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* jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
 
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* malt: sam capradae, worcester
 
* malt: sam capradae, worcester
  

Latest revision as of 20:13, 7 April 2021

Review

Decisions/Endorsements

Revise Platform

Leader: jokeefe

Expanding the Privacy/surveillance plank - https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/DefendingYourPrivacy

Bylaw Amendment

What supporter information we provide to our endorsed candidates does not follow our policy to not share personal contact information with non-Pirate Party groups. The bylaw amendment below resolves that issue.

In Article 8.0 - Candidate Selection change:

Candidates who are nominated or endorsed shall be considered supported candidates. Supported candidates are entitled to the contact information of any Party members or supporters in their area and any other resources the Pirate Council determines the Party can provide.

to:

Candidates who are nominated or endorsed by the party shall be considered supported candidates. Nominated candidates are entitled to access to the contact information of any Party members or supporters in their area. Endorsed candidates are entitled to have the party contact party members and supporters in their area at least once a month until the election is over to notify them that the party endorsed said candidate and how they can contact and assist the campaign. Supported candidates are entitled any other resources the Pirate Council determines the Party can provide.

Projects

Outreach

Leader: Malt

  • Next Community Organizing Discussion?
  • 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

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.

Tasks:

  • 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., ?, Tech Meetup, on-line

Participants

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

Observers

Summary

Adopted the following update to our Defending Your Privacy statement:

 

Whether it was the PATRIOT ACT, illegal NSA wiretapping or local police surveillance, our government has used 9/11 to increase its control over us.  Corporations increase their spying on employees in order to get more work out of them. Schools spy on students in their homes through hardware enabled cameras that can never be turned off. Companies build psychological models of their users in order to compel real money purchases. Dark software design patterns make sites use you rather than be useful to you. They turn your data against you in order to reinforce corporate power and profits. Mobile websites are deliberately broken in order to push users to download tracking-heavy apps, which immediately help themselves to all your private information.

The adtech duopoly compiles and distributes the information they collect on us. Infotech companies package up the information they gather on us, including where we go and potentially who we meet with, and sell it to the highest bidder, including the police.  The true purpose of this surveillance is to collect data for bulk resale and to create profiles on everyone. They will soon tie your credit to your internet browsing.

Any connected device or smart camera is a potential covert spying device. Employees use these surveillance tools to keep tabs on family, friends, lovers and love interests. Whether it is for an illicit thrill or to exert control, no one should have such that power!

The arguments for each step on the road to a surveillance state may sound convincing, but that road leads to autocracy, every time. Terrorists cannot abolish our open society. Only governments and their corporate handmaidens can. The Pirate Party will prevent that from happening!

We seek to fix all of this from the bottom up, by first eliminating any potential profit from your infomation and then pry off the nanny state by removing each invasion of your hard won privacy.  We plan to ensure that this is ever more difficult strip from us by enshrining a right to privacy in legislation. 

We don't limit our efforts to advocating for your privacy. We have taught people how to protect their privacy for years and will do so as long as needed.

Public advocacy about the inefficacy of internet advertising, and the dishonesty that has plagued the system since it began, can help discourage new money from entering a corrupt system. Widespread adoption of anti-tracking software will deprive the system of the data it needs, but ultimately the Pirate Party will enact legislation to break up the spying economy once and for all!

  

Deferred Bylaw change to next week's meeting.

Pirate News planned for Sunday, 7:30pm.

No Boston Pride Festival this year. Malt will draft a plan for a telethon for trans rights.

Minutes

 


[9:07pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/March_31st,_2021_IRC_Meeting
[9:07pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:07pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:07pm] Joe: Had another covid scare but we are all neg so there is that.
[9:07pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:08pm] jokeefe: glad to hear everyone is negative
[9:08pm] jokeefe: an important thing to be in these times
[9:08pm] malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:08pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:08pm] malt: nyettt
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Revise Platform
[9:09pm] jokeefe: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/DefendingYourPrivacy
[9:12pm] jokeefe: It seems long on what is wrong, but not as much as what we will do about it.
[9:16pm] jokeefe: <editing ensued>
[9:17pm] malt: rowe v wade?
[9:19pm] Joe: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/HealthcareisaHumanRight
[9:19pm] Joe: added some more to this one too
[9:19pm] Joe: brb
[9:27pm] Joe: Unfortunatly, I need to leave. I am very sorry guys
[9:27pm] jokeefe: take care, Joe
[9:27pm] jokeefe: hope all are well
[9:29pm] malt: night bud
[9:29pm] Joe: I am, I just have a very overtired little one that will not stay in bed.  I have been very busy of late so he's "extra" as the kids say these days.
[9:29pm] Joe: Good night gentlemen.
[9:29pm] Joe left the chat room. (Quit: Connection closed)
[9:31pm] jokeefe: That’s all I can think of. Good additions, malt
[9:31pm] malt: yeah i'm tapped as well
[9:31pm] malt: i keep wanting to go into details before i realize
[9:31pm] malt: iono how to do laws
[9:33pm] jokeefe: you comfortable with it or should we go one more week considering how tapped we are?
[9:33pm] malt: i think it's fine as is
[9:34pm] malt: did you want to get started on a second one?
[9:34pm] jokeefe: platform?
[9:34pm] malt: yea
[9:35pm] jokeefe: no, I have a Bylaw Amendment to consider
[9:35pm] jokeefe: but first
[9:35pm] malt: ok!
[9:35pm] jokeefe: I have no issues with the platform change.
[9:36pm] jokeefe: any opposed to the platform change?
[9:36pm] malt: nyet
[9:37pm] jokeefe: platform change passes.
[9:37pm] jokeefe: Bylaw Amendment
[9:38pm] jokeefe: What supporter information we provide to our endorsed candidates does not follow our policy to not share personal contact information with non-Pirate Party groups. The bylaw amendment below resolves that issue.
[9:38pm] jokeefe: In Article 8.0 - Candidate Selection change:
[9:38pm] jokeefe: Candidates who are nominated or endorsed shall be considered supported candidates. Supported candidates are entitled to the contact information of any Party members or supporters in their area and any other resources the Pirate Council determines the Party can provide.
[9:38pm] jokeefe: to:
[9:38pm] jokeefe: Candidates who are nominated or endorsed by the party shall be considered supported candidates. Nominated candidates are entitled to access to the contact information of any Party members or supporters in their area. Endorsed candidates are entitled to have the party contact party members and supporters in their area at least once a month until the election is over to notify them that the party endorsed said candidate and how they can contact and assist the campaign. Supported candidates are entitled any other resources the Pirate Council determines the Party can provide.
[9:38pm] malt: I like the monthly minimum
[9:40pm] jokeefe: It is important to support candidates we endorse, but giving supporter contact info to anyone we endorse is going to limit who we feel comfortable to endorse
[9:40pm] malt: I support!
[9:40pm] malt: yeah we need to be respectful of that
[9:40pm] malt: could we contact them on their behalf?
[9:41pm] jokeefe: yes
[9:41pm] malt: Could we include that in the change?
[9:41pm] malt: I think that's probably the safest compromise?
[9:41pm] jokeefe: that all said I suggest tabling it until next week when we will have more people. Bylaw changes should have more reviewers.
[9:42pm] jokeefe: Isn’t it there? “Endorsed candidates are entitled to have the party contact party members and supporters in their area at least once a month until the election is over to notify them that the party endorsed said candidate and how they can contact and assist the campaign.”
[9:42pm] malt: oh pfft, clearly i'm reading closely tonight
[9:42pm] malt: yes, tabling it is a good idea
[9:43pm] jokeefe: tabled then
[9:43pm] jokeefe: I think we are both fading.  Pirate News Sunday?
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Also, looks like there won’t be a Boston Pride Festival this year
[9:44pm] malt: absotively!
[9:44pm] malt: that's probably smartest
[9:44pm] malt: we could do a telethon for trans rights?
[9:44pm] malt: instead of the pride festival?
[9:46pm] jokeefe: that could be good
[9:46pm] malt: maine and CT are both targeting trans athletes
[9:46pm] jokeefe: would you draft a proposal?
[9:46pm] malt: Sure!
[9:47pm] jokeefe: hadn’t heard it was that close
[9:47pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:47pm] jokeefe: shall we adjourn?
[9:47pm] malt: oh yeah it's a nationwide offensive
[9:48pm] jokeefe: certainly
[9:48pm] malt: aye!
[9:48pm] malt: stay safe buddy!
[9:48pm] jokeefe: you too!