Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

This is a guest post by Hugi Ásgeirsson, Pirate Party Sweden/Iceland On August 11th, I’m moving back home to Reykjavík to do my part for the Icelandic Pirate Party. I feel that Iceland is poised for real change. I love my life, my job, my friends and my community in Stockholm, so this has not been an easy decision. But this opportunity is unique. People in […]

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Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

The Finnish Pirate Party (Piraattipuolue) held their general assembly 2016 in Lahti, Finland on the 11th of June. The conference room was packed with 40 enthusiastic people, and about a dozen others attending online. The crowd had spent the last 12 months collecting 5.000 signatures for entering the official party registry of Finland. The Assembly took place only days after the party renewed its official status, resulting […]

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The two party system: an evil worse than a Clinton evil

The two party system: an evil worse than a Clinton evil

This is an opinionated guest post from Marianne Hoynes, activist and independent journalist.    I am so shocked by my friends on Facebook who are adamant that Hillary Clinton is a better candidate than Donald Trump. We are poised on the very edge of the horror show that is the TTIP, which will harm not only the US but all of Europe. Hillary will do a […]

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“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

This is an opinion article by Óscar which reflects the author’s ideas. — “Sometimes we discover unpleasant truths. Whenever we do so, we are in difficulties: suppressing them is scientifically dishonest, so we must tell them, but telling them, however, will fire back on us”. – Edsger W. Dijkstra [4] The present essay was written as part of an assignment in one of the PhD classes the […]

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Pirates Away From Keyboard

Pirates Away From Keyboard

This is an opinion article by Leonardo which reflects the author’s ideas. — On 9 March 2016, here in the Pirate Times, we read the Spanish answer to Falkvinge’s analysis of Pirate Party’s first decade. The judgment on Falkvinge is quite harsh: according to the authors, “he lives in a bubble” and “seems to believe the world circles around Sweden”. But, above all, he has been accused of […]

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Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

This is a guest post from Rico Brouwer, Pirate Party Netherlands   On April 6th 2016 there will be a Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Me and a few Dutch Pirates created an English (and Dutch) website called dutchvote.eu about everything related to this referendum. The website gives campaign information without being biased toward a particular vote. The Pirate Party Netherlands took […]

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What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

This is an opinion article by HerNenya and Dario which reflects the author’s ideas. — On January 1st 2006, the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) was born which was followed by many other Pirate Parties around the globe. Rick Falkvinge celebrated ten years of Piratpartiet with an article in his own tribune, Infopolicy. In the article, Falkvinge describes the lessons learned during this decade and the way he believes the […]

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Report from the Internet Ungovernance Conference Brazil 2015

Report from the Internet Ungovernance Conference Brazil 2015

 Gabriela Coleman, Julia Reda, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Theo Oliveira, Adriano Belisario, Danny O’brien and Pirates of the Seven Seas passed through the Internet disgovernance Forum, parallel to the IGF, held in João Pessoa. The IUF began on 9 Monday 2015 and ended on Friday, 13 November. Day One The event took place at the auditorium of Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes (CCHLA) – UFPB […]

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If you Want Peace, Prepare for Peace – A message from PPFR

If you Want Peace, Prepare for Peace – A message from PPFR

13 November 2015 cowardice and bigotry have bloodied the streets of Paris and our indignation is huge. Our thoughts are with the victims and their relatives. These lives, cut, broken, nothing will bring them back to us. But now what ? Here our proposition in one sentence : If you want peace, prepare for peace. Don’t charge us with angelism – fashionable accusation. Without doubt […]

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Internet Ungovernance Forum Italy #IUFitalia2015

Internet Ungovernance Forum Italy #IUFitalia2015

On 12 October 2015 Felice Zingarelli (a.k.a. Felynx), member of the Italian Pirate Party, was invited to the IGF Italy, as a representative for civil society. The conference was supposed to be “multi-stakeholder” and open to debate and discussion, but this is not the impression that we had. “Most of the speakers were people used to this kind of events” Felynx explained “They are not sincerely […]

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