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Jamie O'Keefe

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


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 pirateirc.net. The agenda is at: https://pnc.piratenpad.de... 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 hello@pirate-party.us 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

Want to build the Pirate Party? Contact us

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We have been receiving a flood of emails from people interested in joining up. We're working hard to get everyone responded to in a swift manner. 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 hello@pirate-party.us. Thank yo... Read more

July Meeting/Discussion

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We invite all the states, including those being formed, to discuss building the Pirate Party in the US on Wednesday, July 6th at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6PM Pacific. We will gather in the #uspp Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel at PirateIRC. If you are familiar with IRC, please... Read more

New Board Elected

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The United States Pirate Party elected a new board on February 24th, 2016. They are: Chair: Joseph Klein, of the Wisconsin Pirate Party. PGP fingerprint: B713 4744 00F2 AF06 4CD2  B613 58A1 3EF2 41CA 01EE Vice Chair: James O'Keefe, of the Massachusetts Pirate Party. PGP fingerprint: 9F7C 6B6C ... Read more

Today: Tell the FBI “No Backdoor in Our Phones”

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Reposted from the Massachusetts Pirate Party blog. Today we are joining with Fight for the Future and other groups to protest a judge's order to Apple to build a software "backdoor" to help them hack into the encrypted iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. We will meet at 5:3... Read more

First they came for an iPhone 5c

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Posting here and at jamesokeefe.org & masspirates.org. The FBI got a judge to order Apple to create a custom iOS version so they can decrypt the work iPhone 5c of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. They want Apple to push out a custom version that will disable the delays between wro... Read more

Further information

IRC Meetings

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

To participate in the meetings:

  • Go to webchat.pirateirc.net
  • 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 http://pirateirc.net/servers.

It is also recommended that you register your nick.