Pirate Party of Austria – The First Ten Years

Pirate Party of Austria – The First Ten Years

This is a guest post by Sylvester Heller Editors note: The author has been excluded from the Pirate Party Austria. This article reflects solely his opinion and not that of PPAT Austrian pirates were not the first to establish their political party, of course, but they were one of the first to follow Rick Falkvinge’s example. Today, Austrian pirates celebrate their tenth anniversary – a welcome […]

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Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

Austrian Pirates Advertise on Youporn

On Sunday 27 September 2015 the Austrian pirates (PPAT) have a local election in the region of Upper Austria. One of their focuses for their election campaign is the question of the right to privacy. They launched a campaign site for privacy and decided to put an advertisement on various porn sites to reach people with their message. The advertisement banner says “Johanna wants to […]

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The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

This past weekend the PPEU meeting took place in Brussels. This was the first ordinary Council Meeting (General Assembly) of the organization and the main topic was the election of the new board. The founding conference for the European Pirates happened in March last year, where the first chair of the Pirate Party Europe was elected. One of the first agenda items for the Council […]

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All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of  840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]

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Austrian Pirates in Coalition With Communists and Der Wandel

Austrian Pirates in Coalition With Communists and Der Wandel

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.

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Elections in Austria: 0.8% in Their First National Election

Elections in Austria: 0.8% in Their First National Election

Last Sunday national elections were held in Austria. The Pirates managed to get 36 265 votes placing them at 0.8% of the total votes. This seems to be a fairly normal result for a Pirate Party in their first national elections.

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Pirates Rally to Support Whistle-blower Edward Snowden

Pirates Rally to Support Whistle-blower Edward Snowden

In a video interview Edward simply stated that he did not want to live in a world where everything he does or says is recorded. US foes, allies and even its own citizens are now the victims of an espionage network that spans the globe and from whom no one is safe.

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Austria Invites International Pirates to their General Assembly

Austria Invites International Pirates to their General Assembly

Over the weekend of 21-23 June 2013 the Austrian Pirate Party will be holding its General Assembly in the ancient and picturesque city of Sankt Pölten found in the State of Lower Austria which itself is in the north east of the country. They are especially keen to see Pirates from other countries there as this will help impress on the minds of the Austrian voters that the Pirate Movement is an international one.

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Austrian Pirates Electoral Success in Graz

Austrian Pirates Electoral Success in Graz

Another electoral success for the Pirates, this time in Austria. In the local elections for the City of Graz , the second largest citiy in Austria PP-AT added another politician to the growing army of elected Pirates world wide. On 25.November 2012, with 2.7% of the vote the party entered the town hall for the first time with one seat. “We have arrived and we will stay”, said Philip Pacanda, the leading candidate for the Graz Pirates.

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Austrian General Convention Made Clear Ship For Upcoming Elections

Austrian General Convention Made Clear Ship For Upcoming Elections

In Austria, the General Convention of Pirates, prepared the Party for the upcoming National Council elections in autumn 2013. It emphasised that both Germany and Austria could be electing their parliaments in the same season and where the success and fate of one Pirate Party could influence the results for the other through time-near publicity.

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