Chelsea Manning’s First Birthday in Prison

Chelsea Manning’s First Birthday in Prison

Today, 17 December 2013, Chelsea Manning is spending her birthday in prison, the first of a remaining thirty-five. In August this year, after three years of incarceration, she was sentenced to a prison sentence for 22 different charges, including aiding the enemy. Chelsea Manning won her fair share of unwanted fame in May 2010, when she was betrayed by confidant Adrian Lamo and arrested for […]

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Politicians Use Copyright to Silence Media

Politicians Use Copyright to Silence Media

Swedish politician Kent Ekeroth, of the nationalist Sweden Democrats, is now using copyright as a means of silencing a critical newspaper.

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Smaller Asteroids a Bigger Threat Than Presumed

Smaller Asteroids a Bigger Threat Than Presumed

This is an editorial piece that mainly reflects the views of the author. — In February 2013 an asteroid exploded over the Russian city ‘Chelyabinsk’, and showed another case of the potential threat of astronomical objects – an area covered by some but certainly not all Pirate Parties. Many videos over the Internet showed how the twenty meter wide rock went crashing through Earth’s atmosphere. […]

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Swedish Pirates Present List for European Elections

Swedish Pirates Present List for European Elections

The Swedish Pirate Party has now presented its list for the upcoming elections to the European Union. The list is led by Christian Engström and Amelia Andersdotter, the party’s two current parliamentarians.

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13% of Swedes Could Consider Voting Pirate in EU Elections

13% of Swedes Could Consider Voting Pirate in EU Elections

In a new poll about attitudes towards the Swedish Pirate Party, 13 % could consider voting for the party during the EU elections next year. In the same poll, 9 out of 10 Swedes report being against mass surveillance. With 13% of votes the results are almost double the percentage of votes the Swedish Pirates received in the 2009 elections, in which they entered the […]

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Sarah Palin Sued for Copyright Infringement of 9/11 Photo

Sarah Palin Sued for Copyright Infringement of 9/11 Photo

The American politician Sarah Palin and her political action committee has been sued for copyright infringement after publishing a famous 9/11 photograph. The story is reminiscent of the recent story in which the Swedish Pirate Party reported the Minister of IT for copyright infringement, a case later dropped because the pirate party was not the copyright owner. In this case, Palin has been sued by […]

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Swedish Pirate Party Plans Convention to Prepare for EU Elections

Swedish Pirate Party Plans Convention to Prepare for EU Elections

The year 2014 is the year of elections for the European Union. The Swedish Pirate Party is now planning on how to keep their two Members of Parliament, and has invited for a member convention on the topic. The Swedish Pirate Party does not have a grande history of physical meet ups, and instead have their two yearly member meetings online – something that at […]

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The Transphobic Trials of Chelsea Manning

The Transphobic Trials of Chelsea Manning

A national Pirate Party uploads a picture of a famous face alongside the text “We Are Chelsea Manning”. Immediately the comments start raining . Extremely few of them actually deal with what the woman on the picture has done for her country, for the world, for the Pirate movement, and for the very freedom of speech.

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Pirates Demonstrate as Obama Visits Sweden

Pirates Demonstrate as Obama Visits Sweden

The Swedish Pirate Party and their youth organisation, Young Pirates, demonstrated in Stockholm on Wednesday 4 September 2013 when US president Barack Obama visited Sweden.

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Pirates Report Minister of IT for Copyright Infringement

Pirates Report Minister of IT for Copyright Infringement

The Swedish Pirate Party recently reported the Minister for IT, Anna-Karin Hatt, for copyright infringement. It is now clear that the case has been dropped by Håkan Roswall – the prosecutor best known for the trial against the Pirate Bay.

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