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This is the first of a new feature in the Pirate Times.  A regular review of the what the Pirate Times brought you in the previous week from Monday to Sunday plus some things we did not cover and a look at events in the week ahead.


The week in review 11- 17 February 2013

February 11

How to Make a school tour with pirate politics

Bringing the Pirate Message to the next generation in schools. Students are open to our brand of politics. We show you how to go about it.

February 13
We celebrated our 6 month’s birthday

We took a look at what we have achieved since our founding, where we are now and where we want to be after the next half year.

February 14

Flattr Appreciation during January

How much you donated to us in January and some ideas on how we can use the money improve our service to you.

February 16

Looking forward to International Privacy Day 23rd February 2013

What is it?  What can I do?  Where can I join an action? What is a paper storm? Read and find out

February 17
The EU  intends to privatise “the Basis of all Life”.

For some of our readers this might seem a bit strange but Europeans have been used to holding essential resources as a common good and not being sold off to  the highest bidder.


Some other events that we have noted in the last week

The Czech Pirate Party is taking President Vaclav Klaus to court over the keeping of information about his New Year amnesty secret. Never let it be said that Pirates are afraid of people in high office.

300,000 US citizens send a petition to Congress against the reintroduced CISPA act. And we thought we had seen the last of it. We must be vigilant – the politicians might be asleep but the spooks never rest in their attempts to invade our privacy.

Wikileaks and the Pirate Party of Australia look set to contest the same senate seat in this year’s elections. Australia’s preferential election system means they both can cooperate.
It is an expensive business in Australia to field a senate candidate
You can donate to the PPAU effort on their site
You can support Wikileaks as well

Swedish Pirate Party MEP, Christian Engström talks about child safety online.

The Pirate Bay announced it is ‘planning’ to sue CIAPC an anti-piracy group in Finland


Some events  that should be interesting for Pirates in the coming week

The Pirate Party of Switzerland will be holding its Winter Congress 22.-24. February in Aarau
Keynote speakers will be Richard Stallman, Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Gerd Leonhard

The Italian elections will be held on 24–25 February 2013 but the Pirates are not running as they have not had time to organise. However, they will support another candidate. The journalistwriter,and psychologist Arturo di Corinto who has some very Pirate oriented policies.


Featured image: by ohskylab BY-NC-SA

Andrew Reitemeyer

About Andrew Reitemeyer

I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar