A Just Future Starts at the Local Level

A Just Future Starts at the Local Level

Jelle de Graaf is the first elected official for the Pirate Party in the Netherlands, in the borough of Amsterdam West. The Pirate Party Amsterdam recently elected him as their political leader for the municipal elections in march 2018. Earlier this month he visited the Fearless Cities Conference at the municipalism movement in Barcelona. — Cities are gaining power. When national governments fall short local […]

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Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

The Pirate Party Netherlands (PPNL) elected its top candidate for the national elections that will be held next year (15th of March, 2017). The election for top spot in the coming national elections took place last Sunday, during a general assembly organized specifically for this purpose. Six candidates competed for the top spot in the list: Janmaarten Batstra, Rico Brouwer, Matthijs Pontier, Dirk Poot, Bob Sikkema […]

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Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

Three Pirates Speak On the Dutch Referendum

This is a guest post from Rico Brouwer, Pirate Party Netherlands   On April 6th 2016 there will be a Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Me and a few Dutch Pirates created an English (and Dutch) website called dutchvote.eu about everything related to this referendum. The website gives campaign information without being biased toward a particular vote. The Pirate Party Netherlands took […]

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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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PPNL Increases After Regional Election in North-Holland

PPNL Increases After Regional Election in North-Holland

The Piratenpartij Noord-Holland participated in the Provincial State elections in North-Holland held on 28 March 2015. The Provincial State is almost an invisible administrative level in the Netherlands. Not many people know what these elections are about. Luckily, regional media published a handy guide about the seven tasks of the Provincial State: Sustainable spatial development  Environment Rural areas Regional transport Regional economy Cultural infrastructure Ensuring […]

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Dutch Pirate Party attacked in hacking incident

Dutch Pirate Party attacked in hacking incident

During the General Assembly of the Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ (PPNL), hackers penetrated the security of the party’s infrastructure. Some of the databases that were affected were the member administration system and the webmail. It is still not clear whether the intruders copied any data, changed files or compromised the party’s infrastructure in some other way. In response to the discussion amongst members in PPNL, about whether the person responsible […]

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Pirate Party in the Netherlands General Assembly

Pirate Party in the Netherlands General Assembly

On Sunday, 6 July 2014, a General Assembly (GA) of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands was held in the city of  Utrecht. The turnout was around 55 persons at the meeting. On the agenda for the GA was the election of new board members, as the current administration was becoming too small, and there were several motions on the program, left from their previous GA which was dominated by the […]

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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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[Live-blog] European Election For Netherlands and UK

[Live-blog] European Election For Netherlands and UK

Today the European Parliament Elections have started in the Netherlands and the UK. We are reporting live and expect preliminary results later tonight. The final results will be presented when they are counted on the 25th for all the countries. You can find more information about the 15 countries competing for the EU elections over the next few days: http://piratetimes.net/eu14/       Featured image: CC-BY-NC-ND, […]

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In memory of Ronnie Popkema

In memory of Ronnie Popkema

Today Pirate Times learned the sad news that one of the faces of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands, Ronnie Popkema, suddenly passed away last Friday night. Ronnie was the top candidate in the city of Zwolle during the last local elections on March 19th. Pirate Times published an interview with him during those elections. Ronnie lived to the age of 41. He was a […]

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