Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties from around the world are uniting in condemning censorship by the Spanish government. Pirate Parties worldwide support Catalan Pirates against censorship We, the Pirate Parties and NGOs of the Pirate movement around the world, express our solidarity with the Catalan Pirates whose websites about the Referendum of Self Determination campaign and the use of Tor are currently being censored by the Spanish authorities. […]

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The Pirate Times is “Under the Weather”

The Pirate Times is “Under the Weather”

You may have noted that the Pirate Times is not posting as regularly as usual recently. This is due to a combination of illness and injury to some of our key team members. We will endeavour to resume normal service as soon as we can. We are looking for some writers to fill the gap and if you are interested in providing an article or two […]

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Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

The Pirate Times connected with Guðjón Idir in Iceland to ask some questions about the International Modern Media Institute that is running a crowd funding campaign. Its aim is to form Iceland and other nations into a “Switzerland of Bits.” Guðjón Idir became IMMI’s Executive Director in January 2014. His background is in philosophy, psychology and activism. He has a passion for information freedom, human rights […]

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Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Cómo podemos ayudar al Partido Pirata de Islandia, es una pregunta difícil de responder. Con solo 3 representantes en el Congreso no tienen suficientes fondos del Estado. Ellos dependen principalmente del dinero de sus miembros y de quienes los apoyan. Nosotros, en la comunidad pirata internacional, no podemos enviarles dinero (ni ningún tipo de ayuda material) porque está prohibido por la Ley de Partidos islandesa. […]

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Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

How to help Icelandic Pirates is a rather difficult question to answer. With only three MPs the party does not get much funding from the state. They still need to rely mainly on their members and supporters to fund them. We, in the international pirate community, can’t send money (nor any form of material assistance) as that is forbidden by law for political parties. Is […]

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2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

On 1 January 2006 Rick Falkvinge uploaded a website that announced the formation of Piratpartiet (the Swedish Pirate Party) and thereby the Pirate Movement was born. So on 1 January 2016, the pirate party will celebrate 10 years of existence. Since then the movement has spread across the world and had success in getting Pirates into legislatures around the world. We come from many nations, […]

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The T-Shirt Every Pirate Should Have

The T-Shirt Every Pirate Should Have

The Pirate movement has not been a beacon for fashionistas even though some of us have been seen sporting the most fetching Pirate costumes. However there is now a T-shirt available signed by the prominent Pirates who will be speaking at the Internet Ungovernance Conference being held in Brazil.  AMELIA ANDERSDOTTER  Swedish activist, member of the European Parliament from 2011-2014 for Piratpartiet.     BIRGITTA […]

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Birgitta Sponsors a Motion in Inter-Parliamentary Union

Birgitta Sponsors a Motion in Inter-Parliamentary Union

The Inter-Parlimentary Union is an organisation that lets MPs from parliaments around the world communicate  and cooperate with each other. An opportunity to consider and voice opinions on matters of international interest and promote human rights. A video describing the union can be seen below: In 2011 the Union took on the case of Member Birgitta Jónsdóttir. Her human rights had been violated by the United […]

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Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

In the weekend of 29-30 August 2015 The Pirate Party of Iceland held a General Assembly in which they elected a new steering committee and passed two important motions. As we publish the latest polls indicate PPIS is now polling at 36% and would have 26 seats – three more than both current governing parties and it would not be practicable to form a government […]

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PPI General Assembly Live Stream

PPI General Assembly Live Stream

The conference in Warsaw over the weekend can be followed remotely by using the following link. livestreaming | PirateTimes All times are given in Central European Summer time (CEST) that is UTC + 2 04. July 2015 – Saturday General Assembly 10:00 Delegates accreditation 11:00 Opening of the General Assembly 11:30 Discussion 12:30 Workshop(s)/ Standing committees 14:30 Discussion about the results 15:30 Admittance of new […]

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