Democracy is being “re-imagined” and there are several organizations outside of parliaments trying to open up this information for the people.
With only 17 days left until their elections the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached 7.8% in their latest polling by MMR.
During the month of March the Pirate movement grew by 5,746 followers on Facebook and 4,242 followers on twitter. This brings the total amount of people following a Pirate Party on Facebook or Twitter to 700,744 people.
A regular review of some things that passed the Pirate Times by in the previous week and a preview of some events coming in the week ahead.
The European Parliament will be voting on a crucial dossier which details the conditions under which a European Political party may be registered and receive funding. Some amendments have been tabled, but the draft report risks ending up benefiting the mostly old, monolithic and not-very-united-across-borders political parties.
Are we going to be celebrating the entry of an additional Pirate MEP in the European Parliament? The answer lies in the hands of Croatian citizens and we will find out on 14 April 2013, when their first, historic EU election will be held in their country. Polls in Croatia have shown that “Piratska Stranka” (PPHR) attracts 6.4% of the voters (surpassing the limit of 5%), more than enough to elect a MEP!
Here is the second Pirate Times Quiz based on the news published in March 2013 and some Pirate Trivia.