Lower Saxony Pirates Fail to Gain Seats in State Parliament

Lower Saxony Pirates Fail to Gain Seats in State Parliament

Hundreds of Lower Saxony Pirates gathered in Hanover to watch the results come in. Their share of the vote rose to 2.1% but not enough to pass the 5% hurdle that guarantees parliamentary seats.

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The Pirate Party of Russia Refused Registration Again

The Pirate Party of Russia Refused Registration Again

The Russian Ministry of Justice had refused to register PPRU again. Because “using in the name the word “pirate” that allegedly does not conform to the party’s goals and objectives “. The Russian Pirates see this decision as being politically motivated and a delaying tactic as the legal justification is riddled with errors and inconsistencies.

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Icelandic Authorities Blocking PiratePad as “Hate-Speech”

Icelandic Authorities Blocking PiratePad as “Hate-Speech”

The Icelandic Pirate Party has confirmed its suspicions that Reykjavik City authorities are blocking access to one of the party’s collaboration platforms, namely PiratePad. The city uses content filtering software managed by the software giant Microsoft who have labelled it under the categories “hate-speech” and “computer crimes”. Libraries and schools are among institutions blocking access to PiratePad.

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Campaign Idea: Using Pirate Balloon Art

Campaign Idea: Using Pirate Balloon Art

Everyone likes getting a present, especially children but also Pirates (who are children at heart). Winning the hearts of your fellow Pirates at conventions and children whilst campaigning is important.

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Austrian Pirates Electoral Success in Graz

Austrian Pirates Electoral Success in Graz

Another electoral success for the Pirates, this time in Austria. In the local elections for the City of Graz , the second largest citiy in Austria PP-AT added another politician to the growing army of elected Pirates world wide. On 25.November 2012, with 2.7% of the vote the party entered the town hall for the first time with one seat. “We have arrived and we will stay”, said Philip Pacanda, the leading candidate for the Graz Pirates.

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Iceland has a Pirate Party

Iceland has a Pirate Party

On Saturday 24 November 2012 Iceland Pirates voted the newest Pirate Party into existence.

PP-IS Pirate Eva Þuríðardóttir told the Pirate Times;
“We were all so excited finally the day was here, an Icelandic Pirate party the air was electric both figuratively and literally speaking, it has been such a joy and privilege to work with such a cohesive and a talented group of people, what characterises this group is how ready and willing everyone is to work together for future undertakings, we are just beginning.

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A Busy Weekend for Pirates on the International Stage

A Busy Weekend for Pirates on the International Stage

The Pirate Times team is getting ready to report on a lot of Pirate activity this weekend 24-25 November 2012. Three national conferences, one election and the foundation of a new national Pirate Party.

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UK Pirates Get a Good Result in Manchester By-Election

UK Pirates Get a Good Result in Manchester By-Election

The United Kingdom Pirate Party had a good result in the recent by-election held on 15 November 2012 in the city of Manchester. The seat of Manchester Central was left vacant after the sitting Member of Parliament, Tony Lloyd of the Labour Party, resigned to become Police and Crime Commissioner for the city.

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You Can’t Win Them All – Election Results from Finland and the ACT

You Can’t Win Them All – Election Results from Finland and the ACT

Pirates in two countries have had to face disappointing results in recent elections. While the Swiss and the Czechs are still celebrating recent electoral victories the Pirates of Finland and the ACT region in Australia must recharge their spirits from the recent low results.

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Pirates Ready for Municipal Elections on Sunday in Finland

Pirates Ready for Municipal Elections on Sunday in Finland

We are hearing a lot about Sweden recently because of their massive influx of new members . But what of the other Nordic countries? It looks like Finland will be making the headlines in the coming days. The Finnish Pirates are fielding 300 candidates in 40 different municipalities in the municipal elections that are being held on Sunday 28 October 2012.

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