A New York Pirate’s Guide To Resistance

A New York Pirate’s Guide To Resistance

This is a guest post from Jay Emerson, founder of the New York Pirate Party and a long time political activist. With uprisings happening all over the U.S. lately you might be wondering what to do when the shit hits the fan.  Maybe you were thinking of going to a protest in your area to fight against some form of oppression or another, but don’t know […]

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A List of ICT Tools for a Modern Political Party

A List of ICT Tools for a Modern Political Party

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance IDEA just published a list of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools. The Digital Parties portal was launched to help political parties evolve their infrastructure and become more effective in their democratic work. It contains a large list of ICT tools that are used by political parties around the world. You can search applications by keyword, by political function […]

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Winning Discussions: The Genetic Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: The Genetic Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Winning Discussions: If-By-Whiskey (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: If-By-Whiskey (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Winning Discussions: Special Pleading (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: Special Pleading (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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PPNL Increases After Regional Election in North-Holland

PPNL Increases After Regional Election in North-Holland

The Piratenpartij Noord-Holland participated in the Provincial State elections in North-Holland held on 28 March 2015. The Provincial State is almost an invisible administrative level in the Netherlands. Not many people know what these elections are about. Luckily, regional media published a handy guide about the seven tasks of the Provincial State: Sustainable spatial development  Environment Rural areas Regional transport Regional economy Cultural infrastructure Ensuring […]

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Winning Discussions: Argument from Repetition – ad nauseam (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: Argument from Repetition – ad nauseam (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Winning Discussions: No True Scotsman (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: No True Scotsman (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Winning Discussions: The Fallacy Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: The Fallacy Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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Winning Discussions: The Gambler’s Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Winning Discussions: The Gambler’s Fallacy (Effective Pirating)

Logical fallacies are techniques that people use to make an argument appear convincing even when it is wrong. Learning how to identify and refute logical fallacies is one of the best ways to win in a discussion. Catching an opponent committing a fallacy will force him to retract his error or he will appear foolish or manipulative to his audience. There is a dark side […]

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