December 15th, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Review

Decisions/Endorsements

Cancel Remaining December IRC Meetings

Move IRC Meetings to Tuesdays

Platform

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

Started work on two new planks:

Party Budget

Start discussion of 2022 party budget.

Currently have $1600 in bank account.

Projects

Legislation

Outreach

Leader: Malt

  • 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

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming Events

Participants

  • Malt: sam capradae, worcester
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell


Observers

  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • slerman

Summary

We canceled the next two meetings in December and moved IRC meetings to Tuesdays at 9pm. The next meeting will be 1/4/2022.

Approved the following platform plank:

 

Immigrants Welcome

The United States is a country of immigrants. Whether they arrived this year or 15,000 years ago, immigrants have long brought new ideas. People from all over the world call the United States home, expanding our cultural tableau, and we are a better country for it. Opposition to immigration is based entirely in a desire to maintain a culture of political, economic, and social white supremacy. Xenophobia is frequently used to radicalize moderate conservatives into adopting other hard-line white supremacist viewpoints through the baseless "great replacement" conspiracy theory. 

Borders exist to separate workers into ideologically controllable ethnocultural enclaves to incite conflict and depress wages. This leaves the monied elite free to roam the globe, beyond the reach of law. The laws used to enforce the divisions between us are inherently violent, being the primary tool of extractive capitalism. Colonizers do not have the authority to draw borders on stolen land. 

We need new immigrants to bring in fresh ways of doing things and keep our economy competitive. All workers deserve a safe workplace, time for living, and an equitable wage. The reason for work is to provide for yourself and your family, creating a better life for those whom are important to you and your community. Why else make such sacrifice if not to spend every moment with them. Instead, we seek to be useful to the world in exchange for all the things need to provide a good life for them. Labor is entitled to all it creates.

The financial privileges enjoyed by the global 1% are the fruit of an ecocidal financial system which, regards us as fiscally disposable chaff. Borders exist so multinational companies can pick and choose the most advantageous tax shelter, while pitting governments and their residents against each other in a race to the bottom. This enculturates an us-vs-them, zero-sum mentality. Working people have no borders. Everyone has a right to the pursuit of happiness and as pirates we aim to ensure every crew member on our beautiful planet can partake in our worlds fortunes.

The Massachusetts Pirate Party welcomes new immigrants and supports abolishing all borders.


We will schedule a Pirate News for Sunday, 12/19 at 7:30pm. We will decide then whether to record on 12/26 or 1/2.

Minutes

 


[9:01pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_15th,_2021_IRC_Meeting
[9:01pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:01pm] Malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:01pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:02pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:02pm] Malt: nyet
[9:02pm] jokeefe: da
[9:03pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:03pm] jokeefe: hope you all are having a wonderful post Log4Shell week 
[9:03pm] Malt: o
[9:03pm] Malt: m very glad i don't work in tech
[9:03pm] jokeefe: been a fun time
[9:04pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements
[9:04pm] Malt: haha ahhh buddy that sucks
[9:04pm] jokeefe: Cancel Remaining December IRC Meetings?
[9:05pm] Joe: 2nd
[9:05pm] Malt: yeah 
[9:05pm] jokeefe: no discussion needed then
[9:06pm] jokeefe: all in favor
[9:06pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:06pm] Malt: aye
[9:06pm] Joe: Aye
[9:06pm] jokeefe: any opposed?
[9:08pm] jokeefe: hearing none - we will meet on 1/5/2022. I hope your breaks are restful.
[9:08pm] davidd_: <offtopic> hi guys
[9:08pm] jokeefe: We were discussing the idea of finding a new time for the IRC meetings.
[9:08pm] jokeefe: ahoy davidd_
[9:08pm] jokeefe: welcome
[9:09pm] jokeefe: sorry, new date for the IRC meetings
[9:09pm] jokeefe: would Tuesdays work better?
[9:09pm] Malt: i'm not doing much this winter aahahaha
[9:10pm] jokeefe: time for baby!
[9:10pm] jokeefe: or were you being sarcastic
[9:10pm] jokeefe: ?
[9:10pm] Joe: Hi davidd_
[9:11pm] Malt: loooots of time for baby
[9:12pm] Joe: The first three years are the most important tbh.
[9:12pm] Malt: oh thank god i'm almost out
[9:13pm] jokeefe: I would say the first 25 years, myself, but it does get easier.
[9:14pm] Malt: he's finally in daycare
[9:14pm] Malt: it was a rough two years until now
[9:14pm] Malt: but i'd be fine with tuesday or thursday
[9:14pm] jokeefe: socializing time is important
[9:14pm] Malt: my pref is wedsday
[9:14pm] jokeefe: Thursday 9pm work?
[9:14pm] jokeefe: nix that
[9:15pm] jokeefe: Tuesday 9pm work?
[9:15pm] Joe: Can't do Thursdays atm
[9:15pm] Malt: sure!
[9:15pm] Joe: That would be great for me but I can still do today if that is the consensus.
[9:16pm] jokeefe: Thanks. Wednesdays don’t seem good for Steve.
[9:17pm] Malt: tuesday it is!
[9:17pm] jokeefe: So Tuesday at 9pm, then. Next meeting will be 1/4/2022.
[9:18pm] Joe: Sounds good, switching alarms
[9:18pm] jokeefe: Good plan
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Platform
[9:20pm] jokeefe: Any edits we need for https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPImmigrationPlank ?
[9:25pm] Malt: looks good here!
[9:29pm] jokeefe: I know you had concerns about the 3rd paragraph, Malt. Are you ok with it now?
[9:29pm] jokeefe: What about you, Joe?
[9:30pm] Joe: I just added a line, I hope it completes the paragraph
[9:31pm] jokeefe: I made an addition. what do you think, Joe?
[9:32pm] Malt: yeah
[9:32pm] jokeefe: another edit
[9:33pm] Joe: I love it! Well put good sir!
[9:35pm] jokeefe: All in favor of this statement?
[9:36pm] Joe left the chat room.
[9:36pm] jokeefe: or do we need more edits?
[9:37pm] Joe joined the chat room.
[9:37pm] Joe: Sorry, I just added a bit more.
[9:41pm] jokeefe: any other edits?
[9:41pm] jokeefe: I added three words to your edits
[9:41pm] Joe: And fixed a good deal of grammar mistakes along the way. 
[9:42pm] Joe: I like it as is.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Malt?
[9:44pm] Malt: good with me!
[9:45pm] jokeefe: What should be the title?
[9:45pm] jokeefe: Added one.
[9:45pm] jokeefe: cheaky Malt
[9:46pm] Malt: i like mine better
[9:46pm] jokeefe: lol. which one?
[9:47pm] jokeefe: <all of them>
[9:47pm] Malt: im not picky
[9:47pm] jokeefe: title good then?
[9:47pm] Joe: Simple and straightforward.
[9:47pm] Malt: yup!
[9:47pm] jokeefe: All in favor?
[9:48pm] Joe: Aye
[9:48pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:48pm] Malt: aye
[9:49pm] jokeefe: any opposed?
[9:50pm] jokeefe: motion passes
[9:50pm] jokeefe: should we call it an earlier night?
[9:51pm] Malt: i'm okay with it if you are
[9:51pm] Joe: Sounds good. Happy holidays my friends.
[9:52pm] Joe: I hope you all get everything you want.
[9:52pm] jokeefe: Rest is all I want.
[9:53pm] jokeefe: hope you all have a wonderful two weeks.  See you Sunday for Pirate news?
[9:53pm] Malt: aye aye!
[9:53pm] Joe: Sounds good but after that we should take a break from that too.
[9:54pm] jokeefe: We could cancel recording on the 26th and then have the one on the 2nd?
[9:55pm] Joe: Sounds good.
[9:55pm] jokeefe: We can settle it Sunday. Shall we adjourn then?
[9:56pm] Joe: Aye, good night sir
[9:56pm] Malt: night!
[9:56pm] jokeefe: night all!
[9:58pm] Joe: Good night!