PPSE Campaign Trick – Culture Bombing
One of the campaign features that the Swedish Pirate Party uses is called ‘Culture Bombing’. This is a practical way of showing the political idea that “culture is better shared”.
People gather books that they have at home for giving away. In the front of each book (first page or similar) you put a sticker with “culture should be free” (or a similar slogan) and some short information about the Pirate Party.
Set up a table in your local town square (with some Pirate flags) and the sign “free books.” People will come up and choose a book they like and then you can talk with them a bit about values and Pirate politics. This normally works better than handing out a flier for getting people to approach you. If they still don’t walk up to the table, you can hand the books out and tell them they can choose a better book at the table if they want.
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About Josef Ohlsson Collentine
I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below