Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

The Pirates of Brazil (PPBR) have laid claim to the title of most influential Pirate Party on social media. They recently surpassed 100,000 likes on Facebook. This is far greater than PPBRs nearest friendly Pirate rivals: Pirate Party of Sweden 81,000 Pirate Party of Germany  85,000 and for reference, the international party: Pirate Parties International  10,000 This shows there are more ways to be influential than having Pirate […]

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Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s speech, ‘We, the People, are the System’, was delivered at the TEDx Reykjavik event held on 16 May 2015. Birgitta tells us why the small island country of Iceland needs a Pirate led government. She also explains why the whole world needs Iceland to be the social laboratory where Pirate Principles can be put into practice. The ‘remixed’ text of Birgitta’s speech can be […]

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Winning Discussions: The Genetic Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: The Genetic Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Your Pirate Movement Needs You

Your Pirate Movement Needs You

The General Assembly of Pirate Parties International (PPI) will be held two weeks from now and they will choose a new board. According to the application form for the new board, “we do have temporarily problems with wiki, so we are glad to help”. A glitch in the wiki means candidates cannot be listed directly and a mail needs to be sent to the PPI board, but we […]

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PPI Statute Reforms Proposal

PPI Statute Reforms Proposal

The Pirate Party of Germany has tabled some amendments to make some important changes to the statutes of Pirate Parties International (PPI). The full wording of the amendments can be seen in the conference section of the PPI wiki. There are five changes being proposed:  Admittance of Members This amendment will mean that a member of PPI no longer need to have “Pirate” in the […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 008

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 008

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 7 June 2015 and recorded on 9 June.   Out of four invited Icelanders two where able to to make it – this was done with the knowledge that due to locality, connections might be difficult. The situation is that the Pirate Party of Iceland has been doing very well in the […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 007

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 007

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 31 May 2015 and recorded on 3 June. An evening with Spanish Pirates Dario Castañé, local pirate politician in Barcelona and Lorena Müller-Nischt, chair of the Spanish Pirate Confederation, were our Guests We started on the Holographic Protests that were held outside the congress building earlier this year in anticipation of the […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 24 May 2015 and recorded on 26 May.   Offering Free Wifi A German chatter reported that  they are working on free wifi – letting others use their  for others and getting around the legal liability by routing packets through Sweden Using tor was also raised as a possibility Other ways to […]

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Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with an overseas Pirate The Icelandic Pirate Party has reached over 30% in the current polls. We spoke to Simon, a Pirate who lives and studies in Iceland, to throw some light on the background to the Icelandic success-story. Editor: Hello Simon, you are the ‘overseas Pirate’ who is currently studying in Iceland. Simon: Góðan daginn. Yes, that’s right. I lived for ten years in […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 005

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 005

The order of the pirate unicorn podcast recorded on Tuesday 21st of May following the mumble chat held on the 17th of May 2015   A bit of a Cockup Misunderstanding about the Spanish Pirates  – they will be back on 31st May to give us results and we can talk to the elected candidates. The misunderstanding is my fault – but we had a […]

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