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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A report from the Argentinian Pirate Party GA

A report from the Argentinian Pirate Party GA

Dear Pirates and Piratesses, I would like to share with you the outcome of the General Assembly of the Pirate Party of Argentina that took place on Friday 28 December 2014 . Summary: we talked about what we have accomplished, what we’re doing and what we’ll do on 2015. The full minutes are here (Spanish language): # What we’ll do on 2015 1. We will […]

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PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA

The Pirate Parties International (PPI) Board and Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) will cooperate to conduct an online General Assembly meeting on (or before) 15 March 2015, according to minutes of the most recent PPI Board meeting. On 5 January 2015 PPAU proposed an agenda item for consideration at the PPI Board meeting scheduled for the following day. The proposed item requested that the PPI Board consider […]

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PPSE GA: New board, Changes and Plans for 2015

PPSE GA: New board, Changes and Plans for 2015

The General Assembly of the Pirate Party of  Sweden recently ended with some changes. The meeting decided to make the future GA’s a bit more flexible, in lead up time, from the previous mandatory six weeks to the Presidium deciding the period. The Presidium will also be able to prepare the GAs further in advance with several of the nomination applications being mandated earlier than previously was […]

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Dutch Pirate Party attacked in hacking incident

Dutch Pirate Party attacked in hacking incident

During the General Assembly of the Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ (PPNL), hackers penetrated the security of the party’s infrastructure. Some of the databases that were affected were the member administration system and the webmail. It is still not clear whether the intruders copied any data, changed files or compromised the party’s infrastructure in some other way. In response to the discussion amongst members in PPNL, about whether the person responsible […]

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Important 3rd Congress for the Pirate Party of Greece

Important 3rd Congress for the Pirate Party of Greece

In a country where crisis has transformed the political scene to a swampland, the Pirate Party of Greece stands calmly and watches the landscape, seeking for new opportunities and incentives for action. In the almost three years since its founding, PP-GR  has achieved a lot, always fighting for the core principles of the Pirate movement. It recently took the initiative to form an electoral coalition […]

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The Pirates of New Zealand Elect a New Board

The Pirates of New Zealand Elect a New Board

Following hard on the heels of Iceland and Finland, the honorary Nordic country in the south Pacific – New Zealand – has elected a new executive council. After a year of declining membership and a board that did not meet regularly the Pirate Party of New Zealand has elected a new executive council. The structure of the board has been simplified to consist of chairperson, secretary, treasurer […]

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Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Pirate Parties changed their “leadership” last weekend. Finland and Iceland both have a new board. This is especially significant for Finland who are facing elections next year. Finland In a close election, held on Sunday 17 August 2014, the Pirate Party of Finland elected  the 33-year-old Tapani Karvinen as new Chairman replacing Harri Kivistö by 33 votes to 29. Harri Kivistö will remain on the […]

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PPAU Congress: Unhappy with PPI – will they form 5 Eye Patches?

PPAU Congress: Unhappy with PPI – will they form 5 Eye Patches?

The Australian Pirates are paragons of democracy. Following their general assembly in Brisbane on 19-20 July 2014 we had to wait for the results until now, as all Australian Pirates can vote on motions and candidates whether they attend the physical meeting or not. Birgitta Jónsdóttir gave the keynote speech which can be viewed on youtube. Birgitta told the Australians that writing legal code is very […]

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Pirate Parties International GA 2015 Location Decided

Pirate Parties International GA 2015 Location Decided

Although the exact dates  have yet to be settled, the board of Pirate Parties International has confirmed the decision by their members to hold the 2015 General Assembly in Warsaw, Poland. The Polish bid beat the other contenders from Iceland, Milan and Tallinn. The proposed venue is Akademia Kozminskiego and the designated room can hold up to 400 people. With a high speed internet connection […]

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