Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties from around the world are uniting in condemning censorship by the Spanish government. Pirate Parties worldwide support Catalan Pirates against censorship We, the Pirate Parties and NGOs of the Pirate movement around the world, express our solidarity with the Catalan Pirates whose websites about the Referendum of Self Determination campaign and the use of Tor are currently being censored by the Spanish authorities. […]

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Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Direct democracy, citizen participation, and the right to self-determination are three of the most important tenets of Pirate Parties International. In a recent letter, to all fellow members of Pirate Parties International, the Pirates of Catalonia have requested public declarations of support for the referendum on Catalan independence. At Present time there is no referendum scheduled partly because Spain’s national government has refused to allow […]

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Transparencia pirata en Lleida (PPCAT)

Transparencia pirata en Lleida (PPCAT)

Desde el año pasado, Pirates de Catalunya y la Confederación Pirata tienen un pirata en el Ayuntamiento de Lleida. Lleida es la capital de una de las cuatro provincias catalana. Durante las últimas elecciones, Pirates de Catalunya participó en muchas ciudades en colaboración con otros partidos o grupos de vecinas. En Lleida, el PPCAT participó junto a otros partidos en la coalición Comú de Lleida. […]

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How a Pirate Councillor Improves Transparency in Lleida

How a Pirate Councillor Improves Transparency in Lleida

Since last year, Pirates de Catalunya and Confederación Pirata have a pirate in Lleida council. Lleida is the capital city in one the four Catalonian provinces. The pirate Councillor works actively to improve transparency in the city council. During the last city elections, Pirates de Catalunya participated in several cities in collaboration with other parties or citizen groups. In Lleida, PPCAT participated with other parties in a […]

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Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Since last year’s local elections in Catalonia, when Ada Colau was elected as Mayor in Barcelona, the relations between the left wing party of “Podemos” and the Pirate Party in Catalonia, have remained tense. This comes as a conclusion from the joint interview that three Spanish Pirates gave to Pirate Times: Josep Jover, speaking on behalf of PPCAT with Podemos, Pau Taxonera, from PPCAT with regional […]

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Results of Catalonian Election

Results of Catalonian Election

On September 27th there were elections in Catalonia. Pirates de Catalunya were only able to participate in the province of Girona and had no presence in the other three provinces. PPCAT had a difficult time collecting signatures (a requirement to participate in the elections) from the citizens. Mainly because of the period falling during summer holidays, when a lot of people were outside of their cities. Another reason that affected was […]

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Resultados de las elecciones catalanas

Resultados de las elecciones catalanas

El pasado 27 de septiembre tuvieron lugar las elecciones en Catalunya. Pirates de Catalunya solo participó en una de las 4 provincias catalanas: Girona. PPCAT se encontró con varias piedras en el camino durante la recogida de avalees para poder presentarse. El intenso calor del pasado verano (la recogida fue durante el mes de agosto), con mucha gente fuera de sus ciudades por las vacaciones […]

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Pirata catalán perseguido por participar en una Huelga General

Pirata catalán perseguido por participar en una Huelga General

El 14 de noviembre de 2012 hubo una huelga general en el Estado español. Otros países europeos también estuvieron ese día en huelga bajo la convocatoria de la huega europea anti-austercidio. En España, la manifestación contra la Troika, la reforma de la Ley Laboral y los recortes en los servicios públicos y las pensiones. La manifestación es recordada como una de las más violentas desde […]

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Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

On 14 November 2012 there was a big strike and demonstration in Spain. Other European countries were having similar strikes since this was Europe’s day of anti-austerity strike. In Spain, the demonstration was about the Troika, the labor law reform and the pay cuts in public services’ (and retirement cuts). The demonstration associated with the Spanish strike is remembered as violent (police/government against people). The strike caused more than […]

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Pirates to Decide Everything – Elections in Catalonia 27/9

Pirates to Decide Everything – Elections in Catalonia 27/9

In the last few years, Catalonia has had an economic crisis whilst the government has been corrupt. The public health system has been partly privatized, there are mortgage problems in many families  and the unemployment is around 20%. For these, and other reasons, citizens and members of grassroots movement have created three initiatives to strengthen the rights that are lost to neo-liberalism. In this context, with a […]

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