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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Expensive Election Campaign? Crazy Video: Priceless

Expensive Election Campaign? Crazy Video: Priceless

On the 19th of April Finland will hold their National Elections. To help the Finnish population make up their mind the nationalTV station ‘Yle’ created an election compass and made an interview with every candidate in the election. They interviewed 1,826 candidates where each candidate was given four minutes to explain their politics and ideas. The video clips from all candidates can be watched in […]

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Lost in translation — an Interview with Gregory Engels

Lost in translation — an Interview with Gregory Engels

The online GA for PPI is coming up and this allows members to submit motions to be voted upon. The German Pirate Party proposed “MO-1, Access to medicine” which ruffled a few feathers when it was proposed. Ed Geraghty (responding in a personal capacity), interpreted it as “to be asking [Pirate Parties International’s members] to hold quackery such as homeopathy and witch doctors in the same esteem as […]

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An Interview from Brazil featuring Lexi Alexander

An Interview from Brazil featuring Lexi Alexander

A while ago Hollywood director Lexi Alexander (@lexiAlex) shared with us her ideas about file sharing and was both stunned at the viciousness of the reaction from the film industry and the lack of interest expressed by the Pirate community. Despite this she has come out fighting and is gaining respect and her voice is being heard amongst movie makers and goers around the world. […]

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A Spanish Pirate in Argentina

A Spanish Pirate in Argentina

During a visit in Argentina a few weeks ago (the country I was born in), I took the opportunity to get to know some Pirates from Argentina. We met up in a bar in the “Abasto” zone, one of the suburban parts of Buenos Aires. The bar is a cooperative and was not chosen by chance. The Pirate Party of Argentina has decided to hold […]

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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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Pirate Party President Sven Clement on Trial

Pirate Party President Sven Clement on Trial

On Wednesday 24 September 2014, after having listened to two witnesses and giving a statement in a legal case against him, Sven Clement walked out of the courtroom feeling confident and amused. He had just plead guilty to intrusion of a protected database, but not guilty to (aggravated) theft. The combination of these charges could lead up to 10 years in prison and a 25,000 […]

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Piracy and Conferences in Istanbul: An Interview with a Turkish Pirate

Piracy and Conferences in Istanbul: An Interview with a Turkish Pirate

Earlier this year Pirate Parties International arranged it’s first conference other than the General Assemblies. The conference was called Think Twice and took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 22th – 23th February 2014. The concept of the conference was to “bridge Pirates, NGO’s and Academics”. The last Think Twice conference attracted mostly pirates but was an important meeting point for increasing international collaboration between […]

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A POST-ELECTION DISCUSSION ABOUT THE “PLUS” AND “MINUS” OF A COALITION

A POST-ELECTION DISCUSSION ABOUT THE “PLUS” AND “MINUS” OF A COALITION

Was it worth it? That’s the question we asked Spyros Chrysanthopoulos, member of the Board of PP-GR, about the coalition with Ecologists Greens for the European elections. Well actually, as everything in life, a coalition has positive and negative points which we discussed for the following post-election article. Spyros, being himself a candidate MEP, was very much involved in the election campaign and was one […]

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First Elected French Pirates | Interview With Freddy Vasseur

First Elected French Pirates | Interview With Freddy Vasseur

20 March 2014 was the date for municipal elections in France, the elections where spread over two parts where the second round took place on 30 March. The French Pirate Party supported 10 candidates during the elections. Despite only a few candidates, the Pirate Party won 2 seats in the first round. One, Freddy Vasseur was elected with a center-right list in Portes-lès-Valence (Act and […]

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