On 1 March 2014 a little miracle happened in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian Pirates and communists joined with Der Wandel into a joint election platform for the European Parliament.
A bill that imposes censorship on the internet has brought great turmoil in the Turkish society. Thousands of people keep on demonstrating in the squares of the country, requesting its withdrawal and even cope with the forces of repression!
The Polish Pirate Party has decided to go to the elections for European Parliament (EP). The base for the Polish Pirates’ programme will be the Common European Elections Programme (CEEP), that is being adopted by most European Pirate parties. The pirate candidate…
This last Saturday, 8 February 2014, there was a by-election for the House of Representatives in the electorate of Griffith in Australia. The Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) managed to place fourth out of the eleven candidates with 1.5% of the votes.
The Pirate Party in Belarus (PPBY) is about a year old. This makes it possible to observe some developments and priorities in “the country of blue lakes and potato beetles” which is located in the geographical center of Europe. The…
The European Pirates are looking for a logo for their international organization. Proposals need to be submitted before the 31st of December to email@example.com
The Spanish Pirate Confederation has been was born. Last week, representatives from five different Pirate Parties in Spain (Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Catalonia and La Rioja) signed up to the official statutes of the new political grouping
In Russia “anti-piracy” laws are being introduced on 1 August 2013. These laws are direct attack on internet freedom, according to the Russian Pirate Party and they are organizing a series of actions together with allied activists with four main tactics.
The recent protests in Turkey started on 28 May 2013. The protests were sparked by the brutal eviction of a sit-in at Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park protesting at plans for the park’s demolition and replacement with a shopping mall. Korsan Partisi Hareketi (The Pirate Party of Turkey) was involved from the first days and we asked Şevket Uyanık a few questions about the situation there;
In his coming book “Swarmwise: The tactical manual to changing the world “, published serially on his website before its release in July (when it will become available to download from The Pirate Bay), Rick describes his experience of managing a swarm of people with the least possible bureaucracy and how they managed to attract, like bees, more than 225,000 voters to secure two Pirates in the European Parliament, Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engstrom.