Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

This is a guest post by Hugi Ásgeirsson, Pirate Party Sweden/Iceland On August 11th, I’m moving back home to Reykjavík to do my part for the Icelandic Pirate Party. I feel that Iceland is poised for real change. I love my life, my job, my friends and my community in Stockholm, so this has not been an easy decision. But this opportunity is unique. People in […]

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Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Pirate Party Sweden took a decision at their general assembly to remove their 561 political standpoints and only keep the core political program (link in Swedish). The remaining politics consists of three sections: 1) Modern information technology allows for amazing opportunities 2) Strong forces want to impede progress 3) The Pirate Party’s mission and principles Each of these sections has 3-5 subsections with several paragraphs of descriptive text. Thus […]

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PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

Pirate Party Sweden (PPSE) just finished their general assembly (GA) meeting, which took place online over the past few weeks. PPSE elected their first democratically chosen leader together with a vice-leader and a party-secretary. The GA also took a large decision to remove 561 specific political standpoints and retain only their political core program. The new party leadership will step into their roles after almost […]

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Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

On Monday, 2 May 2016, a new Chairperson for the Swedish Pirate Party (PPSE) was elected. PPSE has been without a leader since the end of 2014. At the current General Assembly the members of the party decided to elect Magnus Andersson, from Gothenburg, to this position. The Swedish Pirate Party provided the seed for the Pirate Movement that later spread across the globe. The founder of the […]

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2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

On 1 January 2006 Rick Falkvinge uploaded a website that announced the formation of Piratpartiet (the Swedish Pirate Party) and thereby the Pirate Movement was born. So on 1 January 2016, the pirate party will celebrate 10 years of existence. Since then the movement has spread across the world and had success in getting Pirates into legislatures around the world. We come from many nations, […]

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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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Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

The Pirates of Brazil (PPBR) have laid claim to the title of most influential Pirate Party on social media. They recently surpassed 100,000 likes on Facebook. This is far greater than PPBRs nearest friendly Pirate rivals: Pirate Party of Sweden 81,000 Pirate Party of Germany  85,000 and for reference, the international party: Pirate Parties International  10,000 This shows there are more ways to be influential than having Pirate […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 004

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 004

The order of the pirate unicorn podcast recorded on Tuesday 12th of May following the mumble chat held on the 10th of May 2015     UK Pirate Guests As an experiment we invited some of the Pirate campaigners and candidates for the UK national elections to the chat so they could tell us about their experiences and answer questions – we sent a general […]

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PPSE Votes to Leave Pirate Parties International (PPI)

PPSE Votes to Leave Pirate Parties International (PPI)

The Pirate Party of Sweden (PPSE) has become the latest national party to leave Pirate Parties International (PPI), following a vote taken at the currently ongoing PPSE General Assembly. The Assembly approved the Board’s proposed motion to end PPSE’s observer membership by 62 votes to 8 against, with 13 blank votes. In its motion the Board stated that “[d]uring our two years as observers, we have […]

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Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Members of the Swedish Pirate Party will vote to decide whether or not to terminate the Party’s Observer Membership status within Pirate Parties International (PPI). This vote follows the termination of PPI membership by Pirate Party Australia, Pirate Party UK and, most recently, the Icelandic Pirate Party. The Belgian Pirate Party briefly suspended its membership in March, but its members ultimately voted to stay within […]

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