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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Think Twice Three: A Conference for Online Freedom and Global Cooperation

Think Twice Three: A Conference for Online Freedom and Global Cooperation

The next Think Twice conference (TT3) will be held from March 2-4, 2018 in Jerusalem. This is a guest post by PPI – written by Keith Goldstein (PPI Treasurer).  This gathering will bring together academics, business people, non-profit and government officials, as well as activists in general who are concerned about creating a fair and free internet. The event is sponsored by Pirate Parties International, […]

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PPI turns 7 years old, accomplishments over past year

PPI turns 7 years old, accomplishments over past year

The following article was written collaboratively by board members of PPI, several of whom are also part of the Pirate Times team. While PPI and Pirate Times are distinct organizations they maintain a working collaborative relationship to support Pirate Parties around the world. The first General Assembly In 2010, during April 16th-18th, Pirate Parties International (PPI) held its first General Assembly in Brussels. Pirate Parties […]

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The General Assembly 2016 of Pirate Parties International

The General Assembly 2016 of Pirate Parties International

Since January I was busy on several levels in organizing the general assembly together with some Pirates: Jessica Zinn from Berlin (Germany), Jelena Jovanovic from Belgrade (Serbia) and former Chairman of PPI, Andrew Reitemeyer from Pongaroa (New Zealand). We were appointed from the board as the general assembly committee. I did the supervision of the preparations, setting up the event website and gathering information about […]

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Let’s take over Berlin! PPI GA, Elections and Turning 10!

Let’s take over Berlin! PPI GA, Elections and Turning 10!

If you have dreamed about an European summer tour this year might be the best possible moment for a pirate to discover Berlin and its attractions. Starting from summer, the annual meeting of Pirate Parties International will take place in Berlin, on 23rd and 24th July. Right after the conference, Berliners will have another exciting event stay tuned for: Pirates are running for the local elections. On […]

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Los piratas suizos votan a favor de la Renta Básica

Los piratas suizos votan a favor de la Renta Básica

Un muy importante referéndum tendrá lugar el próximo domingo 5 de junio en Suiza: la iniciativa legislativa popular por la Renta Básica Universal (RBU, en castellano; UBI, en inglés), apoyada por 100.000 ciudadanas y ciudadanos suizos, será presentada a los electores para su escrutinio. Es muy importante porque, en un sistema de democracia directa, como el suizo, cualquier iniciativa popular presentada y votada es vinculante para […]

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Pirates Asked to Help Internet Party in Serbian election with Selfie

Pirates Asked to Help Internet Party in Serbian election with Selfie

CALL TO PIRATES to make selfies – valid until Tuesday, 19 April 2016 The Idea: Have you ever wondered how Pirate culture can help launch a local movement into the spotlight? Now is the chance. The Internet Party is an idea from the people of  the city of Zrenjanin, Serbia. Pirate Parties International (PPI) vice chairman Patrick Schiffer and Jelena Jovanovic visited Internet Party founder, […]

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Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) and the Pirate movement as a whole, will be experiencing the first of many election tests in 2016 and the coming year 2017. The first was in Hessen last Sunday 6 March 2016. In the municipal elections in the region of Hessen, PPDE made a good start and saw 16 Pirates elected in local councils, although the turn out […]

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What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

This is an opinion article by HerNenya and Dario which reflects the author’s ideas. — On January 1st 2006, the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) was born which was followed by many other Pirate Parties around the globe. Rick Falkvinge celebrated ten years of Piratpartiet with an article in his own tribune, Infopolicy. In the article, Falkvinge describes the lessons learned during this decade and the way he believes the […]

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DiEM25: A Manifesto Close to European Pirates

DiEM25: A Manifesto Close to European Pirates

The ‘Democracy in Europe Movement 2025′ (DiEM25) was launched by its instigator Yannis Varoufakis, the former Greek Minister of Finance, on 9 February 2016 in Berlin. DiEM25, a cross European left-wing movement, attracted Pirates’ attention because of its similarities. The movements hold similar positions on democracy, citizens’ participation on decision making, transparency, decentralization and criticizing corporate lobbyists for their influence on politics in Europe. Varoufakis, in his […]

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