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Distributing leaflets to letterboxes is an effective and cost effective way to get the Pirate message out there. We give you a few ideas how to maximise the effectiveness of this campaign activity.
During the months of December and January the Pirate movement grew with 6.509 followers on Facebook and 6.815 followers on twitter. This brings the total amount of people following a pirate party on Facebook or twitter to 675.176 people.
Government information and services are increasingly provided online. Basically a good thing, but if these services are not provided in an accessible way, some groups of people may have a problem because they can’t take part (any more) in these processes.
A huge corruption scandal has erupted in the Spanish Government.It has important implications since it involves the Partido Popular (People’s Party, the leading political party in Spain), several Ministers and even the current Prime Minister, Mr. Mariano Rajoy.
Pirate Party Iceland’s Birgitta Jónsdóttir will travel to the USA early in April 2013, at great risk to her own liberty, to bring attention to the fact that whistle blower Bradley Manning has been held for over 1000 days without charge. The Icelandic government and her own lawyers have strongly advised her not to go
Kim Dotcom has been in the headlines ever since New Zealand police raided his mansion at the behest of the FBI on 20 January 2013. Millions of users who had innocently stored files, to which there were no copyright or intellectual property infringements, on the Megaupload servers lost all access to their data. Pirates are not the sort of people stand on one side. The Pirate Party of Catalonia have taken matters in hand and with the support of many national Pirate Parties and Pirate Parties International
It is becoming increasingly clear that one of the most effective ways to get the Pirate message across is by video. Pirat.cat Z was the most watched video of any in the recent elections in Catalonia. This was produced by talented Pirates for very little outlay.
These days Slovenia is under pressure of constant protests against corrupt politicians and government crisis which pushed everything else to the edge of media attention. Even the enactment of the Electronic Communication Act (ZEKom-1) which almost gave authorities a right to unconstitutionally snoop on Slovenian citizens.