2016: The Year That Icelandic Pirates Shook The System

2016: The Year That Icelandic Pirates Shook The System

2016 will be remembered for the unprecedented and monumental acceptance of the pirate movement by citizens at a national level! We are very happy to see that the first decade of the pirate movement was completed and celebrated by a great electoral success; The officially recorded 14.48% of the votes in favor of the Pirate party of Iceland (PP-IS), on last October’s parliamentary elections! PPIS reached […]

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PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

Although Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) finally ranked third in the number of votes, it gained much more publicity than any other party. PPIS has a possibility to be part of the next government, it can be considered the largest winner of these elections. After the recent failure of Berlin Pirates in September (they lost 15 seats in the parliament of Berlin) the tripling of the […]

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Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Aunque el Partido Pirata de Islandia (PPIS) finalmente ocupó el tercer lugar en número de votos, ganó mucha más publicidad que cualquier otro partido. PPIS tiene la posibilidad de ser parte del próximo gobierno y se lo puede considerar el mayor ganador de estas elecciones. Tras el reciente fracaso de los Piratas de Berlín en septiembre (perdió 15 escaños en el Parlamento de Berlín), la […]

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Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

On Saturday, in the shade of the American presidential elections that dominates the daily global news, some more important elections are going to be held. They will take place in the land of ice and snow, the most northern country of Europe, Iceland. This election is important because in Iceland we don’t have the usual “pretenders” to the power, but a pair that symbolizes the […]

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ΠΡΩΤΟΒΟΥΛΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΒΕΤΙΑ ΘΑ ΖΗΤΗΣΕΙ ΔΗΜΟΨΗΦΙΣΜΑ ΓΙΑ “ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΜΕΣΩ ΚΛΗΡΩΣΗΣ”

ΠΡΩΤΟΒΟΥΛΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΒΕΤΙΑ ΘΑ ΖΗΤΗΣΕΙ ΔΗΜΟΨΗΦΙΣΜΑ ΓΙΑ “ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΜΕΣΩ ΚΛΗΡΩΣΗΣ”

Πόσο αντιπροσωπευτικό είναι το αντιπροσωπευτικό δημοκρατικό μας σύστημα; Εγγυάται την ισότιμη πρόσβαση όλων των πολιτών στις ευκαιρίες, όπως το να εκλέγονται ή να εμπλέκονται στις διαδικασίες λήψης των αποφάσεων ή χρειάζεται ριζική αναβάθμιση επειδή έχει αποτύχει; Σύμφωνα με τον Charly Pache, Eλβετό πολίτη με ΙΤ παρελθόν, master στην οικονομία και πρώην αντιπρόεδρο του κόμματος Πειρατών Ελβετίας, υπάρχει έλλειψη αντιπροσωπευτικότητας στα κοινοβούλιά μας και αυτό ήταν […]

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Initiative In Switzerland Calls For A Referendum On “Elections By Sortition”

Initiative In Switzerland Calls For A Referendum On “Elections By Sortition”

How representative is our representative democracy system? Does it guarantee all citizens’ equal access to opportunities, like getting elected or involved with decision making or does it need a radical upgrade because it has failed? According to Charly Pache, a Swiss with IT background, a master in economics and former vice-chairman of PP-CH, there is a lack of representativeness in our parliaments and that was […]

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Η ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΕΚΛΟΓΩΝ ΟΡΙΣΤΗΚΕ – ΟΙ ΙΣΛΑΝΔΟΙ ΠΕΙΡΑΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΛΕΓΟΥΝ ΥΠΟΨΗΦΙΟΥΣ ΜΕ ΠΡΟΚΡΙΜΑΤΙΚΕΣ

Η ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΕΚΛΟΓΩΝ ΟΡΙΣΤΗΚΕ – ΟΙ ΙΣΛΑΝΔΟΙ ΠΕΙΡΑΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΛΕΓΟΥΝ ΥΠΟΨΗΦΙΟΥΣ ΜΕ ΠΡΟΚΡΙΜΑΤΙΚΕΣ

Μετά από μεγάλη αναμονή, οι Ισλανδοί εταίροι του κυβερνητικού συνασπισμού ανακοίνωσαν την ημερομηνία των πρόωρων εκλογών που θα διεξαχθούν το φθινόπωρο, στις 29 Οκτωβρίου 2016. Ο πρωθυπουργός, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, ο οποίος ανέλαβε μόλις τον Απρίλιο, πριν από την πραγματοποίηση της αναγγελίας, συναντήθηκε με τους αρχηγούς των κομμάτων της αντιπολίτευσης, οι οποίοι σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες ενέκριναν την ημερομηνία. Ο Sigurður σχολίασε ότι “κρίνοντας από το […]

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A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) is the first pirate party ever to elect MPs in a national parliament. The founder of the pirate movement, Rick Falkvinge, was absolutely overwhelmed for being present at their latest General Assembly. In his short speech to the pirates, he mentioned the big historical moments of the pirate parties (from Sweden to Germany and now to Iceland) and Rick was warmly applauded when saying: “You are about to […]

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Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Australian Pirates Run For The Federal Elections

Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) is one of the oldest pirate parties in the world. It was founded in 2008 it has extended its policies from the traditional pirate platform. Today the party has more than 1.300 members. The coming month, on July 2, seven candidates in three states run for the federal elections (aiming to do better than 2013 when they got 0,3% to 0,6% […]

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Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Since last year’s local elections in Catalonia, when Ada Colau was elected as Mayor in Barcelona, the relations between the left wing party of “Podemos” and the Pirate Party in Catalonia, have remained tense. This comes as a conclusion from the joint interview that three Spanish Pirates gave to Pirate Times: Josep Jover, speaking on behalf of PPCAT with Podemos, Pau Taxonera, from PPCAT with regional […]

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