June 9th, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Endorse Brianne Morrison

See https://www.briannemorrison.com/ for her platform. Election is Tuesday. If endorse could email supporters to help with standout before election on Tuesday.


What should we do next: https://github.com/masspirates/planks

Secure Livelihood

Statement on Propublica Billionaire Report

See https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax



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

  • Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
  • Sat., 6/5, 11-1pm, Tech Meetup, on-line
  • Sat., 6/26, ?pm, Pirate Moot, on-line


  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • srevilak: Steve Revilak, Arlington
  • malt: sam capradae, worcester


  • davidd
  • Deffy
  • hvxgr
  • Mikaela
  • mikey
  • slerman


Endorse Brianne Morrison. Unanimous vote in favor.

Platform. Discussion of a "secure livelihood" plank. Draft below, further edits at https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPSecureLivelihood.

Every person has the right to a secure livelihood and social participation.
People can only live in dignity if their basic needs are met and their social participation is assured. A universal basic income, in addition to robust social services, and a job guarantee, will allow everyone to more fully participate in civic life. As a person's value is not dependent upon their ability to produce wealth for others, it is important that society protects those whom capitalism would leave to starve and empower them to live full, robust lives.
Just as we provide schools, roads and firefighters without direct compensation, a secure livelihood must also become a part of our infrastructure. The Pirate Party is convinced that the overwhelming majority of people will seize the chances provided by a secure livelihood to develop their full human, social, and economic potential.
A secure livelihood creates room for self-determined education, research and economic innovation. It enables volunteerism such as taking care of family and neighbors, independent journalism, political activity, or the creation of art and free (open-source) software. This benefits our entire society. Study after study has shown that guaranteed incomes increase employment across the board.
This is why the Pirate Party supports solutions which unconditionally guarantee a secure livelihood and social participation while sustaining and enabling economic freedom. Poverty is the root of all social ills, but we can defeat it together.

New plank unanimously adopted.

Pirate News recording will be Sunday, 7:30pm


21:24 <@jokeefe> Agenda:
21:24 <@jokeefe> ids
21:24 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville
21:25 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington
21:25 <@jokeefe> Anything to add?
21:26 < srevilak> nothing here
21:26 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements
21:27 <@jokeefe> Endorse Brianne Morrison?
21:27 < srevilak> I'm reading her campaign website
21:28 < malt> sorry i'm late
21:28 <@jokeefe> ahoy malt
21:28 < malt> sam capradae, worcester
21:28 <@jokeefe> Agenda:
21:28 <@jokeefe>  Endorse Brianne Morrison?
21:28 < malt> yes
21:28 < srevilak> yes
21:29 <@jokeefe> yes
21:29 <@jokeefe> any opposed?
21:31 <@jokeefe> endorsement passes then. will send out an email to
        Pirates in the area asking them to help her at her standout
21:32 <@jokeefe> malt brought up the idea of simplifying our endorsement
        process. Let’s take that up at the next meeting.
21:32 <@jokeefe> Platform
21:33 <@jokeefe> Any additions/changes to
        https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPSecureLivelihood ?
21:33 < malt> lemme take a look
21:34 < srevilak> I'm fine with that.
21:37 <@jokeefe> malt - any further changes?
21:37 <@jokeefe> Joe cannot attend tonight. Defers to our judgement on
        the plank
21:37 < malt> i found some missing commas
21:37 < malt> looks good now
21:38 <@jokeefe> thanks
21:39 <@jokeefe> All in favor?
21:39 < srevilak> Aye
21:39 <@jokeefe> aye
21:41 <@jokeefe> Any opposed?
21:42 <@jokeefe> motion passes then
21:42 < malt> woohoo!
21:42 < malt> i'm back
21:43 <@jokeefe> guessing you are ok with it, malt?
21:44 < srevilak> Propublica billionaire report.  Is this it:
21:44 < malt> yes
21:44 <@jokeefe> thanks, srevilak
21:44 < malt> there's a lot of news going down rn
21:46 <@jokeefe> there certainly is
21:46 < srevilak> I'm curious how they came by those tax returns.
21:47 < malt> leaked from the inside
21:47 < malt> keystone XL is dead
21:47 < malt> the maga lumberjack got busted
21:48 < srevilak> I heard about XL.  That's encouraging
21:48 <@jokeefe> that is good to hear
21:48 < malt> mcgahn's testimony was released
21:48 < srevilak> And yes, he did say "crazy shit"
21:48 < malt> tapes proving giuliani pressed ukraine for assistance
21:49 < srevilak> Musk responded to an initial query with a lone
        punctuation mark: “?”
21:49 < srevilak> What a dolt
21:50 < malt> he's an adult shitposter
21:50 < malt> no concept of consequences
21:50 < malt> fah. i'm tired
21:50 <@jokeefe> a very rich one with his own space agency
21:52 <@jokeefe> discuss these topics on Sunday at 7:30pm?
21:52 < malt> agreed
21:52 < srevilak> I think that could make for a good discussion
21:53 <@jokeefe> anything else to discuss then?
21:56 < srevilak> nothing her
21:56 < srevilak> nothing here
21:56 <@jokeefe> shall we adjourn then?
21:56 < srevilak> aye
21:56 < srevilak> will post transcript