Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

This is a guest post by Mattias Bjärnemalm, vice-president of Pirate Party Sweden and currently in Iceland for the elections. ++++++++++ This coming Saturday there will be an election in Iceland, after the Panama scandal forced the Prime Minister to resign and the government to call new elections this summer. It’s impossible, at this point, to say whether the Icelandic Pirate Party will be the largest […]

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Pirate Party of Austria – The First Ten Years

Pirate Party of Austria – The First Ten Years

This is a guest post by Sylvester Heller Editors note: The author has been excluded from the Pirate Party Austria. This article reflects solely his opinion and not that of PPAT Austrian pirates were not the first to establish their political party, of course, but they were one of the first to follow Rick Falkvinge’s example. Today, Austrian pirates celebrate their tenth anniversary – a welcome […]

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Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

This is a guest post by Hugi Ásgeirsson, Pirate Party Sweden/Iceland On August 11th, I’m moving back home to Reykjavík to do my part for the Icelandic Pirate Party. I feel that Iceland is poised for real change. I love my life, my job, my friends and my community in Stockholm, so this has not been an easy decision. But this opportunity is unique. People in […]

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The two party system: an evil worse than a Clinton evil

The two party system: an evil worse than a Clinton evil

This is an opinionated guest post from Marianne Hoynes, activist and independent journalist.    I am so shocked by my friends on Facebook who are adamant that Hillary Clinton is a better candidate than Donald Trump. We are poised on the very edge of the horror show that is the TTIP, which will harm not only the US but all of Europe. Hillary will do a […]

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“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

This is an opinion article by Óscar which reflects the author’s ideas. — “Sometimes we discover unpleasant truths. Whenever we do so, we are in difficulties: suppressing them is scientifically dishonest, so we must tell them, but telling them, however, will fire back on us”. – Edsger W. Dijkstra [4] The present essay was written as part of an assignment in one of the PhD classes the […]

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Pirates Away From Keyboard

Pirates Away From Keyboard

This is an opinion article by Leonardo which reflects the author’s ideas. — On 9 March 2016, here in the Pirate Times, we read the Spanish answer to Falkvinge’s analysis of Pirate Party’s first decade. The judgment on Falkvinge is quite harsh: according to the authors, “he lives in a bubble” and “seems to believe the world circles around Sweden”. But, above all, he has been accused of […]

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What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

This is an opinion article by HerNenya and Dario which reflects the author’s ideas. — On January 1st 2006, the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) was born which was followed by many other Pirate Parties around the globe. Rick Falkvinge celebrated ten years of Piratpartiet with an article in his own tribune, Infopolicy. In the article, Falkvinge describes the lessons learned during this decade and the way he believes the […]

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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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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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Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge: We pirates should be the change we wish to see [pirate visions]

Sarah van Liefferinge invites everyone on board to keep an eye on the horizon as politicians, while reminding us of what the pirate movement was started for. 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 […]

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