How Slovenian Pirates Gathered 1000 Signatures for EU election

How Slovenian Pirates Gathered 1000 Signatures for EU election

In Slovenia, every candidate list wanting to participate in the EU election has to gather 1,000 signatures of support from voters. The main problem is that there is no possibility to sign and verify a form electronically. Therefore all parties have to collect signatures on the street, and all voters have to verify their signature at administrative offices. That is why all signature collectors stand in […]

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Polish Pirates Hold Primaries for EU Elections

Polish Pirates Hold Primaries for EU Elections

The Polish Pirate Party has decided to go to the elections for European Parliament (EP). The base for the Polish Pirates’ programme will be the Common European Elections Programme (CEEP), that is being adopted by most European Pirate parties. The pirate candidate in the Warsaw district, Zbigniew Łukasiak, pointed out that he thinks Polish Pirates should put some emphasis on the Freedom of Information acts, ways to […]

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Los piratas eslovenos ayudan a construir computadoras para contrarrestar la pobreza digital

Los piratas eslovenos ayudan a construir computadoras para contrarrestar la pobreza digital

Normalmente vinculamos la palabra pobreza con la falta de alimentos, agua, ropa y vivienda. Pero en la era de la comunicación digital, la falta de una conexión a Internet o incluso una computadora, puede llevar a la pobreza digital. Estar en situación de pobreza digital también puede conducir a una falta de las cosas antes mencionadas, que son esenciales para la supervivencia, y también pueden […]

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Les Pirates slovènes aident à construire des ordinateurs pour contrer la pauvreté numérique

Les Pirates slovènes aident à construire des ordinateurs pour contrer la pauvreté numérique

Habituellement nous associons au mot pauvreté le manque de nourriture, d’eau, de vêtements ou de logement. Mais à l’ère de la communication numérique, l’absence de connection internet ou d’ordinateur peut mener à la pauvreté numérique. Être pauvre numériquement peut également amener à manquer de choses essentielles, mentionnées précédement, et peut conduire à l’exclusion sociale. Les Pirates slovènes sont conscients de ce problème et c’est pour […]

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Slovenian Pirates Help Construct Computers to Counter Digital Poverty

Slovenian Pirates Help Construct Computers to Counter Digital Poverty

But in the age of digital communication, the lack of a connection to internet or even computer can lead to digital poverty which can lead to lack of above mentioned things that are essential for survival, and to social exclusion.

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Hungary on the way towards Orwell’s 1984?

Hungary on the way towards Orwell’s 1984?

During the past few months the world has been focused on NSA snooping as well as the drama that surrounded Edward Snowden. This has caused some things, smaller in scope but equally vital for the privacy of people, to pass with little or no notice. One of them are recent amendments to the Hungarian national security law. Regarding these law changes there was almost no […]

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Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit

Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit

. Sašo Miklič, coordinator for implementation of direct democracy in Pirate Party of Slovenia (PP-SI), explains the basics of (electronic) direct democracy for Slovenia.

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Slovenia enacted net neutrality, but almost made a step toward Orwellian police state

Slovenia enacted net neutrality, but almost made a step toward Orwellian police state

These days Slovenia is under pressure of constant protests against corrupt politicians and government crisis which pushed everything else to the edge of media attention. Even the enactment of the Electronic Communication Act (ZEKom-1) which almost gave authorities a right to unconstitutionally snoop on Slovenian citizens.

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Slovenia: Protests against corrupt politicians continue

Slovenia: Protests against corrupt politicians continue

We have already reported about unrests in Slovenia corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia) and the corrupt practices of Franc Kangler, mayor of city of Maribor. The good news is that the mayor has announced his resignation and that protests against corruption have spread all over Slovenia.
The all-Slovenian protest has already been announced on Facebook and is scheduled for 21 December. Will it mark the end of the old and a beginning of a new era for Slovenia?

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Corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia

Corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia

It has been known for a long time that something was wrong in the office of Franc Kangler, the Mayor of the city of Maribor. The media constantly reported over corrupt and non-transparent practices by his administration. On Monday 26 November the situation escalated and led to unrest when thousands of people expressed their demands for the Mayor to step down.

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