Organising a Regular Meeting

Organising a Regular Meeting

One of the reasons for Germany’s Pirate success is the use of a type of local meeting called a Stammtisch (a table in a bar for regulars). If there are enough Pirates in your local geographical area, who would enjoy meeting up on a regular basis, then you can think about setting up a Stammtisch.

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Running an Information Stand

Running an Information Stand

An information stand can be a very effective way to let people know that the Pirate Party exists and is active in their area. It can also be a way to recruit new members to the party, get signatures for a petition or promote a candidate for an election.

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Who Votes For Pirates?

Who Votes For Pirates?

German study on voting behaviour gives insights on Pirates’ target demographic Who is likely to vote Pirate? Previously, there have been mostly educated guesses about the target demographic of the Pirates, tending to name young technology affiniados. A recent representative study, carried out by Prof. Elmar Brähler and Dr. Oliver Decker from the University of Leipzig [1], examined all political parties, including for the first […]

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Lower Saxony Pirates in a Turbulent Sea

Lower Saxony Pirates in a Turbulent Sea

It took the Pirates of Lower Saxony in Germany three meetings and a lot of pain and anguish to select a list of candidates for their elections to the state parliament, Landtag, due in January 2013. A combination of factors led to a long torturous process to accomplish what most political parties can accomplish in a few hours. See Pirate Times article. Dr. Meinhart Ramaswamy […]

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How Sweden Found an Effective Way of Broadening their Politics

How Sweden Found an Effective Way of Broadening their Politics

In less than two years the Swedish Pirate Party has grown from a single-issue movement to an all-encompassing party with a growing political platform. All of this was achieved through a democratic process of crowdsourcing, mostly thanks to the party’s new official “broadening blog”. The Swedish Pirate Party started out in 2006 as a single-issue political party, focusing on only a handful of issues concerning […]

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