PPI Agrees to Support the Snowden Treaty

PPI Agrees to Support the Snowden Treaty

At the Pirate Parties International board meeting, board member Henrique Peer announced he had been approached by David Miranda, who asked the organisation to participate in the Snowden Treaty project. Miranda is the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, a long-time critic of NSA warrantless spying operations and the global war on terror, spanning two US presidential administrations. Greenwald broke the story of ongoing US and UK […]

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El PPI acuerda el apoyo al Tratado Snowden

El PPI acuerda el apoyo al Tratado Snowden

Durante la reunión de la Junta del PPI, Henrique Peer anunció que había sido contactado por David Miranda, el socio del periodista Glenn Greenwald, pidiendo a la organización que participara en el proyecto del Tratado Snowden. El Tratado Snowden está dirigido a todas las naciones del mundo y requerirá a los firmantes respetar la privacidad de los ciudadanos, consagrado en el artículo 12 de la […]

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Surveillance Hangs Heavy Over Vienna

Surveillance Hangs Heavy Over Vienna

This article is a guest post from Rodney Yancey, who translated an article originally from Telepolis. Privacy groups in Austria are gearing up. Austria is a small country in the EU, but privacy concerns are as pressing here as everywhere else. It has been a while since citizens failed to prevent the Austrian government from enacting data retention, albeit not for lack of trying. The ensuing media circus yielded the country’s most popular […]

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German Journalists Charged With Treason For Post-Snowden Documents

German Journalists Charged With Treason For Post-Snowden Documents

The last time journalists were charged for treason in Germany was the Spiegel affair in 1962. Yesterday the German news site netzpolitik.org (well known and respected for their work reporting on “net-politics”) received a letter from the Federal Attorney General of Germany about investigations of treason. The investigation concerns two of their reporters, Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister, whom are both accused together with an […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 008

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 008

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 7 June 2015 and recorded on 9 June.   Out of four invited Icelanders two where able to to make it – this was done with the knowledge that due to locality, connections might be difficult. The situation is that the Pirate Party of Iceland has been doing very well in the […]

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Why Pirates should be concerned about TTIP

Why Pirates should be concerned about TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) bothers us on the methodological plane and on the content plane. On 11 October 2014, a large number of organizations cooperated with European Pirates in actions across many countries against the TTIP TTIP Methodology We recognize that while more information has apparently  been made available, when compared to previous similar negotiations,  it is still largely insufficient. This methodology collides […]

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New Zealand’s Election Results

New Zealand’s Election Results

For many in New Zealand and overseas the Internet Party was the “stand-in” for the ailing Pirate Party of New Zealand. It shared many policies with the international Pirate Movement in the areas of human rights, whistle-blower protection, net politics, copyright reform, privacy, transparency, surveillance and others. Early in the campaign, with its alliance partner Mana, they were polling well at 3–4% and were expected […]

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EuroDIG – dialogues on decisions made elsewhere?

EuroDIG – dialogues on decisions made elsewhere?

A Guest Post by Amelia Andersdotter EuroDIG is as always a vibrant place with many different nationalities coming together to discuss important topics for the future of internet governance. Unfortunately, many of the discussions coming up are displaced: the accountability and responsibility for deciding on important stakes for the internet community is just not present. EuroDIG 2014 was organised in Germany. This means a slight […]

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The Day We Fight Back

The Day We Fight Back

Today, 11 February 2014, marks The Day We Fight Back, on a date chosen to coincide with the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s death and the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout which he helped organise.  Groups including the EFF, Mozilla, BoingBoing and Reddit will hold a worldwide day of activism against the mass surveillance perpetrated by governmental organisations such as the US’ NSA and the […]

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Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Representatives in the EU parliament from the Pirate Party of Sweden (Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engström) as well as parliamentarians from the Pirate Party of Iceland (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson and Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) have conjointly nominated the American whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 900.000 Euro endowed Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually since 1901 on December […]

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