Common Political Agenda Agreed by European Pirates in Athens
edit 12/11/13: the first common pirate programme was made in the Uppsala declaration. This is the second time a common programme is created.
- Open Access and Open Data
- Security Research and Monitoring Software
- European Data Protection Regulation With a High Level of Data Protection
- Condemnation of Movements Against Human Rights
- Public, Free, Secular and Universal Education
- Ban Indiscriminate Personal Identification in Public Spaces
- Unify Police Standard Procedures Towards More Progressive Ones
- Respect for Self-Determination and Privacy as part of International Trade Agreements
- Free Software, Libre Culture and Free Knowledge
- Promotion of the Commons
- Energy Policy
- Abolishing Daylight Saving Time
About Stathis Leivaditis
The English “pirate” is derived from the Greek word “πειρατής” (peiratēs) and this in turn from the verb “πειράομαι” (peiráomai), “I attempt”, which is a derivative of the noun “πείρα” (peîra), “experience”. Coming from the depths of the centuries, the word “pirate” took on another dimension in our days. The ruling classes saw pirates as rebels and hated them. Rebels without a state, they were not submissive to any law, except from the laws they instituted themselves, improvising together. This is the feeling of a Pirate: when something doesn’t work, you have to attempt to bring a new concept. Sometimes it goes beyond a certain point and perhaps exceeds certain limits, because it is an expression of challenge; the challenge to change the system. I’m a member of the Board (and former chairman) of Pirate Party of Greece, also a member of press team of PPGR, former journalist, now a free lancer. I'm in the team of Pirate Times from the start, I joined voluntarily and consciously because I am interested to meet pirates from around the world, to exchange views and spread the pirate spirit.