PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

Although Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) finally ranked third in the number of votes, it gained much more publicity than any other party. PPIS has a possibility to be part of the next government, it can be considered the largest winner of these elections. After the recent failure of Berlin Pirates in September (they lost 15 seats in the parliament of Berlin) the tripling of the […]

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Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Aunque el Partido Pirata de Islandia (PPIS) finalmente ocupó el tercer lugar en número de votos, ganó mucha más publicidad que cualquier otro partido. PPIS tiene la posibilidad de ser parte del próximo gobierno y se lo puede considerar el mayor ganador de estas elecciones. Tras el reciente fracaso de los Piratas de Berlín en septiembre (perdió 15 escaños en el Parlamento de Berlín), la […]

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Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

On Saturday, in the shade of the American presidential elections that dominates the daily global news, some more important elections are going to be held. They will take place in the land of ice and snow, the most northern country of Europe, Iceland. This election is important because in Iceland we don’t have the usual “pretenders” to the power, but a pair that symbolizes the […]

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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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A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) is the first pirate party ever to elect MPs in a national parliament. The founder of the pirate movement, Rick Falkvinge, was absolutely overwhelmed for being present at their latest General Assembly. In his short speech to the pirates, he mentioned the big historical moments of the pirate parties (from Sweden to Germany and now to Iceland) and Rick was warmly applauded when saying: “You are about to […]

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The Swarm 2.0 – A Simplified Tactical Change to the World

The Swarm 2.0 – A Simplified Tactical Change to the World

Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the first Pirate Party, wrote a book called Swarmwise that is filled with advice on how to start a movement and succeed in growing it. His book was a way for him to give a clear road-map of his experiences to follow when growing a movement. When asked about the most common mistakes that Pirate Parties do Rick Falkvinge answered: “Overdoing rules, regulations, and […]

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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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Pirates Away From Keyboard

Pirates Away From Keyboard

This is an opinion article by Leonardo which reflects the author’s ideas. — On 9 March 2016, here in the Pirate Times, we read the Spanish answer to Falkvinge’s analysis of Pirate Party’s first decade. The judgment on Falkvinge is quite harsh: according to the authors, “he lives in a bubble” and “seems to believe the world circles around Sweden”. But, above all, he has been accused of […]

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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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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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