Hipsters vs Pirates. Is there a difference?

Hipsters vs Pirates. Is there a difference?

Hipsters were born from the counter-culture. In the past decade the hipster movement has grown and has gradually moved from periphery into the mainstream of society. When punk became plastic and the hip hop lost their momentum for social change, the remaining counter-cultures merged together into a single, continuously mutating trans-atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and habits, which can be described as a hipster movement, explains Douglas Haddow.

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A weekend in Paris, the Extraordinary Assembly of the French Pirates 2012

A weekend in Paris, the Extraordinary Assembly of the French Pirates 2012

“The French Pirate party (1000 members) held a rather disciplined but very emotional internal revolution at the meeting. The ‘line of command’ was too pyramidical according to the opinions of the members. Several regions in France, far from Paris and representing a large proportion of the French Pirates, felt they were being left out of ‘the decision-making’.

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Belgium Pirates struggled entering elections

Belgium Pirates struggled entering elections

 The new and small parties in Belgium are upset. In a letter addressed to Paul Furlan, Minister of Local Government and City Policy, they complained about two procedural errors in organizing provincial and local elections that hamper the preparation thereof.   The first problem was that an application document for the provincial elections necessary to gather signatures did not yet exist. The other problem was that the official site of the ministry had two contradictory […]

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General elections in the Netherlands

General elections in the Netherlands

You may have missed it, but Holland is slowly but surely being gripped by election fever as election night creeps closer. It is still a while away though, as they’re being held on 12th of September. Yet the electioneering battle has already started, still low key, as the various parties position themselves. The Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ recently entered the political arena in a multi-party system, meaning […]

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