Think Twice Three: A Conference for Online Freedom and Global Cooperation

Think Twice Three: A Conference for Online Freedom and Global Cooperation

The next Think Twice conference (TT3) will be held from March 2-4, 2018 in Jerusalem. This is a guest post by PPI – written by Keith Goldstein (PPI Treasurer).  This gathering will bring together academics, business people, non-profit and government officials, as well as activists in general who are concerned about creating a fair and free internet. The event is sponsored by Pirate Parties International, […]

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A Just Future Starts at the Local Level

A Just Future Starts at the Local Level

Jelle de Graaf is the first elected official for the Pirate Party in the Netherlands, in the borough of Amsterdam West. The Pirate Party Amsterdam recently elected him as their political leader for the municipal elections in march 2018. Earlier this month he visited the Fearless Cities Conference at the municipalism movement in Barcelona. — Cities are gaining power. When national governments fall short local […]

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The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The crisis that knocked on Iceland’s door in 2008, turned out to be a “beneficial” fact for the country. It was beneficial because it abruptly and suddenly made Icelandic people question many things about politics and economics. Mainly, it made them realize that they should not leave their fate in the hands of politicians and bankers but should actively, themselves, participate in the democratic procedures […]

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Human Rights on the Agenda #mrdagarna2015

Human Rights on the Agenda #mrdagarna2015

On 9-10 November  there was a conference in Sweden about Human Rights (Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna), a topic closely related to the politics of the Pirate parties around the world. Pirate Times attended in order to take part of some of the panel debates about democracy in Sweden, the new UN development agenda and to find out what happened to the Arab Spring. The Swedish Forum for Human Rights is […]

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Internet Ungovernance Forum Italy #IUFitalia2015

Internet Ungovernance Forum Italy #IUFitalia2015

On 12 October 2015 Felice Zingarelli (a.k.a. Felynx), member of the Italian Pirate Party, was invited to the IGF Italy, as a representative for civil society. The conference was supposed to be “multi-stakeholder” and open to debate and discussion, but this is not the impression that we had. “Most of the speakers were people used to this kind of events” Felynx explained “They are not sincerely […]

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Freedom of Speech: When Books are Burned… [Bokmässan]

Freedom of Speech: When Books are Burned… [Bokmässan]

‘Bokmässan’ (The book fair) is the largest cultural event in Sweden. With more than 3000 programme events there is plenty to cover. Pirate Times covered part of the conference together with another 1300 journalists present at the conference. ‘The book fair’ is primarily aimed at authors from around the world. It’s a meeting place for many discussions around current events, trends and visions for the […]

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The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

This past weekend the PPEU meeting took place in Brussels. This was the first ordinary Council Meeting (General Assembly) of the organization and the main topic was the election of the new board. The founding conference for the European Pirates happened in March last year, where the first chair of the Pirate Party Europe was elected. One of the first agenda items for the Council […]

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A Wind of Change at the PPI GA in Warsaw

A Wind of Change at the PPI GA in Warsaw

The General Assembly for PPI took place 4-5 July 2015  in Warsaw, Poland. The organization of the GA already had some problems  before it started. First announced to be in Warsaw, then changed to Lodz and finally back to Warsaw again. The meeting was chaired by Jens Stomber (PPDE) with assistance from Alex Kohler (PPDE), tabulator was Mikuláš Peksa (PPCZ) and minute keeper Gregory Engels (PPDE) […]

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PPI General Assembly Live Stream

PPI General Assembly Live Stream

The conference in Warsaw over the weekend can be followed remotely by using the following link. livestreaming | PirateTimes All times are given in Central European Summer time (CEST) that is UTC + 2 04. July 2015 – Saturday General Assembly 10:00 Delegates accreditation 11:00 Opening of the General Assembly 11:30 Discussion 12:30 Workshop(s)/ Standing committees 14:30 Discussion about the results 15:30 Admittance of new […]

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Analogue Stress and Social Media Strategies (The Internet Days 2/2)

Analogue Stress and Social Media Strategies (The Internet Days 2/2)

The second day of The Internet Days conference brought interesting keynotes by Harper Reed and Annie Machon. The conference gathered many of the people in Sweden working with IT in Sweden. The Pirate Times was there to listen in on some of the sessions. The Swedish political party Feministiskt Initiativ – FI (Feminist Initiative) described how they used social media effectively during the last election campaign.  Creating positive […]

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