Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

How to help Icelandic Pirates is a rather difficult question to answer. With only three MPs the party does not get much funding from the state. They still need to rely mainly on their members and supporters to fund them. We, in the international pirate community, can’t send money (nor any form of material assistance) as that is forbidden by law for political parties. Is […]

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Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Cómo podemos ayudar al Partido Pirata de Islandia, es una pregunta difícil de responder. Con solo 3 representantes en el Congreso no tienen suficientes fondos del Estado. Ellos dependen principalmente del dinero de sus miembros y de quienes los apoyan. Nosotros, en la comunidad pirata internacional, no podemos enviarles dinero (ni ningún tipo de ayuda material) porque está prohibido por la Ley de Partidos islandesa. […]

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Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

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Icelandic Pirates Prepared to do Well in Municipal Elections

Icelandic Pirates Prepared to do Well in Municipal Elections

The Pirate Party of Iceland saw three Pirates entering the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament) just over a year ago. Now  they are ready to see more Pirates taking seats in regional assemblies. Voting will take place on 31st of May 2014. Over the last year PPIS has seen its polling numbers more than double to over 11% nationally (they got elected with 5.1% of the vote). […]

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Solving Democracy Through Technology: Introducing Wasa2il

Solving Democracy Through Technology: Introducing Wasa2il

Pirates have been designing policies and software that have the aim of bringing citizen participation into politics using technology and the internet as a platform. Many Pirate Parties are implementing liquid feedback systems internally such as PPDE which uses it as a sort of running straw-poll of membership opinion or PPIT which scrapped its boar in favour of letting its membership make decisions via liquid feedback. Liquid feedback is not without its critics and there are plenty of Pirate Programmers out there working on developing improved models.

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