No Bright Future: A Cautionary Tale

No Bright Future: A Cautionary Tale

This is a guest post by Hugi Asgeirsson, updated from this original publication. This is a tale of the rise and fall of a progressive political party. It’s a story of optimism turned sour and of promises broken. It’s a cautionary tale of the emptiness of value-based politics. At the end, I will congratulate the Pirate movement for doing things differently, but also offer some […]

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Andrew McCallum: A New View on the Pirate Movement [Pirate Visions]

Andrew McCallum: A New View on the Pirate Movement [Pirate Visions]

This pirate vision comes from a new set of eyes, someone who recently became a pirate because of the visions we have. Andrew McCallum is a poet with a PhD in philosophy, in his own words “I’m a fat, middle-aged thinker and a writer with a dicky ticker, who still dwells existentially in a largely analogue world. “ These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate […]

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The Power of Ideas – To Replace the Idea of Power [Pirate Visions]

The Power of Ideas – To Replace the Idea of Power [Pirate Visions]

Pirates have to work in the political environment to order to change it and we must be mindful to exercise that change with ourselves . Matthijs Pontier is a scientist and a PPNL candidate for the European Parliament. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities […]

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Jelle de Graaf: A Local Perspective On The International Party [Pirate Visions]

Jelle de Graaf: A Local Perspective On The International Party [Pirate Visions]

A look at how the international movement should be structured. Jelle de Graaf is a political scientist and city councilor in Amsterdam. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their party or organisation. We hope you would like to join us in discussing the future […]

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Antonios Motakis: Using the Right Hat [Pirate Visions]

Antonios Motakis: Using the Right Hat [Pirate Visions]

Tony is an expatriot Greek Pirate who has been active in the Greek and European Pirate Parties. Tony describe how the Pirate Movement is a multi faceted organisation with swarm-like qualities, this means that action can range from a few to the many and still be effective. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to […]

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Josef Ohlsson Collentine: Pirates Mean Progress [Pirate Visions]

Josef Ohlsson Collentine: Pirates Mean Progress [Pirate Visions]

Josef Ohlsson Collentine is a dual citizen (American/Swede), the organizational leader of Pirate Times and board member of the swedish Pirate Party. He is restless in working for the pirate movement and from a global perspective he describes his broad vision and goals for the pirate movement. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as […]

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Andrew Reitemeyer: The Pirates — a Multifaceted Political Experiment [Pirate Visions]

Andrew Reitemeyer: The Pirates — a Multifaceted Political Experiment [Pirate Visions]

The Pirates are one of the latest incarnations of a movement rooted in history but dealing with modern and future situations. Andrew Reitemeyer is an editor at Pirate Times and Chair of the Pirate Party of New Zealand. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities […]

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Rolando Benjamin Vaz Ferreira: 1st January 2016, The Pirate Re-Birthday [Pirate Visions]

Rolando Benjamin Vaz Ferreira: 1st January 2016, The Pirate Re-Birthday [Pirate Visions]

During the last EU elections the Pirate Party of Slovenia chose to have only one candidate in order to focus all attention on him. Today this candidate, Benjamin, tells us about how he felt proud over the past international pirate movement but how it has gone astray and needs a fresh start. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent […]

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Andrew Norton: PPI Became a Pirate Chimera [Pirate Visions]

Andrew Norton: PPI Became a Pirate Chimera [Pirate Visions]

Being one of the founders of Pirate Parties International, Andrew Norton looks back on how it all started, before gazing ahead on what is to come. He reflects on his initial efforts with PPI and wishes for a future similar to that. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and […]

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Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge invites everyone on board to keep an eye on the horizon as politicians, while reminding us of what the pirate movement was started for. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their party or organisation. We hope you would like […]

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