October 2nd, 2019 IRC Meeting

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9/27 Flood the Seaport Protest



Goals for Q3:

  • Organize meetups
  • Organize election
  • Organize Fundraiser(s)
  • Organize candidate trainings
  • Revise platform

Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

  • Looking at November for the Holyoke meetup.
  • Worcester meetup moved to Spring 2020.
  • Boston Anarchist Bookfair is Nov. 9-10. Location hasn't been announced. MassMesh is getting table. Would be a good to chip in for all or part of the table and use it for outreach.

Video Newsletter

Leader: Joseph

Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)

Next meeting will be October 5th, 11am-1pm, possibly at E5. Topics are:

  • find discussion/voting system;
  • update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
  • write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
  • set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
  • post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).

National Party

Computer Donations


Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws

Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent

H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.

National Platform reform/remake

Tabled Projects

These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?

Boston Sex Worker Petition

Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News

CCTV camera map

Video Newsletter guest speakers

FOSS Tutorials

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 10/5, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
  • 10/8, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
  • 10/15, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
  • 10/22, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 10/29, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 11/5, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
  • 11/9-10, Boston Anarchist Bookfair
  • 11/12, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
  • Nov/Dec, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
  • Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Pirate Meetup



  • bonelesspepsi[m]
  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • MikaelaSuomalainen
  • Deffy
  • haskal[m]


9/27 Flood the Seaport Protest. Big turnout, enough to take over a bridge for several hours. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHYx-5pwX8. Extinction rebellion is planning an event during Honk: https://www.xrmass.org/action/honk-parade/.

Events. Anarchist Bookfair on Oct 9th and 10th. We'll pay for part of a table. Will try to get some books, and perhaps zines to hand out.

May work with NH pirates to set up a regional meeting.

Video newsletter. Record the next one at 8pm Monday, before the 9pm national meeting.

Tech meeting @ E5 this Saturday.

National party will have bank account open soon. Nominations for officers are still open. Some aren't filled yet, like Auditor.

Looking to acquire used computers, to fix up and donate.



[9:04pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/October_2nd,_2019_IRC_Meeting
[9:04pm] Creynolds87: Ok
[9:04pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:04pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:04pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:04pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:05pm] Creynolds87: Christine Reynolds, Cambridge
[9:05pm] Creynolds87: Nay for me
[9:05pm] Joe: Just something small
[9:05pm] Joe: I'll be on vacation later this month
[9:05pm] Malt: Sam capradae, Worcester
[9:06pm] jokeefe: have fun
[9:06pm] Joe: May I send over via a private message when I have the exact dates
[9:06pm] Joe: ?
[9:06pm] jokeefe: of course
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Review
[9:07pm] jokeefe: 9/27 Flood the Seaport Protest
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Posted a bunch of videos
[9:08pm] jokeefe: It was a great event
[9:08pm] Creynolds87: Big turnout?
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Enough to take over a bridge for a few hours - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHYx-5pwX8&list=PLx2c_9B8YzXnRtbYo1ivh1svleL5Fsn_m&index=3
[9:09pm] Creynolds87: Awesome
[9:10pm] Malt: Wooot!
[9:10pm] jokeefe: New event planned on the 13th - https://www.xrmass.org/action/honk-parade/
[9:12pm] jokeefe: Projects - Regional Meetings/Events
[9:13pm] Malt: Have contacted stone soup
[9:13pm] Malt: Waiting on fee schedule now
[9:14pm] jokeefe: Thanks!
[9:14pm] Joe: I will check with the library next week for a possible event in November
[9:14pm] Joe: if that is ok
[9:15pm] jokeefe: Please do
[9:15pm] jokeefe: I reached out to Holyoke contact again, but haven’t heard back. Will try again this weekend. Next email blast, I’ll ask if others can host.
[9:16pm] jokeefe: Just not Nov 9-10, since Boston Anarchist Bookfair is then
[9:16pm] Joe: Are we expecting the proud boys again?
[9:17pm] jokeefe: I think they were patriot front, actually
[9:17pm] Joe: What's the difference?
[9:17pm] Malt: Pb are all turncoats
[9:18pm] jokeefe: One is more media friendly
[9:18pm] Malt: Org is compromised top to bottom.
[9:18pm] Malt: PF is serious shit
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Suggest we pay for part of a table at the bookfair. cost is $20-50, sliding scale
[9:19pm] Creynolds87: Aye
[9:20pm] Joe: Sounds good
[9:20pm] jokeefe: I say yes, of course
[9:20pm] jokeefe: any opposed?
[9:21pm] jokeefe: then we have a table then
[9:22pm] Joe: Jokeefe, I wish to fund this one personally, please let me know of the cost
[9:22pm] Malt: We should have a handout on how to make and distribute zines
[9:23pm] Joe: I would like to see a few pirate books there as well as how to run for office
[9:23pm] jokeefe: That sounds good. You offering to write it?
[9:23pm] jokeefe: I have some books. Could get some more
[9:23pm] Creynolds87: I second that Joe
[9:24pm] jokeefe: MassMesh will hopefully have some books as well
[9:24pm] Creynolds87: Nice
[9:24pm] Malt: Sure
[9:25pm] jokeefe: Thanks for the offer, Joe
[9:25pm] jokeefe: Thanks, Malt.
[9:25pm] Malt:
[9:25pm] Joe:
[9:26pm] Joe: maj
[9:26pm] Joe: major question, are there any other places we should go to?
[9:26pm] Joe: Such as doing a regional meeting in NH or Conn
[9:27pm] jokeefe: Got to check on Conn.
[9:27pm] jokeefe: Anyone want to talk to NH Pirates?
[9:27pm] jokeefe: Seabrook isn’t far away
[9:28pm] Joe: Seabrook is not far for me at all
[9:28pm] Joe: More east than anything
[9:28pm] Joe: I never did get their contact info though
[9:28pm] Creynolds87 left the chat room. (Quit: https://webchat.pirateirc.net/)
[9:28pm] Creynolds87 joined the chat room.
[9:28pm] Joe: wb
[9:29pm] jokeefe: Creynolds87 should know how to contact NH Pirates
[9:30pm] Joe: I don't think I have creynolds87 contact info either, lol
[9:30pm] Creynolds87: Yes, I can reach out to our party organizer there. I'm also helping him out from afar
[9:30pm] jokeefe: thanks!
[9:30pm] Joe: May have have your number and theirs as well?
[9:30pm] Creynolds87: Christinethepirate@protonmail.com
[9:30pm] Creynolds87: Let me pm you my cell
[9:31pm] Joe: Thank you
[9:31pm] jokeefe: Thanks to you both
[9:31pm] jokeefe: Move on to Video Newsletter?
[9:31pm] Creynolds87: Sent Joe
[9:31pm] Creynolds87: Ok
[9:31pm] Joe: I am sorry for missing last week, had to work suddenly
[9:32pm] Creynolds87: I also missed out because of all the chaos that goes along with moving
[9:33pm] jokeefe: sorta had it on my computer, but the audio had issues
[9:33pm] Creynolds87: No wifi here, so I'm going to have to figure out why audio isn't working during pirate news recordings from my phone
[9:33pm] Joe: could be an apple issue
[9:33pm] jokeefe: come on over!
[9:34pm] jokeefe: driver issue
[9:34pm] Creynolds87: I'm on android
[9:34pm] Creynolds87: I could also do that Jamie 
[9:36pm] jokeefe:
[9:36pm] jokeefe: So Video Newsletter - When to record it?
[9:37pm] Malt: I am slammed this weekend
[9:37pm] Malt: Friday maybe?
[9:37pm] Joe: Have court Friday
[9:37pm] jokeefe: I cannot do Friday night, unfortunately, but if others can, please do
[9:37pm] Joe: Plus Friday night we are doing the national meeting
[9:39pm] jokeefe: We have the tech meeting Saturday 11am-1pm.
[9:39pm] Joe: How about Monday at 8?
[9:40pm] Creynolds87: I could do that
[9:42pm] jokeefe: possible. an hour before the national meeting
[9:42pm] Joe: We can keep it brief
[9:42pm] Malt: Ok
[9:42pm] Creynolds87: Aye
[9:43pm] jokeefe: Monday 8pm then
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Joe, will you send out the hangout link?
[9:44pm] Joe: I would be happy to
[9:44pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:45pm] jokeefe: Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
[9:46pm] jokeefe: looking forward to the meeting at E5 this Saturday
[9:49pm] jokeefe: National Party will hopefully have the bank account open soon
[9:49pm] Joe: I am also running for chair
[9:49pm] Creynolds87: Nice
[9:49pm] jokeefe: Has anyone posted when candidates need to submit their nominations by?
[9:50pm] Joe: We have several positions that are not 100% filled, like Auditor.
[9:50pm] Joe: I don't think so, maybe I can send out an email tonight requesting all nominations be submitted to you
[9:51pm] jokeefe: That would be great!
[9:52pm] srevilak joined the chat room.
[9:52pm] srevilak: hi all
[9:52pm] Creynolds87: Hey srevilak
[9:52pm] srevilak: sorry -- meeting ran way late
[9:52pm] jokeefe: ahoy - fun in town government?
[9:52pm] srevilak: aye
[9:53pm] jokeefe: Posted minutes at https://masspirates.org/wiki/October_2nd,_2019_IRC_Meeting#Minutes
[9:53pm] • srevilak looks
[9:53pm] Malt: Neat
[9:55pm] srevilak: looking forward to watching protest video
[9:55pm] jokeefe: Computer Donations - don’t have an update besides that I reached out to my friend again
[9:56pm] srevilak: is the goal to get, or to give computers?
[9:56pm] jokeefe: get to give
[9:56pm] srevilak: I see
[9:56pm] Joe: To redistribution
[9:56pm] Joe: I have a place we can donate them to.
[9:56pm] srevilak: nice
[9:56pm] jokeefe: that works
[9:57pm] Joe: I personnally know a nun that can get them to the needy.  We also have the wish project whom I can speak to that org's leaders and get something going.
[9:57pm] jokeefe: I know this place fixes them
[9:57pm] Joe: If they work, great. Or we could properly dispose of them as well
[9:57pm] jokeefe: please find out more.
[9:58pm] Joe: This is a process by which nothing goes to waste, so 0 impact on the enviroment.
[9:58pm] Joe: *environment
[9:58pm] Creynolds87: I like that
[9:58pm] jokeefe: that is all I have. is there anything you all want to discuss?
[9:59pm] Joe: We are 2 minutes to time, motion to adjourn
[9:59pm] Creynolds87: Nay for me
[9:59pm] Creynolds87: Aye
[9:59pm] srevilak: Creynolds87: nay to discuss, or nay to adjourn?
[9:59pm] Creynolds87: Nay to discuss
[9:59pm] Creynolds87: Aye to adjourn
[9:59pm] jokeefe: if there isn’t anything more to discuss, then I am fine with adjourning
[10:00pm] Malt: 2nd
[10:00pm] jokeefe: all in favor?
[10:00pm] srevilak: aye
[10:00pm] Creynolds87: Aye
[10:00pm] Malt: Aye
[10:00pm] jokeefe: aye
[10:00pm] Joe: aye
[10:00pm] jokeefe: thanks all!
[10:00pm] jokeefe: srevilak, would you get the summary?
[10:00pm] Joe: gnight
[10:00pm] srevilak: sure
[10:00pm] Creynolds87: Have a goodnight all
[10:00pm] Malt: Night!
[10:01pm] Creynolds87: Copy+Seed
[10:01pm] jokeefe: thanks!
[10:01pm] jokeefe: sleep tight!