September 2nd, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Free the Moderna Vaccine protest
There were 11 submissions for our conference survey. I sent the results to the activists email list.
9 would prefer to meet remotely, 5 outsides with masks and social distancing and 3 inside with masks and social distancing.
7 wanted the conference to be one day, 5 over Sat/Sun, 3 over a week. Over two weeks or a month got 1 vote each.
- 9: Focus on deciding on a party platform
- 9: How to workshops: protecting your privacy, file sharing, organizing, running for office, etc.
- 8: presentations or groups discussions
Top topic choices were:
- A pirate approach to education
- Running campaigns
- Building third-party coalitions
- Ensuring we all have privacy
- Fostering Free Software
- Proposing local legislation
- Pirate strategy
- Surveillance and countersurveillance
- Corporate power
- Decentralized auditing of governments and corporations
- Income inequality
- Municipal organizing
- Open government
- Universal Basic Income, Job Guarantee and other approaches
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Revise platform
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
5 in attendance. Set a list of objectives for the month.
Next one set for for 9/26, 11am-1pm
- Surveillance Mapping Event
- Come up with a how to video
- Boston (jokeefe) - Sept 12th
- Worcester (Malt) - Oct 17th
- Come up with a how to video
- Party Conference - Fall
- 2021 Boston Pride Festival
- 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?
- EARN IT Act
- PATRIOT Act renewal
- Legislature extended session
- Push to get Right to Repair bill to a vote.
- Some of facial recognition moratorium is in the police reform bill
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Post statement on Archive.org Suit
- Post statement on our support for Question 1: open access to vehicle telematics systems.
- Post statement on our opposition to S.4051 - Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.
- Post statement on retaining section 230 protections. Docket RM-11862
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.
- Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
- 8/29, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
- 9/12, Boston Surveillance Mapping Outing
- 10/17, Worcester Surveillance Mapping Outing
- Fall, Party Conference
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- BobC (Bob Crowther, Hatfield)
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- Malt (Sam capradae, Worcester)
Free the Moderna Vaccine protest. Well attended. Last for around an hour. See https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx2c_9B8YzXl_Ed4-a0y1646RuAcLOKme for video. The organizers are planning future events.
No Pirate news recording this week.
Party Conference. Remote conference was the predominant choice. One day event most popoular. Focus on deciding a party platform and presentations/group discussions. General feeling is to hold the conference after the election. Will do survey for dates and speakers. General feeling is for two days rather than one, even if the two days are shorter.
Joe and jokeefe post some articles about protests in Kenosha
Tech meeting. Went well. Next meeting set for Sep 26th.
Ranked Choice Voting. jokeefe reaching out to Yes on 2, to see if we can help.
21:02 <@jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/wiki/September_2nd,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:02 <@jokeefe> ids 21:02 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:02 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:03 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:03 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:03 < BobC> Bob Crowther, Hatfield 21:03 <@jokeefe> anything to add? 21:03 < Malt> I'm crabby 21:03 < Malt> That's all 21:04 < Joe> brb 21:04 < Malt> Huh 21:04 <@jokeefe> hope your day improves, Malt 21:04 < Malt> It's 9pm 21:05 <@jokeefe> night then 21:05 <@jokeefe> Free the Moderna Vaccine protest 21:05 < srevilak> How'd it go? 21:05 <@jokeefe> Well attended. Only lasted an bour. 21:05 <@jokeefe> hour 21:05 < srevilak> (bour = 'bout an hour) 21:06 <@jokeefe> lol. Posted a bunch of videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx2c_9B8YzXl_Ed4-a0y1646RuAcLOKme 21:06 <@jokeefe> which was interesting since I got roped into holding the banner the entire time in one hand and recording with my phone/camera in the other 21:07 <@jokeefe> lot of good speakers. great energy. planning future actions. 21:08 <@jokeefe> welcome back 21:08 < Joe> Ty 21:08 <@jokeefe> Will post the videos this week on the blog. 21:09 < Joe> Awesome, thank you for that 21:09 < Joe> I know you have been busy 21:09 <@jokeefe> thankfully unexpected work holiday. 21:10 < Joe> In light of Labor Day, may we cancel next Sunday's vlog? 21:10 <@jokeefe> I am fine with that. I have 12 hours of driving this long weekend, so that would be nice. 21:11 < srevilak> No objections to skipping sunday 21:12 <@jokeefe> It is a plan then. 21:12 <@jokeefe> Can include that in the blog post about the protest videos 21:12 <@jokeefe> Party Conference 21:12 <@jokeefe> ahoy Malt 21:13 < Malt> Hi 21:13 <@jokeefe> we are canceling the vlog this weekend due to the long weekend 21:13 <@jokeefe> I emailed the results of the Party conference survey and a summary in the meeting wiki post 21:14 <@jokeefe> Remote conference was the overwhelming choice 21:15 <@jokeefe> Not much support for a two week/one month conference 21:16 < Malt> That makes sense 21:18 <@jokeefe> Workshops and focusing on deciding on a party platform got 9 votes of support 21:18 <@jokeefe> presentations or groups discussions got 8. 21:19 <@jokeefe> so all of the above! :-) 21:19 < srevilak> Sounds good 21:19 < BobC> agreed 21:21 < Malt> What do y'all want to p 21:21 < Malt> Cover 21:21 < Malt> ? 21:21 <@jokeefe> My thought is to have it after the November election 21:21 <@jokeefe> and encourage a platform discussion in the time in before 21:21 < srevilak> Regarding list of topics, I was entrigued by "a pirate approach to education" 21:22 < srevilak> agree: after election 21:22 < BobC> we could use the time to put it together 21:22 < BobC> agreed 21:22 < BobC> srevilak, also, I was curious what that was? 21:22 < srevilak> Me too 21:23 < Joe> Well, we are advanced in general (not including me) when it comes to tech, correct? 21:23 <@jokeefe> I integrated past topic suggestions into the survey and that was suggested. 21:23 < srevilak> ok 21:24 <@jokeefe> I suspect “how to we improve public education to push pirate values and learning important to pirates, especially liberation of the individual” 21:25 < Joe> Esp with the pandemic, turning to a tech solution for so many would be more beneficial for all. So integrating more tech/online class rooms as well as ensuring law, money and freedoms are taught. 21:25 <@jokeefe> so tech certainly, but also cooperative learning driven by students rather than the administration 21:28 <@jokeefe> Looking at dates, weekend of 11/7-8, 11/14-15, 11/21-22, 12/5-6, 12/12-13 look like possibiiities 21:28 <@jokeefe> could put up a survey to pick the date and ask for speakers 21:29 < Joe> I am trying to get one for the education part. 21:30 < Joe> Would be better if we could do 11/14 or 15 21:30 < srevilak> I'm partial to 11/14-15. It's a bit away from Thanksgiving 21:30 < BobC> jokeefe, re: survey, that sounds good to me 21:30 <@jokeefe> True 21:30 < BobC> srevilak, I also am, because it's a bit after the election, and a survey could be informative 21:30 < Joe> Though I agree, survey would be the way to go 21:30 <@jokeefe> Any other dates to add? 21:31 <@jokeefe> And is two day conference workable? 21:31 <@jokeefe> Spreading things out could be good rather than craming it all into a 10am-6pm time window 21:32 < srevilak> I'm fine with two days 21:32 < Malt> Two days should be fine 21:32 < BobC> also fine with two days 21:32 < Malt> I don't know how much well cover 21:33 < Joe> Media people have been arrested from Portland 21:33 < Joe> https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-police-arrest-3-journalists-during-violent-protests/ 21:33 <@jokeefe> Discussions will be interesting. Could do them as different breakout groups at the same time to keep the numbers in each down. 21:34 <@jokeefe> Yeah, judge okayed it. 21:34 < Malt> It's all going to shit 21:34 < BobC> jokeefe, what does historical participation look like for attendees? 21:35 <@jokeefe> 10-30 21:35 <@jokeefe> Also this: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/police-federal-agents-arrest-seattle-based-riot-kitchen-crew-that-stopped-in-kenosha-to-serve-free-food/ 21:36 < Joe> omg, really? 21:37 <@jokeefe> apparently 21:37 < Malt> Disgusting 21:37 < Malt> Riot kitchen did nothing wrong 21:38 <@jokeefe> yeah 21:38 < BobC> Malt, nope, and this is more of the same (like when they dumped out milk at earlier protests) 21:39 < Malt> It's so just stupid 21:39 <@jokeefe> or dumped out water stores people put in the desert in the west 21:40 <@jokeefe> criminalizing care of others 21:41 < Joe> or reporting of.... 21:41 <@jokeefe> who needs a free press 21:41 < BobC> jokeefe, that's a good way to put it 21:42 <@jokeefe> anyother dates to add to the survey or are the ones I listed comprehensive enough? 21:43 < Joe> Sounds good to me 21:44 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) meeting went well. 21:45 <@jokeefe> good attendence and have a list of tasks to do 21:46 <@jokeefe> Next one set for 9/26, IIRC. 21:47 < srevilak> Yes, 9/26 11am 21:47 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:48 <@jokeefe> Reaching out to the Yes on 2 people for how we can help. 21:48 <@jokeefe> I have no further updates. 21:49 < Joe> motion to adjourn 21:49 < srevilak> second 21:49 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:49 < BobC> aye 21:49 < Joe> aye 21:49 < srevilak> aye 21:50 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:50 <@jokeefe> aye 21:50 <@jokeefe> thank you, srevilak 21:50 < Joe> gn all