ch 40 sec 21, a town couldn't make bylaw violations a misdemeanor 21:22 < srevilak> but the other stuff -- public comment, policies, reports 21:23 < srevilak> seems like should fall under Sec 21(1) 21:23 < srevilak> Earlier tonight, I wrote to town counsel to say as much. We'll see what he says 21:23 < srevilak> On the downside, my neighbor found more cameras around the block 21:23 < srevilak> We're up to 11. 21:23 < srevilak> https://www.srevilak.net/wiki/Surveillance_Cameras_in_Precinct_1 21:24 < papegaai> Title: Surveillance Cameras in Precinct 1 - srevilak.net (at www.srevilak.net) 21:24 < jokeefe> any idea whose they are? 21:24 < srevilak> they're all owned by the housing authority 21:24 < srevilak> none belong to arlington PD (according to arlington chief of police) 21:24 < srevilak> I've asked housing authority for policy documents, and they've been very silent on the issue 21:25 < srevilak> But they have a board meeting tomorrow night. And it's a public meeting 21:25 < srevilak> hi Moses. I'm yammering on about https://www.srevilak.net/wiki/Surveillance_Cameras_in_Precinct_1 21:25 < papegaai> Title: Surveillance Cameras in Precinct 1 - srevilak.net (at www.srevilak.net) 21:25 < srevilak> <end of update> 21:26 < jokeefe> I don’t understand. Those don’t look like they are part of the housing authority or are some of the smaller houses owned by them? 21:27 < srevilak> All of the houses in that block are owned by the housing authority 21:27 < jokeefe> ok 21:28 < jokeefe> On somerville’s ordinance, Alex has updated it, and has someone interested in working on it. need to check in 21:29 < srevilak> That's great 21:30 < jokeefe> Would you write up a blog post asking other Pirates to do this for their communities. I could then put it in an email 21:30 < srevilak> I can do that 21:31 < jokeefe> thank you 21:31 < jokeefe> MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign 21:31 < jokeefe> Put up a blog post and emailed status on it 21:31 < jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/blog/2016/12/20/stop-banksters-from-stealing-peoples-homes/ 21:31 < jokeefe> Looks like we have another clinic on the 29th. 21:32 < jokeefe> in Lynn 21:32 < jokeefe> 10 days left 21:32 < G> i thought you were gonna send me a list with their schedule last week so i could go to Lowell library to try to set them up? :( 21:32 < jokeefe> I added you to the google calendar 21:32 < jokeefe> IIRC 21:33 < G> oh goodness.... all my work accounts are linked together to my emails on Google 21:33 < jokeefe> Monday the 26th is open 21:33 < jokeefe> so is Friday, but that is a bit soon 21:34 < jokeefe> Would Monday work? 21:34 < G> the day after christmas? i think i'll be working 21:35 < jokeefe> evening? 21:35 < jokeefe> wait, you don’t have the day after XMas off? 21:35 < G> no i work for a living :P 21:35 < G> slaving for the man 21:35 < jokeefe> grrrrrr 21:37 < jokeefe> the library is probably closed on Monday anyway 21:37 < jokeefe> thanks 21:38 < G> :/ 21:38 < jokeefe> no update on Campaign Workshops. Will check on Holyoke status 21:38 < G> not driving makes it hard to get around for this stuff 21:39 < jokeefe> No doubt 21:40 < jokeefe> Cryptoparties - One on 12/28 at e5. Have some leads on an additional one besides the next one in Somerville in January 21:40 < jokeefe> Starting Local Chapters - did you get the list G? 21:40 < G> yep so i got that list ! ....... 21:41 < G> but so..... what you want me to tell these peeps, yo? 21:41 < jokeefe> they offered to start a local chapter 21:41 < jokeefe> 1. are they willing to do so 21:41 < jokeefe> 2. what help do they want 21:41 < jokeefe> 3. we can provide names and contact info 21:41 < jokeefe> 4. people to show up and talk 21:42 < G> wellllllll do we have any kinda.... guide or structure to offer? 21:42 < jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/wiki/Organizing_Guide 21:42 < papegaai> Title: Organizing Guide - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:42 < jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/wiki/Organizing_Materials 21:42 < papegaai> Title: Organizing Materials - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:43 < jokeefe> generally start small, keep events regular 21:43 < jokeefe> talk certainly, but do things 21:44 < jokeefe> does that work? 21:44 < srevilak> I recently came across https://www.indivisibleguide.com/ 21:44 < papegaai> Title: Indivisible Guide (at www.indivisibleguide.com) 21:45 < srevilak> It's a guide to "resisting the trump agenda", but 21:45 < srevilak> there are some nice ideas for local organizing 21:45 < G> ok i was reading those first two... lemme look at that last one...... 21:45 < jokeefe> thanks. Lincoln memorial statue is a nice touch 21:45 < G> i'm not worried about Trump. he's a national thing sillies 21:46 < G> we gotta take over our Commonwealth 21:46 < G> :D 21:46 < jokeefe> aye! 21:46 < jokeefe> srevilak, it wasn’t easy to get the list of people who wanted to organize their communities. looks like that form entry does not correspond to a tag 21:47 * srevilak looks 21:48 < jokeefe> thanks 21:48 < srevilak> IIRC, it's a field rather than a tag 21:48 < jokeefe> was trying to create a smart group 21:48 < srevilak> Yes, it's a contact field called "Interested In" 21:49 < srevilak> The value you want is "Starting a pirate chapter in my city or town" 21:50 < srevilak> There's a smart group called "Volunteers" 21:51 < srevilak> A smart group for potential local organizers would be almost the same, just a different value for "interested in" 21:53 < jokeefe> I see it. 21:53 < jokeefe> thanks 21:54 < jokeefe> will create a new one 21:54 < jokeefe> Fundraising & Conference - working on survey. will have it out before the end of the year. leave it up for two weeks or more? 21:55 < srevilak> two weeks seems reasonable for a survey 21:57 < jokeefe> ok. 21:57 < jokeefe> that is all I have 21:57 < jokeefe> shall we adjourn? 21:57 < srevilak> motion to adjourn 21:58 < G> quick note and i'll email the activist list as well 21:58 < G> first night against the wars is Dec 31 at noon til 5 21:58 < G> at Copley 21:58 < G> and then i'm down to motion the adjourning :D 21:58 < srevilak> would we want to endorse? (or perhaps save for next week?) 21:59 < G> i'll send it on the email list and it can be talked about 21:59 < srevilak> ok 22:00 < G> just a heads up. motion to adjourn now? :D 22:00 < jokeefe> ok, sounds good 22:00 < jokeefe> is there a write up we can post? 22:00 < G> umm i just was reminded about it a couple hours ago by Dan the Bagel Man 22:00 < G> it's an annual thing 22:00 < jokeefe> right 22:01 < G> https://www.facebook.com/events/623461181171435/ 22:01 < papegaai> Title: First Night Against All Wars at home and abroad 2016 2017 (at www.facebook.com) 22:01 < jokeefe> thanks. 22:01 < jokeefe> lets put it on next weeks agenda 22:02 < jokeefe> 2nd the motion to adjourn 22:02 < jokeefe> all in favor? 22:02 < G> aye 22:02 < srevilak> aye 22:02 < srevilak> will post transcript