After a year of internal discord and coordinated work to broaden their political platform, the German Pirates are now focusing on campaigning for the federal election this coming 22 September 2013. Critical media reports have voiced dismay over the lack of internal organization, as well as the very public „shitstorms“ on twitter and other media. Both of these factors have resulted last year’s hype, during which the Pirate Party Germany polled as high as 12% nation-wide, to collapse, leaving the polls stagnant between 2-4%.
On 10 August 2012 operators of the notorious whisteblower site Wikileaks reported that they had been hit by a cyber attack. 10GB of data were supposedly fired at their servers in a pretty severe DDoS-attack. One reason for the attack could have been the publishing of a large number of files related to a project called „TrapWire“. The German online news portal “Spiegel Online“ reported […]
Brad Hall’s first encounter with the Pirate Party happened when he happened across a post on Boingboing.net regarding the party. Intrigued, Brad decided to ingratiate himself in the US movement, aiming to become an embedded journalist. While supporting the cause, he tried to distance himself from it. He failed and became one of its top US members. Felicitas Steinhoff, whose first encounter with the Pirate […]