September 8th, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Monday No Spy Phone Event



Started work on two new planks:

Party Budget




Leader: Malt

  • Next pirate moot?
  • 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 On-line Events


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


  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • slerman


Endorsed Monday No Spy Phone Event. jokeefe will post and notify supporters

Worked on, but still working on social networking companies limiting our discussions.

Malt started work on

Pirate News livestream at 7:30pm Sunday.

Next meeting will work on party budget for 2022



[9:05pm] jokeefe: Agenda:,_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
[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:
[9:09pm] jokeefe:
[9:10pm] jokeefe: Malt and I edited
[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
[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