Surveillance Hangs Heavy Over Vienna

Surveillance Hangs Heavy Over Vienna

This article is a guest post from Rodney Yancey, who translated an article originally from Telepolis. Privacy groups in Austria are gearing up. Austria is a small country in the EU, but privacy concerns are as pressing here as everywhere else. It has been a while since citizens failed to prevent the Austrian government from enacting data retention, albeit not for lack of trying. The ensuing media circus yielded the country’s most popular […]

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New Brazilian Law Strips Citizen’s Rights

New Brazilian Law Strips Citizen’s Rights

Marco Civil da Internet: Don’t Believe the Hype In 2012 a general director of Google was arrested in Brazil. Since then, this big corporation has invested millions of dollars in lobbying the Brazilian congress, political, academic institutions (like FGV, the Getúlio Vargas Foundation) and activist collectives influence the political process and laws for their benefit. Approved in 2014, the “Marco Civil da Internet” (Brazilian Civil […]

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How to Poke a Dragon: Call to Arms for the Fight for Copyright Reform

How to Poke a Dragon: Call to Arms for the Fight for Copyright Reform

Now is time to stop bantering and unite forces to save the fight for copyright reform. Now is time to figure out whether we are a movement, or just people who like to play Jack Sparrow dress up. If we, the Pirates, will not stand up and support Julia Reda our only MEP, then the movement is dead. We are at a crucial point in […]

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Jelle de Graaf: A Local Perspective On The International Party [Pirate Visions]

Jelle de Graaf: A Local Perspective On The International Party [Pirate Visions]

A look at how the international movement should be structured. Jelle de Graaf is a political scientist and city councilor in Amsterdam. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their party or organisation. We hope you would like to join us in discussing the future […]

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Antonios Motakis: Using the Right Hat [Pirate Visions]

Antonios Motakis: Using the Right Hat [Pirate Visions]

Tony is an expatriot Greek Pirate who has been active in the Greek and European Pirate Parties. Tony describe how the Pirate Movement is a multi faceted organisation with swarm-like qualities, this means that action can range from a few to the many and still be effective. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to […]

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Pirates Emerge in Wales – Ready for Coming Election

Pirates Emerge in Wales – Ready for Coming Election

Founder of the Pirate Party Wales branch, within the Pirate Party UK, David Anthony Elston is a not-so-long-ago elected Governor of the Board and has been ratified as Spokesperson for Wales. David has chosen to stand as the first Pirate PPC in Wales for the Bridgend constituency in the 2015 General Election. The Welsh Pirate Manifesto is a kind of “expansion pack” to the existing Pirate […]

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Rolando Benjamin Vaz Ferreira: 1st January 2016, The Pirate Re-Birthday [Pirate Visions]

Rolando Benjamin Vaz Ferreira: 1st January 2016, The Pirate Re-Birthday [Pirate Visions]

During the last EU elections the Pirate Party of Slovenia chose to have only one candidate in order to focus all attention on him. Today this candidate, Benjamin, tells us about how he felt proud over the past international pirate movement but how it has gone astray and needs a fresh start. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent […]

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Andrew Norton: PPI Became a Pirate Chimera [Pirate Visions]

Andrew Norton: PPI Became a Pirate Chimera [Pirate Visions]

Being one of the founders of Pirate Parties International, Andrew Norton looks back on how it all started, before gazing ahead on what is to come. He reflects on his initial efforts with PPI and wishes for a future similar to that. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and […]

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PPI Board Responds to PPAU Membership Termination

PPI Board Responds to PPAU Membership Termination

This is a guest post from the board of PPI stating their response and view on the recent resignation of PPAU. Since PPAU resigned PPUK followed suit and PPBE just decided to suspend their membership in past few days. —- The Board of Pirate Parties International (PPI) regrets the decision of the National Council of Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) to terminate its membership with PPI. We […]

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[Pirate Visions] The Dream of True International Pirate Cooperation

[Pirate Visions] The Dream of True International Pirate Cooperation

The future pirate movement needs more exchanges of ideas and material. Rok Andrée is a Slovenian pirate who has been involved in the international movement a long time and he sees a need for it to change. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their […]

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