Pirates: Discovering the Planet – A Collective Project
Out of the turbulent political situation in Turkey comes an international project that is for and by Pirates. We can react to the governments of the world, as they increase surveillance and censorship on the world’s people, but we can also be proactive and take the future in our own hands. Pirates: Discovering the Planet is just such an action. Pirates from around the world are being asked to write a book.
The project requires two types of support. Writers who are willing to write a chapter in this book and national parties to endorse it. So you can pick a topic from the huge number of hashtags and ask your national party to led its support.
Arif Yıldırım is the editor of this book in the making. He is a head of the department of journalism in Gaziantep University at the Syrian border of Turkey. He has a PhD from Marmara University and you can learn more about him and the project at the project website. Not only will Arif be editing the book, he will be travelling to various contributors and interviewing them to add an extra level of personal interest to the project.
Featured image: CC BY-SA Arif Yıldırım
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