Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with an overseas Pirate The Icelandic Pirate Party has reached over 30% in the current polls. We spoke to Simon, a Pirate who lives and studies in Iceland, to throw some light on the background to the Icelandic success-story. Editor: Hello Simon, you are the ‘overseas Pirate’ who is currently studying in Iceland. Simon: Góðan daginn. Yes, that’s right. I lived for ten years in […]

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Protesting Parliament Bills in Iceland is Easy

Protesting Parliament Bills in Iceland is Easy

‘Öryggisventill’ is the Icelandic word for a safety valve. You might think that a safety valve in Iceland has something to do with tourists trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajökull” or geothermal steam. In this case it is related to the second of those two options. With this safety valve the voters will be able “to let off a bit of steam” and also let their politicians know about it. […]

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Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

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Icelandic Pirates Prepared to do Well in Municipal Elections

Icelandic Pirates Prepared to do Well in Municipal Elections

The Pirate Party of Iceland saw three Pirates entering the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament) just over a year ago. Now  they are ready to see more Pirates taking seats in regional assemblies. Voting will take place on 31st of May 2014. Over the last year PPIS has seen its polling numbers more than double to over 11% nationally (they got elected with 5.1% of the vote). […]

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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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Iceland Report #4 : History Made by a Hair’s Breadth

Iceland Report #4 : History Made by a Hair’s Breadth

On Saturday 27 April 2013 Pirate history was made and three members of a national Pirate Party were elected to be representatives in their national parliament. Iceland is the first country to have Pirates having a say in the running of their country.

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