Despite some facts that burdened the atmosphere of the general assembly, data and numbers show that PPI continues to inspire and attract Pirates worldwide. PPI accepted 14 new members, increasing the number of Pirate Parties in PPI to 42 countries . They also accepted a further six observer members, elected a new board and voted on some statute changes.
One of the areas that the Pirate Parties are trying to act on is the adjustment of politics to a new digital age. This can be achieved through adding more transparency to the governments, opening them up for more collaboration and use of data and turning the government into more of an eGovernment in order to both use more of the benefits brought by our digital age and protect us from its risks.
On 18 May 2013 the new Polish Pirate Party had its first General Assembly. The party was founded last year after the previous one was dissolved by a court order in 2009, the new party was created by many of the people involved in the first one and it is considered a second incarnation of the same party.
A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and a preview of some events coming in the week ahead. We are also trying out a new feature – a list of videos and podcasts that were published in the last week that are relevant to the World Pirate movement and are in English.
During the month of March the Pirate movement grew by 7,011 followers on Facebook and 4,725 followers on Twitter. This brings the total amount of people following a Pirate Party on Facebook or Twitter to 712,480 people.
On the evening of Friday 17 May 2013 Marina Weisband introduced and read sections of her book “Wir Nennen es Politik” (We Call it Politics) with the subtitle “Ideas for a Contemporary Democracy” to an audience in an auditorium in Bremen, Germany.
It’s hard work being a Pirate in Croatia. Only a month after the campaign for the EU elections, the campaign is on again in this former Yugoslav republic. This time it are the local and regional elections. The Pirate Party…