June 3rd, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
What to do
I created a pad to write a set of policies we want implemented now. The aim is to focus on police/racism/economy issues as they are all bound together.
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
All meetings on hold due to Covid-19.
- Boston (jokeefe)
- Worcester (Malt)
- Lowell (Joe)
- Boston Pride Festival (emailed them that we transferred our table to 2021)
- table booked
- setup signup sheet
- 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?
No clue where things are now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right to Repair
- out of committee
- next email will urge supporters to call their state senator/rep. and urge them to support it
- see if people willing to setup meeting with reps.
Facial Recognition and other bills still in committee.
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- Summer 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNe Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 5/?, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- plank (Evan DeMers, Sacramento, CA)
- Malt (Sam capradae, Worcester)
Posted copy of national party's letter on invocation of the insurrection act. https://masspirates.org/blog/2020/06/02/trumps-threat-to-invoke-the-1807-insurrection-act/
21:08 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/June_3rd,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:08 <@jokeefe> ids 21:08 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:08 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:09 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:09 < Malt> Springfield is going to go hard when it does 21:09 < plank> Evan DeMers, Sacramento, CA (just dropping in) 21:09 < srevilak> hi plank! 21:09 < plank> ahoy 21:09 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:10 <@jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:10 < Joe> National letter to the president? 21:10 < Joe> Or more of a response letter from our national brethren? 21:11 < srevilak> pad.riseup.net seems to be having a bad day 21:11 <@jokeefe> Yes 21:11 < Malt> :-/ 21:11 <@jokeefe> I posted the letter at https://masspirates.org/blog/2020/06/02/trumps-threat-to-invoke-the-1807-insurrection-act/ 21:12 < Malt> There's so much going on at once 21:12 <@jokeefe> yes 21:12 < Joe> antifa has been labeled a terrorist org 21:13 < plank> https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/antifa-trump-fbi/ 21:13 < srevilak> Interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurrection_Act_of_1807 Didn't realize the insurrection act was used to put down labor protests 21:13 < Joe> https://www.factcheck.org/2020/06/trump-cant-designate-antifa-or-any-movement-domestic-terrorist-organization/ 21:14 < igel> hi 21:14 < Joe> hey igel 21:15 < srevilak> hi igel 21:15 <@jokeefe> ahoy igel 21:15 < igel> hi howdy, how is everyone 21:15 <@jokeefe> as well as can be. how goes massmesh? 21:16 < Malt> Trump doesn't obey facts 21:16 < Joe> Or laws, but besides that..... 21:16 <@jokeefe> IT hasn’t hurt him so far 21:17 < igel> i caught half end of a conversation about massmesh and city of waltham exploring 30 potential popup nodes for community mesh/internet 21:19 < igel> but waltham has an extensive budget and IT team so, 21:19 <@jokeefe> good 21:19 < igel> i just hope they dont employ the same monitoring / eyes like some public school systems do on kids now 21:20 <@jokeefe> Yeah 21:20 < Malt> Ugh yeah 21:21 < Malt> You know that would be a requirement 21:21 <@jokeefe> Unfortunately the pad I setup to discuss what to do seems to be down 21:21 < igel> and the cameras are a requirement too, ask srevilak about camera systems in arlington 21:22 < igel> speaking of.. mass ave is out every day srevilak 21:22 <@jokeefe> I wanted to come up with an agenda to propose as solutions to the current crisis 21:23 < srevilak> igel: I don't follow 21:23 < igel> people near mass ave, outside on mass ave with signs and support from most drivers honking 21:23 <@jokeefe> cool 21:23 <@jokeefe> https://pluralistic.net/2020/06/02/broken-windows/#fixing-policing 21:23 < srevilak> Yes. Rode through it earlier this evening. Lexington had a lot of people out as well 21:24 < igel> from the center of arlington massave till at least rt 16, so ive seen the past week. 21:24 < plank> can report much of the same from cesar chavez park in sacramento 21:24 < srevilak> twitter says 400 nat'l guard heading to springfield 21:26 < igel> i am using android app Fightradar24 - lots of prescense in brockton too 21:26 <@jokeefe> DEA? 21:26 < Malt> Ugh,more drones 21:27 < srevilak> Modern version of `bear in the air' 21:28 < igel> lol 'the mbta wont transport those arrested' 21:28 <@jokeefe> webchat seems rather unstable 21:28 <@jokeefe> did the unions say that? 21:28 < igel> like the mbta police dont have authority over busses, give me a break 21:29 < igel> authority/license to operate* 21:30 <@jokeefe> how is mask wearing at the protests? 21:31 < srevilak> At Nubian, everyone had one 21:31 < srevilak> Arlington, Lexington, most people 21:31 < srevilak> But Arlington, Lexington were a lot more spread out 21:32 < Malt> Jfc 21:32 < igel> wb 21:32 < Malt> Ty 21:32 < plank> variable in my experience. many of the younger folks dont seem to care about masks. unfortunate considering their dual use in protecting identity 21:32 < Malt> Wb 21:32 < Joe> ty 21:33 < Malt> Worcester had good mask manners 21:33 < Joe> Same with Lowell 21:33 <@jokeefe> Glad to hear it 21:34 <@jokeefe> things to add to a crisis platform? 21:34 < Joe> We should just focus on what is right, change for a better tomorrow and continue moving forward with helping those in need. 21:34 <@jokeefe> this doctorow post was useful on policing: https://pluralistic.net/2020/06/02/broken-windows/#fixing-policing 21:36 <@jokeefe> BTW: https://twitter.com/masspirates/status/1267477755777744903 21:36 < Joe> Why not just take police settlements out of their retirement funds. Bet that would fix things really quick. 21:36 <@jokeefe> Of the current incumbents, only McGovern voted to end the sale of DoD equipment to police. Clark, Keating, Kennedy, Lynch and Neal voted against it. 21:37 < srevilak> nice 21:38 <@jokeefe> Ending militarization of police 21:38 <@jokeefe> “Invest in orgs that support poor and marginalized people, and establish police alternatives – for example, divert 911 calls related to mental health to mental health professionals, not cops (likewise, divert calls about homelessness to social workers, etc).” 21:38 < Joe> wb 21:39 < srevilak> https://twitter.com/SomervilleCity/status/1268309171948023808 21:40 < Malt> Abolish the police 21:40 < Joe> I agree, also have OD calls handled by the medics instead of having them do first aid and narcan. 21:40 < Malt> That's my proposal 21:40 < Joe> Take addicts to treatment, not jail. 21:40 < igel> i would first wait wait wati 21:40 < igel> i would first 1. make a list 21:40 < igel> open source all their data. 21:40 <@jokeefe> more police than ambulance people 21:40 < igel> put these fuckers on an injustice list. 21:40 < igel> 2. start abolishing 21:41 <@jokeefe> https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-predicting-bad-police-behavior-20190801-xumudeezmjalbbpmqwyvh26tdi-story.html 21:43 < Malt> Here's my prediction 21:43 < Malt> All the power and no accountability makes bad police behavior 21:45 <@jokeefe> which is exactly as their unions like it 21:45 < igel> http://black-history-books.piratemesh.net:1925/ 21:46 < igel> i just read malcolm x basically grew up in Roxbury 21:47 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:48 < srevilak> igel: yep. Got busted there too. 21:48 <@jokeefe> other suggestions? 21:49 <@jokeefe> we still good for recording sunday 7pm? 21:49 < srevilak> yes 21:50 <@jokeefe> noticed that yt is taking longer to process the videos 21:50 < srevilak> end asset forfeiture. Added this to https://pad.riseup.net/p/MAPP20200603WhatToDo 21:50 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:53 <@jokeefe> Joe / Malt - Sunday 7pm still good for recording? 21:53 < Joe> Si 21:53 <@jokeefe> great 21:54 < srevilak> motion to adjourn? 21:54 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:54 <@jokeefe> aye 21:54 < Joe> aye 21:55 <@jokeefe> going to talk with the opers about the stability of webchat 21:55 <@jokeefe> have a great night all 21:55 < srevilak> ok, will post transcript 21:55 < igel> aye 21:55 < Joe> good night all 21:55 <@jokeefe> thanks