September 23rd, 2020 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q3 2020:

  • Organize meetups
  • Revise platform
  • Organize Fundraiser
  • Organize candidate trainings

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed

Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)

Work continues on streaming options.

Next one set for for 9/26, 11am-1pm

Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

  • Surveillance Mapping Event
    • Come up with a how to instructions
      • Paper - done
      • iPhone - done
      • Android
    • Come up with how to videos
    • Boston (jokeefe) - Sept 12th - done
    • Worcester (Malt) - Oct 17th
  • Party Conference
    • Working on streaming options
    • Posted date survey. due 9/25
  • Nov. Anarchist Book Fair
  • 2021 Boston Pride Festival
    • table booked
    • 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?


  • Free the Moderna Vaccine
    • Planning meeting upcoming. Contact jokeefe for details if you want to attend.
    • Planning new event
  • Yes on 1
    • Post on our support for it
    • Who could reach out to campaign to ask how we can help?
  • Yes on 2
    • Post reminder of our support for it
    • jokeefe reached out to campaign on helping. Will followup.
    • Yard signs available.



  • 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

Computer donations

Platform Discussion

Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI
  • Post statement on 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. Per TechDirt, 9/17 is the last date for submissions for the 2nd round. - done

Tabled Projects

National Party

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

  • Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
  • 9/26, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
  • 10/17, Worcester Surveillance Mapping Outing
  • Fall, Party Conference


  • jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
  • Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)


  • ChanServ
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy
  • mikey


Video Newsletter. Tentatively for Sunday 7pm. Joe won't be able to make it. May do segments on MA ballot questions, registering to vote, and voting.

Tech. Meeting on Saturday, 11am.

Regional Meetings/Events. Will push end of conference date survey out a week. jokeefe will send announcement tomorrow.


DOJ appears to be trying to muck with Sectoin 230 (again).


21:04 <@jokeefe> Agenda:,_2020_IRC_Meeting
21:04 <@jokeefe> ids
21:05 <@jokeefe> anything to add?
21:05 < Joe> I got the 4 computers to the transitional life place today.
21:05 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
21:05 <@jokeefe> wonderful
21:05 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville
21:05 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington
21:07 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast - Sunday at 7pm, still a good
       recording time?
21:07 < srevilak> Good for me
21:08 < Joe> not for me, I plan to be headed to the catskills Sunday night
21:08 <@jokeefe> Joe, does that time work for you?
21:09 <@jokeefe> ok
21:09 < Joe> dis you ever get obs working?
21:09 <@jokeefe> no, but I can setup to record on my end then.
21:09 < Joe> *did
21:09 <@jokeefe> Stream from Jitsi to youtube
21:10 <@jokeefe> suggestions for topics to discuss?
21:10 < srevilak> Ballot questions.
21:10 < srevilak> Will have to think more beyond that
21:11 < Joe> I did DL duo recorder for my phone but since I will be in
       transit I do not think it would be a good idea
21:12 < Joe> Ballot questions and candidates. One video on who is in MA
       ballots and another for the national level.
21:12 < Joe> maybe one for ballot questions alone.
21:12 <@jokeefe> with info about registering to vote and voting
21:13 <@jokeefe> sounds good
21:13 < srevilak> works for me
21:13 <@jokeefe> wonderful
21:14 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) - have a meeting on
       Saturday. Posted a reminder and signup page
21:17 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events
21:19 <@jokeefe> Haven’t pushed the conference date survey. Date
       was set for Friday.  Make sense to push it back a week?
21:19 < srevilak> Sounds reasonable
21:22 <@jokeefe> you ok with that Joe?
21:24 <@jokeefe> passes then. will announce it on hte blog and email
       tomorrow, then
21:25 <@jokeefe> It looks like the Anarchist Book Fair web page hasn’t
       been updated since 2019
21:26 < srevilak> It's usually not updated until shortly before the fair
21:26 < srevilak> COVID will likely make the event challenging
21:27 <@jokeefe> expect so
21:27 <@jokeefe> Campaigns
21:27 < srevilak> With the last minute venue change (last year), the
       talks were pretty packed in
21:28 <@jokeefe> expect they will be virtual or outside this time round
21:28 <@jokeefe> Haven’t heard anything about the next Free the Moderna
       Vaccine protest.
21:29 < Joe> sorry, had to deal with an emerging situation. I'm back.
21:29 <@jokeefe> No worries
21:29 < Joe> for the record, no issues.
21:29 <@jokeefe> Nothing on either. will
       send them an email
21:29 <@jokeefe> thanks, Joe
21:31 <@jokeefe> DOJ has a new set of things
       it wants to do to screwup CDA Section 230 -
21:31 < srevilak> (face palm ...)
21:32 < Joe> Did you see the bill to aid Puerto Rico?
21:32 <@jokeefe> did not
21:33 <@jokeefe> expect that won’t go far in the Senate
21:33 < Joe>
21:33 < Joe> Only on election year of course...
21:34 <@jokeefe> True, but they need the aid.  It should have been given
       long ago.
21:35 < Joe> not to mention the crime is 3rd world country status but
21:36 < Joe> I have a few people who work for me from there and the
       stuff I am told is shocking.
21:37 <@jokeefe> Yes, so much so.
21:39 <@jokeefe> I posted the last tech meeting notes at,_2020_Tech_Meeting
21:39 <@jokeefe> That is all I have
21:39 < Joe> motion to adjourn?
21:39 < srevilak> second
21:39 < srevilak> will post transcript