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About Josef Ohlsson Collentine
I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). I currently live in Mexico and work as a community manager. If you would like to chat I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on skype: josef.ohlsson.collentine
About Daniel Ebbert
I’m a pirate from Germany but I live in the Netherlands to study there. I’m a member of the Pirate Party Germany since 2009 and of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands since 2012. For the Pirate Times I’m working as the editorial leader. Picture: CC-BY 3.0 Tobias M. Eckrich
About Dominic Guhl
I am the interim webmaster of PirateTimes. Born and currently residing in Berlin, Germany, I'm not only interested in transparency in politics, open data and human rights, but also in peaceful, constructive and prospering cooperation between people. I joined the PirateTimes team for the purpose of working together with pirates from all different places and to learn how to encounter people from different cultural backgrounds.
About Gefion Thuermer
I am originally a book seller and just writing my Bachelors Thesis in Cultural sciences. I come from Bremen in Germany, but live in Oxford in the United Kingdom since 2011. I am a Pirate since 2009 (in Germany) and 2012 (in the UK). In May 2010 I started to coordinate the German newsletter now known as "Flaschenpost". I was on the court of arbitration in Bavaria for a while and then got elected into the national board, where I was reponsible for the PR organisartion. Today, I am still chief-editor of the Flaschenpost and team leader for the Pirate Times. ===== Skype: GefionT // Jabber: firstname.lastname@example.org// ICQ: 82927092 // Twitter: @GefionT (German), @GefionUK (English) // PPI-Wiki: Gefion
About Andrew Reitemeyer
I am a New Zealand citizen but am currently living in Lower Saxony in Germany and a member of the Pirate Party there and active in my local chapter. I joined in April 2012 once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. By trade I am a programmer and also translate German texts into English and will mainly be active in this respect for the Pirate Times. I hope to be writing articles from time to time and will be part of the Facebook admin team. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate message around the world. Skype: frithogar
About Patrick Schiffer
I am living in Duesseldorf, Germany and I am a Member of the Pirate Party since March 2012. I’ve studied Arts & Visual Communication at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. I speak german, english, french and dutch fluently. I am interested in developing & spreading the ideas coming out of and getting into the Pirate movement worldwide. For that, I think this international newsletter is a great thing. And I’d love to work & communicate with pirates from different countries all over the world so that I would like to help and contribute by spreading news, commenting, making graphics, writing & lectorating for Pirate Times. I am active in several working groups in Germany and in co-coordinating the founding of the PP EU.
About Anouk Neeteson
Hi, I'm an active pirate since early 2012. I left politics in 1983 and the union 10 years later because I realised it was all a scam. I'm of the No future Generation. I call multi-versatile philosopher with experience as a docker, soldier, certified welder, qualified optician and coffeeshop-manager in Amsterdam, pre-retired now. I am an idealist at heart and a pragmatist in daily reality. I am active in the French Parti Pirate where I live now, and I am also active in the Dutch Piratenpartij (where I was born). Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) “Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.”
About Brad Hall
I am Brad Hall, chairman of the Florida Pirate Party and editor of the No Safe Harbor books released under the United States Pirate Party umbrella. I first became involved in the Pirate Party under the guise of wanting to write about it, then somehow became one of the top people in the US movement. I have been involved in Pirate Poitics since mid-2009 when I tried to become an embedded journalist with the US Pirate Party. Somehow I ended up as one of the top members of the organization and now run the Florida Pirate Party, one of only two officially recognized Pirate Parties in the United States.
About Felicitas Steinhoff
I recently moved back to Germany, after having lived in Santa Fe (BA St. John’s College), Morocco (MA in International Relations Al Akhawayn University) and Boston. In Boston, I worked with Grassroots Camapaigns to raise awareness and funds for organizations such as the ACLU, Oxfam and Planned Parenthood. While in Boston, Dewey Square was occupied and I attended a meeting of the Pirate Party MA, which very much shaped my current outlook on participatory democracy and transparent politics. Now, back in Germany in the picturesque town of Hildesheim, I’m the assistant secretary of the Pirate Party Fraction in our city council, do some translation work and tutoring in English, German and Latin.
About Jan Meyer
I'm a German Pirate and member of the Pirate Party of Germany since mid-2011. A former exchange student to the United States of America, I am fascinated by American and world politics and a strong supporter of civil rights in the 21st century, including privacy and freedom of information. I am currently a student studying public administration.
About Justus Römeth
I am a pirate from Hanover, Germany, interested in international networking. I think that Pirate Times is one important step to be able to better spread information on the Pirate Parties around internationally, and I hope I can contribute to that as an author and by trying to connect people interested in these topics. I will also manage the Facebook account together with Andrew. As far as my background is concerned, I have lived in Athol, MA, for half a year during high school, did my BA at the universities of Amsterdam and Prague, and am finishing my MA degree in Euroculture at the universities of Cracow and Göttingen. I am also active with the Young Pirates of Hanover, Pirates without Borders, and the Europa Pirate Thinktank Hanover. I have been a member of Pirate Party Germany since 2009.
About Loïc Grobol
I am a pirate since late 2011, a member of the French Parti Pirate. Student in Mathematics and Linguistics, I spend a large part of my spare time campaigning for a Federal EU and advocating for free software and freedom in general. I am active in the translation team at Pirate Parties International and in the work groups for the Pirate Party EU. Skype: loic.grobol
About Matic Urbanija
Sinologist, pirate and sound freak. I'm PhD student at Department of Asian and African studies, University of Ljubljana (http://uni-aas.si/ ) and International Coordination Team member, Pirate Party of Slovenia (http://piratskastranka.si/ ). As for noisy sounds, I'm member (currently on hiatus) of Theremidi Orchestra (http://wiki.ljudmila.org/Theremidi_Orchestra ).
About Paul Wardenga
I am a political science grad student at the University of Cologne with my interest focused on issues of European integration and EU politics. I’m trying to channel my activities within the Pirates accordingly, hence topics related to these issues will make up a large part of my work for the Pirate Times as well.
About Stathis Leivaditis
The English “pirate” is derived from the Greek word “πειρατής” (peiratēs) and this in turn from the verb “πειράομαι” (peiráomai), “I attempt”, which is a derivative of the noun “πείρα” (peîra), “experience”. Coming from the depths of the centuries, the word “pirate” took on another dimension in our days. The ruling classes saw pirates as rebels and hated them. Rebels without a state, they were not submissive to any law, except from the laws they instituted themselves, improvising together. This is the feeling of a Pirate: when something doesn’t work, you have to attempt to bring a new concept. Sometimes it goes beyond a certain point and perhaps exceeds certain limits, because it is an expression of challenge; the challenge to change the system. I’m a member of the Board (and former chairman) of Pirate Party of Greece, also a member of press team of PPGR, former journalist, now a free lancer. I'm in the team of Pirate Times from the start, I joined voluntarily and consciously because I am interested to meet pirates from around the world, to exchange views and spread the pirate spirit.
About Fabián Plaza Miranda
I'm a Spanish Lawyer, writer and Pirate. As a Lawyer, I'm specialized in International Law and Spanish Internet Law. I'm a fighter for human rights and believe in peaceful conflict resolution. I speak fluent Spanish, Catalan, English, French and a quite decent Italian. As a writer, I was finalist of Andromeda (2008) and Minotauro (2010) Awards, with works centered on political science-fiction. I've published several books, short stories and opinion pieces. As a Pirate, I'm a member of the Spanish Pirate Confederation. I normally work -and have been an electoral candidate- for the Galician Pirate Party (Galicia is the beautiful Celtic land in Northwestern Spain), but I've also been appointed as a candidate for the Catalan Pirate Party. In short, I'd love to see the pirate network expand more and more.
About Zbigniew Łukasiak
I am a 39 years old programmer from Poland. I fascinated (and scared) by the way Internet changes our societies and I want to take a part in that. I believe the changes has only just begun and they will be deep. I have a degree in Computing Science – but I read a lot on psychology, sociology and other other related subjects. I am agnostic or even atheist but I am fascinated by Rene Girard. I am a Free and Open Source Software passionate (https://github.com/zby) and I joined Interenet Society Poland when there was a Free Software chapter, and I stayed there while ISOC Poland fighted the patent directive and retency laws in the European Parliament. I have been involved in reinstaing the Polish Pirate Party but currently I am a bit dissapointed by our local movement that managed to split into two warrying fractions in a very childish way. Pollitically I am maybe close to libertarians – but I am not a dogmatic and I also believe that our new ways of communicating and working will also require new politics. I speak fluently in Polish and English and I can communicate in Russian and French and know a bit of Spanish. I joined your list mostly to look around – I am not a professional writer – but I am very interested in working on the Pirate pollitical dogma and I think this needs to be done internationally. I have three blogs: http://brudnopis.blogspot.com (general) http://perlalchemy.blogspot.com/ (programming related) http://brudnopispirata.blogspot.com (pirate related, in Polish)