Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties Stand with Catalan Pirates and People

Pirate Parties from around the world are uniting in condemning censorship by the Spanish government. Pirate Parties worldwide support Catalan Pirates against censorship We, the Pirate Parties and NGOs of the Pirate movement around the world, express our solidarity with the Catalan Pirates whose websites about the Referendum of Self Determination campaign and the use of Tor are currently being censored by the Spanish authorities. […]

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Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Direct democracy, citizen participation, and the right to self-determination are three of the most important tenets of Pirate Parties International. In a recent letter, to all fellow members of Pirate Parties International, the Pirates of Catalonia have requested public declarations of support for the referendum on Catalan independence. At Present time there is no referendum scheduled partly because Spain’s national government has refused to allow […]

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Swiss Privacy Shield Down!

Swiss Privacy Shield Down!

The so-called “shield” protecting Swiss data has no legal basis in the US. After several weeks of research and analysis of the US-Privacy Shield agreement and its implementation, this morning, the Swiss Pirate Party (PPS) notified the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of a discrepancy challenging the very existence of the agreement. According to the information we have reviewed, it appears that the […]

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Brazil to Limit Internet Data. Pirate Party in Brazil Fights Back

Brazil to Limit Internet Data. Pirate Party in Brazil Fights Back

The Pirate Party Brazil launched an online action campaign against a government initiative that aimed to limit the Internet data plan. Internet providers want to impose more restrictions in 2017 and thus they are lobbing against Internet freedom. They wish to restrict the unlimited data broadband franchises. Which leads us to believe that this time really will implement the data franchise in broadband internet are the data from the Brazilian Television […]

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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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Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Pirate Party Sweden took a decision at their general assembly to remove their 561 political standpoints and only keep the core political program (link in Swedish). The remaining politics consists of three sections: 1) Modern information technology allows for amazing opportunities 2) Strong forces want to impede progress 3) The Pirate Party’s mission and principles Each of these sections has 3-5 subsections with several paragraphs of descriptive text. Thus […]

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Court Case says that IP Addresses are Personal Data

Court Case says that IP Addresses are Personal Data

Patrick Breyer from the Pirate Party Germany sued the German government for logging all visits to government websites (Case C-582/14). He believes that there should be a right to surf the Internet anonymously if wished. Website owners track user activity on their sites for commercial reasons and to improve user experiences on the site but this data is also often disclosed to law enforcement agencies at […]

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Greek Pirates are back on the road and speed up

Greek Pirates are back on the road and speed up

April was a month of intense activity for the Pirate party of Greece. After a turbulent period with the party on the verge of disolving, Greek Pirates are not only back on the road but accelerating onto the highway. There are many reasons why PPGR have strengthened significantly over the past month. The Greek Pirates had a strong representation in Richard Stallman’s two lectures in […]

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Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Update: 18/5, it turns out that our source frettatiminn.is did refer to potential results from poll if there were elections today. Not that the february poll would determine allocation of funding as we initially stated. Icelandic can sometimes be hard to interpret even for a native author. In Iceland, financial support for political parties is allocated based on how well they do in poll elections. […]

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Protest in Berlin Against Death of Free Speech

Protest in Berlin Against Death of Free Speech

Bruno Kramm, leader of the Berlin branch of the Pirate Party of Germany, was arrested last Friday. Kramm now faces prosecution under section 103 of the German criminal code for ‘insulting’ Turkish President, Recep Erdoğan. Despite the pending prosecution he is already preparing for his next protest. On 29 April 2016, Kramm will take part in a silent ‘Mahnmarsch’ (warning march) through Berlin’s Tiergarten to a demonstration outside […]

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