July 7th, 2021 IRC Meeting

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July 5th Anti-Imperialist Picnic



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



Leader: Malt

  • Next Pirate Moot: June 26th, 4-6pm
  • Setup local video meetups by region with people who said they were interested in organizing a local chapter
  • Organize candidate trainings

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

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

Trans Advocacy Telethon

Boston Pride Festival

Leader: jokeefe

While in-person events, including outdoor events, are on hold until COVID-19 numbers go down, we should plan for our table at the Boston Pride Festival. Festival is on hold, likely for the year.


  • setup signup sheet
  • Announce
  • Need to purchase insurance
  • Need volunteer sign up form
  • Tie to an activity, mapping the CCTV cameras in Boston or along the Pride parade route?

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming On-line Events

  • Sat., 7/24, 4-6pm, Pirate Moot, on-line
  • Sat., 7/17, 11am-1pm, Pirate Moot, on-line


  • jokeefe: Jamie O’Keefe, Somerville
  • malt: sam capradae, worcester
  • srevilak


  • emcgee
  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • slerman


July 5th Anti-Imperialist Picnic went well. Will talk with organizers about getting more advanced notice for next year.

Past two planks are posted and announcements about them are up or scheduled. Emailed supporters about them as well.

Working on Elections and Voting plank: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/ElectionsAndVoting

Recording pirate news on Sunday.



[9:02pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/July_7th,_2021_IRC_Meeting
[9:02pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:02pm] emcgee: Hello
[9:02pm] jokeefe: Jamie O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:03pm] malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:03pm] jokeefe: Review
[9:03pm] emcgee: Elijah McGee, leominster
[9:03pm] jokeefe: July 5th Anti-Imperialist Picnic
[9:04pm] jokeefe: well attended
[9:04pm] malt: oh fun!
[9:04pm] jokeefe: a few pirates attended, but more advance notice would be good next time
[9:05pm] jokeefe: suggest we do it again
[9:06pm] jokeefe: got word that at least one person who attended appreciated the email notice
[9:07pm] malt: oh that's great!
[9:07pm] malt: yeah i wouldn't have otherwise heard about it without y'all
[9:08pm] jokeefe: especially since the date changed from the 4th to the 5th
[9:08pm] jokeefe: because of the rain
[9:10pm] jokeefe: will talk with them about plans for next year and so we can get word earlier next time.
[9:10pm] malt: i was off doing some lumber work in a conservation easement
[9:11pm] jokeefe: went well, I hope
[9:13pm] malt: nobody lost any fingers!
[9:13pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements
[9:13pm] jokeefe: Platform
[9:13pm] srevilak joined the chat room.
[9:13pm] jokeefe: excellent!
[9:13pm] • srevilak is lurking from work
[9:13pm] jokeefe: ahoy srevilak
[9:15pm] malt: woohoo!
[9:15pm] malt: welcome buddy
[9:16pm] jokeefe: the latest plans are up
[9:16pm] jokeefe: announcements are out or scheduled
[9:16pm] jokeefe: the latest planks are up
[9:17pm] malt: niiiice
[9:18pm] jokeefe: what should we tackle next?
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Doesn’t have to be from https://github.com/masspirates/planks
[9:19pm] malt: did we do election reform already?
[9:19pm] malt: that's been pretty big lately
[9:20pm] jokeefe: nope
[9:20pm] jokeefe: we haven’t covered it
[9:20pm] jokeefe: that sounds good
[9:22pm] jokeefe: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/ElectionsAndVoting
[9:23pm] malt: how are we counting off, like
[9:23pm] malt: headings and subheaders
[9:24pm] jokeefe: whatever works. We should have a consistent scheme
[9:28pm] jokeefe: <editing ensues />
[9:34pm] jokeefe: BTW: we are scheduled to record pirate news this sunday at 7pm. Still good?
[9:40pm] malt: yup!
[9:46pm] malt: I'm struggling to think of more things to add
[9:46pm] malt: "we outsourced slavery into the electoral system" ain't exactly a complex fact
[9:47pm] jokeefe: yes, but not enough people believe it so a bill of particulars is good
[9:47pm] jokeefe: srevilak - Sunday recording good?
[9:48pm] jokeefe: malt would you have a chance to contact emcgee soon? He wants to organize north of you.
[9:50pm] jokeefe: need more on shifting more decisions from state to county to city/town and from representatives to direct democracy
[9:51pm] malt: yes, i think i've got their email
[9:53pm] jokeefe: thanks. emcgee is here as well if you have time to dm
[9:53pm] malt: owp, found the phone number, i'll text
[9:54pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:55pm] jokeefe: I uploaded the #FreeTheVaccine protest videos recently. they are at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YLW8jz3Yts&list=PLx2c_9B8YzXl8balTGYotUYIVogNQ6yYe
[9:56pm] malt: noice
[9:56pm] jokeefe: took two days for YT to finish converting 10+ 4K videos that were 6 minutes long.
[9:57pm] malt: hoooowwwww big are these 4k videos???
[9:58pm] jokeefe: we are almost at time. need more time to edit the plank. can finish it up next week. shall we adjourn?
[9:58pm] jokeefe: some are 6 min long
[9:58pm] jokeefe: hold on checking
[9:59pm] malt: aye
[9:59pm] jokeefe: most at 3 to 6 GB
[10:00pm] jokeefe: probably excessive, but it was a learning experience
[10:00pm] malt: good lord
[10:00pm] malt: if you ever want to do any nature photography i can see about getting you some time at a nice cabin up in maine
[10:00pm] jokeefe: future proofing
[10:01pm] malt: there's a loon
[10:01pm] jokeefe: oooh! yes please
[10:01pm] jokeefe: I just need to get a longer lens.
[10:02pm] jokeefe: though I have some nice photos of local birds in the back yard
[10:02pm] malt: i've not seen a lot of bugs this year 
[10:03pm] malt: lot of people are reporting similar numbers
[10:03pm] jokeefe: yes. and amphibians
[10:04pm] jokeefe: that said my house has some tiny (3mm long) spiders that hang out on the windows
[10:04pm] srevilak: jokeefe: Will be away this Sunday.  Can make next one
[10:05pm] jokeefe: thanks for the update, srevilak. hope you have a lovely time
[10:05pm] jokeefe: will catch you next weekend
[10:05pm] jokeefe: will post the minutes. have a great night and weekend!
[10:05pm] malt: niiiighty