November 22nd, 2016 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Upcoming Events
- 5 Participants
- 6 Summary
- 7 Minutes
Hearing for the Cambridge Surveillance Ordinance
Chelsea Manning's Birthday
Chelsea Manning's Birthday is 12/17. What should we do for it?
DIGITAL SECURITY 101 training at the Somerville Cryptoparty on 11/30
Starting Local Chapters
CCTV Camera Map
Together Boston Meshnet
- 11/30, 6-9pm, DIGITAL SECURITY 101 (Somerville Cryptoparty) @ Sprout, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 12/10, noon, James will appear on The Show With BS, by Beyond the Horizon Radio Network
- 12/10, 1-3pm, Democracy/IT meeting, Arlington
- 12/17, Chelsea Manning's Birthday
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- moses (Kendra Moyer, Highland Park, MI)
- Kendra (Kendra Moyer, Highland Park, MI)
- igel (william fleurant, arlington ma)
Steve summarizes Cambridge City Council meeting, and handling of ACLU's surveillance policy proposal.
We discuss votes for the Mayfirst leadership committee.
Chelsea Manning's birthday is 12/17. There's a petition to commute her sentence to time served.
21:08 < jokeefe> agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/November_22nd,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:08 < jokeefe> ids 21:08 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:08 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:08 < jokeefe> thanks for everyone’s attendence 21:08 < moses> Moses, West Tisbury 21:08 < Kendra> Kendra Moyer, Highland Park, MI 21:09 < jokeefe> anything to add to the agenda? 21:10 < moses> nay 21:10 < srevilak> I can provide a review of Cambridge City Council meeting 21:10 < srevilak> if that would be of interest 21:11 < jokeefe> it would 21:11 < jokeefe> why don’t we start with that then 21:11 < srevilak> Okay, reviews ... 21:11 < srevilak> This was my first cambridge city council meeting. I arrived at 18:40, I think that was shortly after the public comment portion of the meeting started 21:12 < srevilak> A number of people spoke in favor of the ACLU Surveillance policy bill 21:12 < srevilak> One fellow did a very nice job of explaining NSA capabilities, and basically saying "cambridge should not be a part of this" 21:13 < srevilak> There were also items, re: sanctuary city and immigrant voting for local offices 21:13 < srevilak> Many commenters spoke about >= 2 of these issues 21:14 < srevilak> The council voted to send the surveillance policy to their ordinance committee for transcription 21:14 < srevilak> I *think* that means, "to draft up as ordinanace" 21:14 < srevilak> I presume that city council will get to review final draft, but I'm not sure 21:14 < srevilak> Spoke with Alex and Kade afterwards. 21:14 < srevilak> I'm interested in submitting a warrant article of this sort for arlington 21:14 < srevilak> <end of summary> 21:15 < jokeefe> thanks. yes, it would be good to get it in Arlington as well 21:15 < jokeefe> Endorsements - Mayfirst Elections 21:16 < jokeefe> srevilak - would you speak on it? 21:16 < srevilak> Sure 21:16 < srevilak> We are members of mayfirst, and they provide our mail and web hosting 21:17 < srevilak> They're not an ISP so much as an activist group, which provides tech to other activist groups 21:17 < srevilak> Organization has a 12-member leadership committee who makes a lot of the strategic decisions for the organization 21:17 < srevilak> As members, we're entitled to vote for leadership committee members 21:18 < srevilak> THere are six nominations, and five positions available 21:18 < srevilak> https://vote.mayfirst.org/nominations/2016 21:18 < papegaai> Title: Nominations | MFPL Voting Site / PMEP Sitio de votación (at vote.mayfirst.org) 21:18 < srevilak> I'd like to see us vote 21:18 < srevilak> jokeefe: I think you'll have to submit the ballot, though 21:18 < srevilak> I was hoping to talk about who we might want to support 21:19 < srevilak> <end of intro> 21:19 < jokeefe> I can post whatever we decide, though happy to forward any url on to you, srevilak 21:20 < jokeefe> any recommendations, srevilak? 21:20 < igel> william fleurant, arlington ma 21:20 < igel> ahoy :) 21:20 < Kendra> Is it a group vote? 21:20 < srevilak> Kendra: yes, we have to vote as an organization 21:21 * srevilak is also an individual member, who gets to vote in that capacity 21:21 < jokeefe> ahoy igel 21:22 < jokeefe> good to see Micky Metts as a nominee 21:22 < srevilak> yes 21:23 < jokeefe> discussion? 21:23 < jokeefe> or is everyone still reading the bios? 21:24 < srevilak> I have thoughts, but would like to let others speak first 21:26 < moses> Ashley or Micky 21:27 < Kendra> I know a few people. I think Alfredo should let s oMoyetomher assume leadership for this round, considering his other role. I'd vote for the other five, it seems like a small pool. 21:28 < jokeefe> we can choose both, moses 21:28 < Kendra> that should read he should let others be on the leadership committee due to his other prominent role at mfpl 21:28 < Kendra> imo 21:29 < moses> lovely! 21:29 < jokeefe> ahoy Castaway 21:29 < Castaway> Ahoy! 21:30 < jokeefe> what is Alfredo’s other role at mfpl? 21:30 < Castaway> I don't know? 21:31 < srevilak> jokeefe: Alfredo is one of MF/PL's founders. 21:31 < Kendra> it's complicated, but he is a co-founder and has also been a paid employee, I don't know if he is currently. But there is non-profit drama 21:31 < jokeefe> was directing my question at Kendra, Castaway 21:31 < srevilak> Regardless of LC position, he's likely to get a voice in the decision making process 21:31 < Kendra> around how power is distributed over there 21:31 < igel> Castaway: we're viewing https://vote.mayfirst.org/nominations/2016 21:31 < papegaai> Title: Nominations | MFPL Voting Site / PMEP Sitio de votación (at vote.mayfirst.org) 21:32 < jokeefe> are any employees among the nominees. Kendra? 21:33 < Castaway> Thanks 21:34 < srevilak> jokeefe: AFAIK, MF/PL has three employees. None of them are running for LC in this election 21:34 < Kendra> I can't say for sure, I kind of stopped paying attention. 21:34 < igel> i know Micky does a bunch between fsf, boston linux usergroup and tons gnu/libre .. but Alfredo mission statement is well.. acclimated 21:36 < jokeefe> any other discussion? 21:37 < Kendra> Honestly, it will be a landslide for Alfredo due to his history with the organization. Micky has been more involved in the past few years and is very invested in worker owned tech coops 21:37 < igel> also: socialism :) 21:38 < Kendra> I don't know the others 21:38 < srevilak> Another thing to consider: MF/PL is co-headquartered in NYC and Mexico City. 21:39 < srevilak> IMHO, votes should have a mix of both regions 21:39 < Castaway> What kind of tech coops? 21:39 < Castaway> There’s a new nonprofit/PAC/501(c)4 called Rights and Democracy in Vermont and New Hampshire, how could this organization connect with MF/PL? 21:39 < Kendra> web dev coops, but also things like equal exchange 21:40 < jokeefe> https://mayfirst.org/en/index.html 21:40 < papegaai> Title: May First/People Link (at mayfirst.org) 21:40 < Kendra> worker owned cooperatives in general, but she is part of agaric drupal dev coop 21:41 < Castaway> Cool. Thanks. More importantly, is there a national Pirate Party to help organize Pirate Parties in states that lack them? 21:41 < Castaway> Like Vermont? 21:42 < Kendra> we can add that to the agenda if you likr 21:42 < Castaway> That would be great. 21:43 < jokeefe> yes Castaway uspirates.org 21:43 < Castaway> Vermont needs a Pirate Party, and Rights and Democracy might be able to connect with the New Hampshire Pirates. Are they active? 21:44 < jokeefe> email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch with the Maine and NH pirates 21:44 < jokeefe> thanks for joining us Castaway 21:44 < Castaway> OK, thanks 21:45 < Castaway> Thank you! 21:45 < jokeefe> Any other discussion? srevilak, I believe you were holding off for others? 21:46 < srevilak> I will second Kendra's opinion. Alfredo is one of the founding members, and will have a voice in the org regardless of whether he's on the LC 21:46 < srevilak> I would vote for the other five 21:47 < jokeefe> Seems like a reasonable view to me 21:47 < jokeefe> so we have a proposal on the table to vote for all except Alfredo. 21:48 < jokeefe> all in favor? 21:48 < Kendra> aye 21:49 < srevilak> aye 21:49 < jokeefe> aye 21:50 < jokeefe> any other? 21:50 < jokeefe> ayes, that is? 21:50 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:51 < igel> nay 21:53 < jokeefe> thanks. Motion passes 3 to 1 then 21:53 < jokeefe> Chelsea Manning's Birthday is 12/17. What should we do for it? 21:54 < Castaway> Impeach Donald J. Trump? 21:54 < srevilak> Petition to commute chelsea manning's sentence to time served 21:54 < srevilak> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/commute-chelsea-mannings-sentence-time-served-1 21:54 < papegaai> Title: Commute Chelsea Mannings Sentence to Time Served | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government (at petitions.whitehouse.gov) 21:55 < Castaway> Is there a deadline for pardons? 21:55 < jokeefe> well, that has to be done by 12/14, so can also urge people to sign it, for what is it worth 21:55 < Castaway> yes 21:56 < srevilak> Castaway: deadline is probably 1/19, before new administration moves in 21:56 < jokeefe> don’t think Trump will parson Manning, so last day of Obama’s term would be it for the next four years 21:56 < jokeefe> pardon Manning, that is 21:56 < Castaway> You mean 8 years, unless he's impeached 21:57 < jokeefe> I remain optimistic 21:57 < srevilak> 8 years, unless he's impeached, or doesn't win re-election built 21:57 < srevilak> 8 years, unless he's impeached, or doesn't win re-election bid 21:57 < Castaway> Has anyone seen reports of voter suppression among people of color? 21:57 < jokeefe> he builds the best re-elections 21:58 < Castaway> Ha, ha 21:58 < srevilak> and makes China pay for them 21:58 < jokeefe> what with the voter id laws, wouldn’t really be surprised 21:59 < srevilak> According to http://billmoyers.com/story/2016-election-lawsuit-tracker-new-election-laws-suits-challenging/ 21:59 < papegaai> Title: 2016 Election Lawsuit Tracker: The New Election Laws and the Suits Challenging Them - BillMoyers.com (at billmoyers.com) 21:59 < srevilak> there was a bit of litigation around voting laws 21:59 < jokeefe> thanks 21:59 < Castaway> No, there was this insane program among Republican secretaries of state called Crosscheck, and it purged Uge numbers of voters from the voter rolls in swing states 22:00 < jokeefe> we are almost at time, any other suggestions for manning’s birthday? 22:00 < jokeefe> support letter writing campaign, donations to legal fund? 22:00 < igel> yeah... in the VP-elect state 22:00 < Kendra> sounds good 22:00 < srevilak> jokeefe: yes. Or at least blog post 22:00 < srevilak> I'll volunteer to draft one 22:00 < jokeefe> thanks 22:01 < srevilak> Also, do we want to do a post about noDAPL? 22:01 < jokeefe> yes 22:01 < igel> ^ 22:01 < jokeefe> is my thought 22:02 < jokeefe> anyone willing to draft a post on noDAPL? 22:02 < srevilak> Am planning to go to Plymouth for day of morning. I'm sure I'll come away with something from that 22:02 < Castaway> I hope you do write a post on noDAPL. I'll check the US Pirate Party website for info about organizing. 22:02 < jokeefe> thanks. just put it up on an etherpad and we can make suggestions 22:03 < Kendra> motion to ajourn 22:03 < jokeefe> 2nd 22:03 < Castaway> OK 22:03 < jokeefe> all in favor? 22:03 < Kendra> aye 22:03 < srevilak> aye 22:03 < jokeefe> Castaway - https://blog.pirate-party.us/we-need-you-here-are-some-tools/ 22:03 < papegaai> Title: We need you! Here are some tools! | United States Pirate Party (at blog.pirate-party.us) 22:03 < Kendra> nite 22:03 < jokeefe> good night 22:03 < srevilak> will post transcript 22:03 < jokeefe> thank you