Last month the Ukrainian Pirate Party came under attack. How they reacted and coped can show other Pirate Parties what to do in such cases.
The so called “Six Pack” of Reforms for Europe includes a lot of points, accepted by the general assembly of the German Pirate Party. more citizen participation and rights for the European Parliament, a Marshall plan to deal with Europe’s economic crisis, energy generation that should be decentralized, access to a net-neutral internet should be guaranteed and Creative Content licenses promoted. The concept of a “Fortress Europe” and the agency FRONTEX should be abandoned.
Over the weekend of 21-23 June 2013 the Austrian Pirate Party will be holding its General Assembly in the ancient and picturesque city of Sankt Pölten found in the State of Lower Austria which itself is in the north east of the country. They are especially keen to see Pirates from other countries there as this will help impress on the minds of the Austrian voters that the Pirate Movement is an international one.
Athens teachers ballot “Pirates in Education” managed to get one out of nine seats, changing the “status quo” of the Greek Teachers Federation (DOE) and sending the first ever Pirate unionist to their body of representatives. By the time when this article was written it is not clear yet who of the three candidates (Thanasis Gounaris, Markos Papaioannou , or Electra Pagoni) would take the seat but this is the first election worldwide that sees a Pirate unionist elected to a top position running as a Pirate.
Are you a French citizen voting for 1st and 8th District outside France? Well if you are voting for the pirates there is a chance to give your support in the elections to candidates interested in more than getting a warm seat in the Assemblée Nationale.
On 18 May 2013 the new Polish Pirate Party had its first General Assembly. The party was founded last year after the previous one was dissolved by a court order in 2009, the new party was created by many of the people involved in the first one and it is considered a second incarnation of the same party.
Last weekend local elections took place in Croatia and the Pirate Party had its first success.
It’s hard work being a Pirate in Croatia. Only a month after the campaign for the EU elections, the campaign is on again in this former Yugoslav republic. This time it are the local and regional elections. The Pirate Party of Croatia (Piratska Stranka) will compete in 6 cities or towns.
On 10 – 11 May 2013, the first Democratic Organizations Congress took place in Salamanca, hosted and coordinated by USAL students who are members of the oldest University in Spain.
A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and a preview of some events coming in the week ahead. We are also trying out a new feature – a list of videos and podcasts that were published in the last week that are relevant to the World Pirate movement and are in English. See below.