September 8th, 2021 IRC Meeting
Monday No Spy Phone Event
Started work on two new planks:
- Next pirate moot?
- Setup local video meetups by region with people who said they were interested in organizing a local chapter
- Organize candidate trainings
- 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 On-line Events
- jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
- Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
- malt: sam capradae, worcester
Endorsed Monday No Spy Phone Event. jokeefe will post and notify supporters
Worked on https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDigitalFreedomForAll, but still working on social networking companies limiting our discussions.
Malt started work on https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPImmigrationPlank
Pirate News livestream at 7:30pm Sunday.
Next meeting will work on party budget 2022
[9:05pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/September_8th,_2021_IRC_Meeting [9:05pm] jokeefe: ids [9:05pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:05pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell [9:05pm] malt: sam capradae, worcester [9:06pm] jokeefe: anything to add? [9:06pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements [9:06pm] malt: not on my end [9:06pm] jokeefe: Monday No Spy Phone Event - suggest endorsing [9:07pm] jokeefe: More at https://actionnetwork.org/events/protest-apples-spy-phone-boston/ [9:07pm] malt: oh hard agreed [9:07pm] jokeefe: Joe? [9:08pm] jokeefe: any objections? [9:08pm] Joe: I agree too. [9:08pm] Joe: Baby pirate duty [9:08pm] jokeefe: lots of fun [9:09pm] jokeefe: ok, will post tomorrow and notify fight for the future [9:09pm] malt: sorry pal [9:09pm] jokeefe: Platform [9:09pm] jokeefe: Started work on two new planks: [9:09pm] jokeefe: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPImmigrationPlank [9:09pm] jokeefe: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDigitalFreedomForAll [9:10pm] jokeefe: Malt and I edited https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDigitalFreedomForAll [9:12pm] Joe: I am reading through this now. [9:15pm] malt: I have started the immigration plank [9:15pm] jokeefe: thanks malt [9:15pm] malt: do we have an actual policy on this? [9:16pm] malt: i am very much anti-borders, but i don't know how widely shared that is [9:17pm] jokeefe: write it and we can edit to a suitable result [9:24pm] Joe: I updated the end of digital freedom. Please see if you approve. [9:27pm] jokeefe: I think it is ok. [9:27pm] jokeefe: The only thing I think we don’t address is the social media oligopoly [9:28pm] malt: ooohhh good point [9:28pm] malt: what can we even say about it, though? [9:29pm] jokeefe: The last paragraph of Digital society worldwide talks about censorship, but the term is muddied [9:35pm] jokeefe: too many think freedom of speech = freedom to be heard [9:35pm] Joe: Hmmm [9:37pm] Joe: I can't find the right words [9:38pm] jokeefe: Neither can I. [9:39pm] jokeefe: Still thinking [9:42pm] jokeefe: part of the problem is that so much of our communication is mediated through a small number of companies who value maximizing our attention [9:45pm] malt: here's my shit: if we abolished facebook, people would just make facebook 2 [9:45pm] malt: it wouldn't even take a day [9:45pm] malt: unless we bring back RSS, people don't want to have to surf between their favorite sites [9:45pm] jokeefe: I agree [9:45pm] Joe: They probably already have a shell ready to go [9:45pm] malt: they want their shit spoon fed in an infinitely scrolling trough [9:46pm] malt: oh there is, there's even open software clones [9:46pm] jokeefe: Doctorow talks about making all of the systems interoperable and requiring that we can move our data/social graph to whatever platform we want [9:48pm] jokeefe: I can deal with infinite scroll based on time. It is when the social networks choose what to show me and select for maximum engagement that things go off the rails [9:48pm] jokeefe: Perhaps we should talk about it at our next Pirate news? [9:49pm] Joe: Sounds good. Sorry I missed the last one. [9:50pm] jokeefe: We all need breaks [9:50pm] jokeefe: But we missed you both [9:50pm] jokeefe: 7:30pm Sunday, then? [9:51pm] malt: yes! [9:51pm] malt: i will be around [9:51pm] Joe: I should be able to participate [9:52pm] jokeefe: excellent [9:54pm] jokeefe: Joe, what do you want to discuss about the Massachusetts Budget? [9:57pm] Joe: I would like to see if we can start campaigning and what cost are associated with it. [9:57pm] jokeefe: sounds good. [9:58pm] jokeefe: our last budget was https://masspirates.org/wiki/2015_Budget [9:59pm] jokeefe: we should come up with one for 2022. [9:59pm] jokeefe: will carry that over to next week and we can start on that too [10:00pm] jokeefe: shall we adjourn? [10:00pm] malt: aye [10:00pm] Joe: Aye [10:00pm] Joe: That is a great start for me though, thank you. [10:00pm] jokeefe: aye [10:00pm] jokeefe: have a great night. will post the transcript