This is a summary of the Pirate Movement as it was at the end of 2012. Latest count on Pirate Parties in the world during 2012 = 63 Pirate Parties (registered 22, active 24, low activity 14, conflicting parties 3).
The Pirates in Israel did not reach the hoped for 2% hurdle that would bring them a place in the 120 seat Knesset but with, at the time of writing, 2,408 votes and so 0.07% of the votes they have a respectable result for a party of about 300 members.
Hundreds of Lower Saxony Pirates gathered in Hanover to watch the results come in. Their share of the vote rose to 2.1% but not enough to pass the 5% hurdle that guarantees parliamentary seats.
Pirate Party Australia announced today, 21 January 2012 that its application for registration as a federal political party passed all tests and is now on the register of political parties.
Saturday is the last day of campaigning for the Lower Saxon Pirates before the state parliament (Landtag) elections on Sunday 20.01.2013 . The Pirate Party of Lower Saxony (Piratenpartei Niedersachsen) is accompanying its controversial posters with a lot of street campaigning.
In December we had 47 things flattred by 15 unique users. In total we were flattred 103 times this month and received Euro 21.12 in support for our work. Our total current account balance is 96.88 Euros and we’re discussing how to invest the money.
As a result of an election spot used by the Czech Pirate Party the party found themself confronted with a preliminary injunction to take this spot down. While they are waiting for the court ruling they started a campaign against LEGO.
The Russian Ministry of Justice had refused to register PPRU again. Because “using in the name the word “pirate” that allegedly does not conform to the party’s goals and objectives “. The Russian Pirates see this decision as being politically motivated and a delaying tactic as the legal justification is riddled with errors and inconsistencies.