February 15th, 2022 IRC Meeting

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Review

Decisions/Endorsements

Elijah McGee -> PR/Media Director

Platform

Diversity Plank

Planks: https://github.com/masspirates/planks

Projects

Outreach

Leader: Malt

Starting monthly meetings. Next one will be Saturday, February 26th at noon.

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming Events

Participants

  • jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
  • Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
  • Malt (sam capradae, worcester)

Observers

  • davidd_
  • hvxgr
  • slerman

Summary

Planks. Adopted one for ending xenophobia:

 
End Xenophobia!

We condemn the United States' history of genocide and slavery. We recognize the influences of discrimination against and segregation of stigmatized populations. Our present situation is not compatible with our concept of human dignity and individual autonomy.

A diverse society must be neutral on matters of faith and culture. No group should use the levers of power to preference themselves over others. The Pirate Party unequivocally condemns all ideologies which encourage prejudice and division between people.

Pirate News scheduled for Sunday. We should talk about the attempt to expand the Mass. wiretapping law.

Minutes

 
21:06 <~jokeefe> Agenda:
        https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_15th,_2022_IRC_Meeting
21:06 <~jokeefe> ids
21:06 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington
21:07 < Joe> I go weekly on Saturday, you are welcome to join me.
21:07 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
21:07 <~jokeefe> Anything to add?
21:07 < Malt> sam capradae, worcester
21:08 < Malt> nothing on my end
21:08 < Joe> Malt-fu
21:08 <~jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements
21:10 <~jokeefe> Elijah McGee - Steve suggested meeting Eli on Thursday
6:30pm Would that work?
21:10 < Malt> i am usually doing dad duty at that time
21:10 < Joe> Not for me but I may be able to lurk it if need be.
21:10 < Malt> but i'm not required
21:11 < Joe> I found 50% of my headphones
21:12 <~jokeefe> Does that mean you found half a headphones?
21:12 < Malt> did someone eat the other half
21:12 <~jokeefe> Will confirm with Eli
21:12 <~jokeefe> Platform
21:14 <~jokeefe> The Diversity Plank sounds
        like a rehash of the Immigrants Welcome plank:
        https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_15th,_2021_IRC_Meeting#Summary
21:16 < Joe> Yes, I have a bluetooth headset which will allow me to attend
21:16 <~jokeefe> Great
21:16 < Malt> good point, we are kind of retreading familiar ground
21:16 < srevilak> There is a bit of overlap between those two planks
21:22 <~jokeefe> Is there something we can pull out of the text that
        isn’t a duplicate?
21:22 < srevilak> Separation of state and religion?
21:23 < Malt> Equity for workers means the freedom to work in any country,
        without legal hinderance. Working people have no borders.
21:23 < Malt> ?
21:24 < srevilak> Malt: I'm reading from
        https://github.com/masspirates/planks/blob/master/ForMoreDiversity.txt
21:25 < srevilak> I wouldn't add that to the immigration plank, though
21:26 < Malt> i'm on
        https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPForMoreDiversity
21:32 <~jokeefe> What about just the first paragraph in
        https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPForMoreDiversity ?
21:33 < srevilak> Sure
21:33 < Malt> works for me!
21:34 < Joe> Works for me too
21:34 <~jokeefe> To summarize:
21:34 <~jokeefe> Promoting Diversity
21:34 <~jokeefe> We recognize the mutual influences of discrimination and
        segregation of stigmatized populations. This situation is not compatible
        with our concept of human dignity and individual autonomy. A diverse
        society must be neutral on matters of faith and culture. No group should
        use the levers of power to preference themselves over others. The Pirate
        Party unequivocably condemns all ideologies which encourage prejudice
        and division between people.
21:35 <~jokeefe> Not sure “Promoting Diversity” is the right title
21:35 < Joe> Justice for all
21:35 < Malt> justice for all is a nice one
21:37 < Joe> Freedom is kind of a word used a lot by the right atm
21:37 <~jokeefe> Do we talk about justice though?
21:39 < Malt> "Abolish All Borders"
21:40 <~jokeefe> We already hava an Immigrants Welcome plank
21:40 < Malt> End Xenophobia
21:42 <~jokeefe> Should we talk about the us history of genocide and
        white supremacy?
21:43 < Malt> always worth mentioning
21:47 <~jokeefe> What about:
21:47 <~jokeefe> End Xenophobia
21:47 <~jokeefe> We acknowledge the United States' history of genocide
        and slavery. We recognize the influences of discrimination against and
        segregation of stigmatized populations. Our present situation is not
        compatible with our concept of human dignity and individual autonomy.
21:47 <~jokeefe> A diverse society must be neutral on matters of faith
        and culture. No group should use the levers of power to preference
        themselves over others. The Pirate Party unequivocably condemns all
        ideologies which encourage prejudice and division between people.
21:47 < Malt> hear hear!
21:48 <~jokeefe> srevilak / Joe - does that pass muster?
21:50 < srevilak> works for me
21:50 <~jokeefe> Joe?
21:52 <~jokeefe> Also, it looks like the governor is trying to
        expand the wiretap provisions. We opposed it in 2013 and 2017 -
        https://masspirates.org/blog/2013/02/09/1241/
21:53 <~jokeefe> Any opposed to adopting the “End Xenophobia!” plank?
21:53 < srevilak> no objections
21:54 <~jokeefe> plank passes then
21:55 <~jokeefe> Final text:
21:55 <~jokeefe> End Xenophobia!
21:55 <~jokeefe> We acknowledge the United States' history of genocide
        and slavery. We recognize the influences of discrimination against and
        segregation of stigmatized populations. Our present situation is not
        compatible with our concept of human dignity and individual autonomy.
21:55 <~jokeefe> A diverse society must be neutral on matters of faith
        and culture. No group should use the levers of power to preference
        themselves over others. The Pirate Party unequivocably condemns all
        ideologies which encourage prejudice and division between people.
21:55 <~jokeefe> actually, shouldn’t we change “acknowledge” in
        the first sentence to “condemn”?
21:56 < srevilak> Good edit
21:56 < Malt> yes, good catch
21:56 < Malt> we should bring the wiretap up on sunday
21:57 <~jokeefe> any objections to that edit?
21:57 <~jokeefe> yes, Malt
21:57 < Malt> no objections!
21:57 <~jokeefe> We probably have testimony from past attempts we can
        brush up and send in
21:58 <~jokeefe> Oh no we lost, Joe!
21:58 < srevilak> It's close to time.  Maybe his watch was fast
21:58 <~jokeefe> Same bat time Sunday for Pirate News?
21:58 < srevilak> yes
21:59 <~jokeefe> shall we adjourn?
21:59 < Malt> hail the conquering hero!
21:59 < Malt> okay
21:59 < Joe> 2nd to adjourn
21:59 <~jokeefe> aye
21:59 < Malt> aye
21:59 <~jokeefe> talk Sunday!
21:59 < Joe> Aye
21:59 < srevilak> will post transcript