One of the reasons for Germany’s Pirate success is the use of a type of local meeting called a Stammtisch (a table in a bar for regulars). If there are enough Pirates in your local geographical area, who would enjoy meeting up on a regular basis, then you can think about setting up a Stammtisch.
The Czechs have their first elected Pirate Senator. Pirates worldwide will be rejoicing with PPCZ as they celebrate Libor Michálek’s success in the senatorial elections. Famous, in his own country, as a whistle blower for exposing corruption in 1996 when he worked for the National Property Fund.
The Australian pirate Party will be contesting seats in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) elections being held on 20 October 2012. Unfortunately they were not able to field candidates under the Pirate Party name as they fell six members short of the 100 required to be able to register as a political party in the territory
Icelandic Pirate Birgitta Jónsdóttir is working against the 2012 NDAA (National Defence Authorisation Act) that allows the US military to detain citizens from any country, including US citizens, without limit and without trial. She recently tweeted about an app from DemandProgress that aims to spread awareness and opposition to the act.
An information stand can be a very effective way to let people know that the Pirate Party exists and is active in their area. It can also be a way to recruit new members to the party, get signatures for a petition or promote a candidate for an election.
It took the Pirates of Lower Saxony in Germany three meetings and a lot of pain and anguish to select a list of candidates for their elections to the state parliament, Landtag, due in January 2013. A combination of factors led to a long torturous process to accomplish what most political parties can accomplish in a few hours. See Pirate Times article. Dr. Meinhart Ramaswamy […]
Teniendo en cuenta la horrible situación económica que está llevando a la miseria a los griegos, es notable el esfuerzo del Partido Pirata griego para presentarse a las elecciones al parlamento europeo. El partido se fundó hace dos años y desde entonces se ha presentado a dos elecciones nacionales, en mayo y junio de 2012 donde consiguieron obtener el 0,51% de los votos… con un […]