Polish Pirate Party started accepting membership requests
On Monday 18 of March 2013 the Polish Pirate Party (PP-PL) started accepting membership requests. This is another step in creating a new politics in Poland a reality. Pirate Parties around the world are showing that you can make politics in a different way and empower people.
“We are back for good on the Polish political scene to fight for Pirate ideas – free knowledge, right for privacy and confidentiality of correspondence, free and culture heritage and transparency of governmental decisions. We will do everything to be sure that our party will become the first one, to not just fight for power, but more to change social reality.”
Błażej Kaczorowski, the party spokesperson, wrote to us.
PP-PL declares that they are not outraged, but just disgusted with and tired of politics as it looks now. Instead of shouting they want to teach. They will not only make technological but also economic demands based on common sense and calculations.
They primarily operate in the field of education – teaching and showing that in our society there is still lack of democratic ideals and how new technologies can help create real participative mechanisms for the exercise and control of power. They co-operate with Pirate Parties around the world – last week they were visited by representatives of the Pirate Movement formed in Belarus, and in 3 months will be organizing a conference in Warsaw concerning the creation of the European Pirate Party, which will be established to coordinate next year’s elections to the European Parliament (for more information on PP-EU and the conference itself we will provide more information soon).
About Zbigniew Łukasiak
I am a 40 years old programmer from Poland. I am fascinated (and scared) by the way Internet changes our societies and I want to take a part in that. I believe the changes has only just begun and they will be deep. I have a degree in Computing Science – but I read a lot on psychology, sociology and other other related subjects. I am agnostic or even atheist but I am fascinated by Rene Girard. I am a Free and Open Source Software passionate (https://github.com/zby) and I joined Interenet Society Poland when there was a Free Software chapter, and I stayed there while ISOC Poland fighted the patent directive and retency laws in the European Parliament. I have been involved in reinstaing the Polish Pirate Party. Pollitically I am maybe close to libertarians – but I am not a dogmatic and I also believe that our new ways of communicating and working will also require new politics. I speak fluently in Polish and English and I can communicate in Russian and French and know a bit of Spanish. I joined your list mostly to look around – I am not a professional writer – but I am very interested in working on the Pirate pollitical dogma and I think this needs to be done internationally. I have three blogs: http://brudnopis.blogspot.com (general) http://perlalchemy.blogspot.com/ (programming related) http://brudnopispirata.blogspot.com (pirate related, in Polish)