January 9th, 2014 IRC Meeting

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  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Senate Proposed Fast Track Trade bill (for TPP/TAFTA), Have blog post. Need to send email.
    2. 1/13, Honor the Memory of Aaron Swartz; Demand Carmen Ortiz's Job
    3. 1/17-20, Arisia, Boston (Cryptoparty & Campaign Training) - Schedule set
    4. 1/18 Boston Common Smoke Out/Vape Up!
    5. 1/23, Medway Pirates Meeting. twitter youtube
    6. 1/25, Issue Meeting
    7. 1/25, 7pm, Activists Ball
    8. Feb., Hear there are plans for coordinated effort to get Congress to rein in the NSA
    9. Feb., Cryptoparty
    10. 2/9, Somerville Pirate Party meeting. https://twitter.com/villepirates
    11. 2/17 (Monday), Snowden, Manning & other whistleblowers Airport Protest
    12. March Cryptoparty
    13. 3/21 (Saturday), Pirate Party Fundraiser, Democracy Center, Harvard Sq., Cambridge
  2. 2014 Conference
    1. Location?
    2. Date - poll?
    3. Need info on it at Fundraiser so we can sell tickets
  3. Support Outreach & Fundraising
    1. Nation Builder - Try 14 day trial
    2. Phone banking
    3. Fundraiser Tasks
  4. 2014 Campaign
    1. Media List
    2. Mapping
    3. Voter registration app


  • jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
  • Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
  • shep (Marc Shepard, Somerville)
  • Igel (William Fleurant, Arlington MA)
  • yellowhat
  • ANONinMass


  • zby
  • ageis
  • davidd


  • TPP up for fast track. Who can we work with to organize opposition?
  • In Feb, we have whistleblower demonstration on 2/17
  • Will approach ACLU about doing another cryptoparty.
  • Fundraiser on 3/21. No costumes, but we need to find musicians.
  • Will do a poll for date of the 2014 Pirate Conference.
  • Carmen Ortiz protest now 3-7p on Monday, Jan 13th

Meeting Minutes


[9:00pm] jokeefe: Agenda at http://masspirates.org/wiki/January_9th,_2014_IRC_Meeting [9:01pm] jokeefe: ids (give as much as you want) - James O'Keefe, Somerville [9:02pm] Igel joined the chat room. [9:02pm] srevilak: Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA [9:02pm] Igel: William Fleurant, Arlington MA [9:02pm] jokeefe: BTW: 2nd somerville pirate meeting went well. a bunch sick, but our number increased [9:02pm] jokeefe: hi lgel [9:02pm] Bluestreak: Bonsoir mon amis! [9:02pm] Bluestreak: Sent you a text, jpkeefe [9:03pm] Bluestreak: Rene! Hello! [9:03pm] Igel: hi all [9:03pm] Bluestreak: If you don't mind yellowhat, our candidate pal could use your advice on livestreaming equip. [9:04pm] Bluestreak: HI WILL (Igel) [9:04pm] Igel: [9:04pm] jokeefe: 1. Upcoming Events [9:04pm] Igel: did you go to the cafe? [9:04pm] Bluestreak: Who is "you" Igel? [9:05pm] Bluestreak: Wait! IDS! [9:05pm] jokeefe: yes, it went well. next meeting is Feb. 9th [9:05pm] Bluestreak: IDs [9:05pm] Igel: me? [9:05pm] jokeefe: Senate Proposed Fast Track Trade bill [9:05pm] • Igel id'd [9:05pm] jokeefe: yes, called for ids [9:05pm] Bluestreak: Oops! my bad [9:06pm] jokeefe: Got a blog post up. Will get email out tonight [9:06pm] Bluestreak: Lucia Fiero [9:06pm] Bluestreak: (Long day) [9:06pm] jokeefe: please RTs [9:06pm] Bluestreak: retweet? [9:06pm] jokeefe: if Fast track goes through, we are likely to get TPP, which would be horrible. [9:06pm] shep: Marc Shepard, Somerville [9:07pm] Bluestreak: What is up with fast track for ext of benefits [9:07pm] Bluestreak: is that on the same docket, or what have you? [9:07pm] jokeefe: stuck in House, IIRC [9:07pm] yellowhat: woah. I gotta bounce all of a sudden. sorry, folks. another time. [9:07pm] jokeefe: more focused on Fast Track Trade Authority [9:07pm] jokeefe: take care [9:07pm] yellowhat left the chat room. (Remote host closed the connection) [9:07pm] Bluestreak: Crap [9:07pm] Bluestreak: My point is: [9:08pm] jokeefe: email him on the live stream [9:08pm] Bluestreak: Are they voting at the same time? [9:08pm] Bluestreak: Like are they attached? [9:08pm] jokeefe: nope [9:08pm] jokeefe: my mistake [9:08pm] Bluestreak: No no mistake [9:08pm] Bluestreak: just asking [9:09pm] Bluestreak: Did I mention I had a long day? [9:09pm] Bluestreak: [9:09pm] jokeefe: a very long day would be my guess [9:09pm] jokeefe: My guess is that most of Mass. delegation will vote against it. [9:10pm] jokeefe: But those on House that don't, should get a Pirate running against them in 2014. [9:10pm] Bluestreak: I got my hands full with Joe. [9:10pm] Igel: from worcester? [9:10pm] Bluestreak: Bellingham [9:10pm] Igel: aah. [9:10pm] jokeefe: Other suggestions for how to scupper this bill? [9:11pm] Igel: heh [9:11pm] Bluestreak: Besides calling? [9:11pm] jokeefe: yes. [9:12pm] Bluestreak: "How's NAFTA been for ya?" [9:12pm] jokeefe: lol [9:12pm] jokeefe: Protest outside Senate offices? [9:12pm] Bluestreak: SURE [9:12pm] Igel: hmm [9:12pm] ANONinMASS joined the chat room. [9:12pm] Bluestreak: Hey Bry [9:12pm] ANONinMASS: hello [9:12pm] • Igel thinking chomsky on indigenous resistance... re: NAFTA [9:13pm] Bluestreak: You know you've been NAFTAed when... [9:14pm] jokeefe: hi ANONinMASS [9:14pm] Bluestreak: Your job was sent to Mexico, you got a new job, and a displaced Mexican took it! [9:15pm] Igel: its not exactly that.. [9:16pm] Bluestreak: But you can't get cheap Canadian drugs because some borders we're keeping! [9:16pm] jokeefe: Trying to find out when the Senate will vote on it. Seems our Senators are more likely to support it than out House delegation [9:16pm] Igel: your job was taken by mexican and united states execs and lawyers [9:16pm] Bluestreak: IDK: Infosheet on the promised vs failures of NAFTA [9:16pm] Bluestreak: And fool me once... [9:16pm] jokeefe: Large corps. like regulations when it protects their markets & profits [9:17pm] Bluestreak: NAFTA Promised:... [9:17pm] Bluestreak: NAFTA delivered:... [9:17pm] Bluestreak: And now they expect us to trust them again? [9:18pm] jokeefe: Which groups to approach about a TPP protest? Green Party, Unions, Open Source, Prog. groups. Anyone know who organized the march against monsanto? [9:20pm] Igel: its all reletive.. [9:20pm] Igel: er.. relative [9:20pm] srevilak: jokeefe: I think that's a good list for starters. I'd add college campuses [9:21pm] Bluestreak: I will message MAM by FB [9:21pm] jokeefe: agreed [9:21pm] jokeefe: thanks, Bluestreak [9:21pm] jokeefe: Found them at https://www.facebook.com/groups/497828970279909 [9:22pm] jokeefe: well, if there is anyone to reach out to, please do. [9:22pm] jokeefe: more events up at agenda - http://masspirates.org/wiki/January_9th,_2014_IRC_Meeting [9:23pm] jokeefe: Srevilak, Cryptoparty in Northamption? [9:23pm] srevilak: jokeefe: I'm game [9:23pm] Igel: Bluestreak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBpXlI4Oxkw [9:23pm] jokeefe: Any weekends that don't work for you? [9:24pm] Bluestreak: I was messaging them [9:24pm] Bluestreak: Thanks, Igel [9:25pm] srevilak: Not weekend of Feb 1st. Out of town [9:25pm] srevilak: Not feb 18th (Boston Security Conference) [9:25pm] Bluestreak: I messaged the national page... I will send the same msg to that local group. [9:25pm] srevilak: jokeefe: open otherwise [9:28pm] jokeefe: good to know, I would prefer later in the month since we have a bunch of things earlier, though could do it as part of any no NSA spying events in Feb. Will ask if ACLU would sponsor a non-PP cryptoparty. [9:29pm] srevilak: sounds good [9:29pm] Bluestreak: AFK For a few... AJ needs me... sry. [9:29pm] jokeefe: k [9:29pm] jokeefe: On FTTA issues, heard that protest likely later in Jan. will find out more. [9:30pm] jokeefe: Reminder that on 2/17 we have the Snowden, Manning & other whistleblowers Airport Protest [9:32pm] jokeefe: On issue of the Pirate Party Fundraiser - we are scheduled for 3/21 (Saturday),, Democracy Center, Harvard Sq., Cambridge [9:32pm] jokeefe: Not a costume party, but need to find musicians [9:33pm] Bluestreak: Didn't ask Chance, sorry [9:33pm] Bluestreak: Did anyone else? [9:33pm] jokeefe: I haven't [9:33pm] Bluestreak: He was all set to perform gratis on the 28th [9:33pm] Bluestreak: Msging him now [9:33pm] jokeefe: Thank you. [9:33pm] ANONinMASS: kk [9:34pm] Bluestreak: Messaged Chance. [9:34pm] jokeefe: Will ask those I know in electronic music scene. One of the somerville pirates is also asking musicians he knows [9:34pm] jokeefe: 2. 2014 Conference [9:34pm] Bluestreak: OH! [9:34pm] Bluestreak: Cary may be free that weekend... [9:34pm] jokeefe: cool! [9:35pm] Bluestreak: She had plans for all of NYE week... [9:35pm] jokeefe: Did folks like the location of the 2013 conference? [9:36pm] srevilak: jokeefe: I thought the location was okay. Good size for the attendance [9:36pm] jokeefe: We hoped for more, think we could handle twice number? [9:37pm] srevilak: 1.5 yes. 2x might be a lot [9:38pm] Bluestreak: Chance is in... [9:38pm] Bluestreak: That was easy [9:39pm] Bluestreak: I liked the church [9:40pm] jokeefe: Good, thanks! [9:40pm] Bluestreak: 2x the number at the comm church? Sure. [9:41pm] Bluestreak: Go to the Globe after... easy [9:42pm] Bluestreak: APRIL 26th! [9:42pm] jokeefe: ? [9:42pm] Bluestreak: (smy burfday) [9:42pm] Bluestreak: For the con [9:42pm] Bluestreak: Won't conflict with Dave's party [9:42pm] Bluestreak: Which Jason and I MUST ATTEND [9:42pm] jokeefe: oh, ok, so not April 26th. [9:42pm] Bluestreak: Pirates always welcome, too [9:43pm] Bluestreak: NO YES APRIL 26th [9:43pm] Bluestreak: Have it then [9:43pm] jokeefe: suggest we pick some dates, and put it up in a poll. can use lime survey instance at may first [9:43pm] Bluestreak: What else 'mI gonna do? [9:43pm] Bluestreak: Respectfully request no Positronic conflict [9:44pm] jokeefe: Agreed [9:45pm] jokeefe: also want to avoid conflicting with sec. bsides and together boston [9:46pm] jokeefe: which are both in may [9:46pm] Bluestreak: (Psst 4/26!) [9:46pm] jokeefe: Maybe June is best [9:46pm] srevilak: I'm okay w/ June [9:47pm] jokeefe: Boston Pride Parade is 6/14 [9:48pm] srevilak: How about the week before, or the week after? [9:49pm] jokeefe: can put both up in poll [9:50pm] Bluestreak: Meep [9:51pm] jokeefe: ok, will get a poll up and a post up about it. [9:52pm] jokeefe: Moving to 3. Support Outreach & Fundraising [9:53pm] jokeefe: Nation Builder - We need to give more people access to our list. Going to try the 14 day trial and give out accounts to those who want to look at it. [9:53pm] Bluestreak: About funds... [9:53pm] Bluestreak: 2nd Nation bldr [9:53pm] srevilak: I'd like to check it out [9:54pm] jokeefe: $29/mo we can likely swing, but budget is sorely needed. [9:55pm] Bluestreak: I wish Jason were here. [9:55pm] Bluestreak: All he talks about it fundraising. [9:55pm] Bluestreak: Oh the T-shirts arrived today [9:55pm] jokeefe: Good for you. [9:55pm] Bluestreak: [9:55pm] Igel: werrd [9:56pm] Igel: i missed that discount last week heh.. [9:56pm] jokeefe: they seem fairly frequent. [9:57pm] jokeefe: srevilak, will get you my contribution. [9:57pm] srevilak: jokeefe: your contribution? [9:58pm] jokeefe: donation [9:58pm] srevilak: ok, thx [10:01pm] Bluestreak: We are at time. [10:01pm] jokeefe: We are at time. Will move Support & 2014 campaign to top of agenda for next meeting [10:01pm] jokeefe: Motion to adjourn? [10:01pm] ANONinMASS: one last thing [10:02pm] ANONinMASS: Aaron Swartz date [10:02pm] Igel: mm [10:02pm] Bluestreak: Moved to Monday...? [10:02pm] ANONinMASS: We will be moving the Honoring of Aaron Swartz / Protest of Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann from this coming Saturday January 11th, 2014 to a *sunny* and 40 degrees on Monday January 13th, 2014. We plan to be meeting at the John Joeseph Moakley Federal Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way Boston, MA from 3-7 pm. [10:02pm] Bluestreak: idk if I can get there by 3... [10:02pm] ANONinMASS: due to inclement weather [10:03pm] Bluestreak: But I will be there for the dark part with candles... [10:03pm] Bluestreak: for a vigil. [10:03pm] ANONinMASS: excellent thank you. [10:03pm] Bluestreak: I'm sad. [10:03pm] jokeefe: I should be there at 3pm. Not sure if can stay until the end. [10:04pm] Bluestreak: Well, we are covered then. [10:04pm] srevilak: I have a prior commitment monday night. Sorry [10:04pm] jokeefe: I will get a blog post up announcing our endorsement. [10:04pm] Bluestreak: Thank, jokeefe [10:04pm] ANONinMASS: Thank you! [10:04pm] jokeefe: Thanks for organizing this ANONinMASS [10:05pm] Igel: chea [10:05pm] srevilak: motion to adjourn? [10:05pm] Bluestreak: 2nd [10:05pm] jokeefe: so many words to write ... [10:05pm] ANONinMASS: not a problem. I'm going to twitterstorm this weekend and hopefully get a lot of "the same faces" as last time! [10:05pm] srevilak: go, ANONinMASS ! [10:05pm] jokeefe: and more ... [10:06pm] jokeefe: all in favor of the motion to adjourn? [10:06pm] Bluestreak: aye [10:06pm] Igel: aye [10:06pm] ANONinMASS: aye [10:06pm] jokeefe: aye [10:06pm] srevilak: aye [10:06pm] shep: aye [10:06pm] jokeefe: any opposed? [10:06pm] jokeefe: motion passes [10:07pm] jokeefe: good night all! [10:07pm] ANONinMASS: god night! [10:07pm] ANONinMASS: good