Jamie O'Keefe

Captain & co-founder of @masspirates husband father QA engineer curious economist youth soccer coach past candidate for high office

Presidential Election Live Stream Tonight!

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November 3rd Election Night start time begins at: 8:00pm EST / 1:00am UTC / 2:00am CET A Pirate Take On The 2020 U.S. Election The United States and Massachusetts Pirate Parties would love to invite national/international Pirates and supporters to join them live on ELECTION NIGHT Tuesd... Read more

Sat., State Party Planning Session

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This Saturday, April 4th, we will hold a State Party planning session to identify what assistance state parties need. It will 8-9pm Eastern Time and will be at Please email if you like to attend and we will email you the meeting url. Read more

EU Article 13: one year later

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In this recent video, Dr. Patrick Breyer, Member of the European Parliament of the Pirate Party Germany, talks about where we are a year after the EU adopted copyright upload filters: From the video description: Exactly one year ago the EU Parliament approved the copyright reform includin... Read more

Mass. Pirate News: Covid-19 – Ways you can help fight it

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Massachusetts Pirate Party's Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the Covid-19 pandemic and the resources they have found that people can use to fight the pandemic. Check out their resources page. Read more

Welcome new officers!

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At our October 21st IRC meeting we elected new officers: Captain - Joseph Onoroski: Joseph.P.Onoroski@gmail.comQuartermaster - Joseph Klein: bosun@wipp.coopScribe - James O'Keefe: jokeefe@jamesokeefe.orgWebmaster - Johann Drolshagen: Much thanks to them! We are still l... Read more

Welcome New Officers!

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At our January 28th IRC meeting we elected new officers: Chairperson - Meg Cochran: sayyida@pp-wisconsin.netVice Chair - Joseph Onoroski: Joseph.P.Onoroski@gmail.comSecretary - Joseph Klein: Much thanks to them for stepping up to chart a new direction for the US Pirate Party. ... Read more

Happy Public Domain Day!

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From the Massachusetts Pirate Party: For the first time in 20 years, new works will enter the public domain in the United States. Copyrighted works entering the public domain were put on hold by the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, aka the the Mickey Mouse Protection Act, which extended the... Read more

National Meeting, 3/22, 9pm-10pm EST

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We will have a national meeting of state parties and state activists on Wednesday, March 22nd. It will start at 9pm and likely end by 10pm, though some of us will stay on to answer questions. It will take place on the #uspp IRC channel at The agenda is at: Read more

Counting the days to Chelsea Manning’s freedom

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Originally posted at the Massachusetts Pirate Party blog. I learned recently from Susan McLucas, a long-time local activist for Chelsea Manning, that president Obama commuted Chelsea’s sentence. She will be released from prison on May 17th. I think I speak for most, if not all, Pirates that we ar... Read more

We need you! Here are some tools!

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If you'd like to help make the Pirate Party grow in the U.S., we need you now more than ever. Send an email to us at and we will connect you with fellow Pirates in your state. We have been receiving a flood of emails from people interested in joining up. We're working hard t... Read more

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Further information

Free USPP Book: No Safe Harbor

Free USPP Book: No Safe Harbor

IRC Meetings

The US Pirate Party holds monthly planning meeting over IRC, with dates announced a week in advance.

To participate in the meetings:

  • Use a webchat to connect to
  • Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #uspp in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  • Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at

It is also recommended that you register your nick.