Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

Pirate Party Australia Raises Funds Playing Counterstrike

During the last Canning By-election the Pirate Party Australia (PPAU) was challenged to a Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament. The challenge came from a sub-forum to Reddit called Circlejerk Australia and was intended as a way to give PPAU an opportunity to raise funds. However the Pirates were too busy campaigning to take them up on the challenge during the elections and planning for the challenge took place […]

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Pirate Party Tunisia Uses Marijuana Leaf for their Ballots

Pirate Party Tunisia Uses Marijuana Leaf for their Ballots

The Pirate Party of Tunisia has set the decriminalization of cannabis as a priority in their next elections. Earlier the main political parties have committed to address this. However, the State has been passive regarding the revision of Law 52 on consumption of illegal substances. This law has been used to incarcerate more than 1,500 youths since the last elections in 2014. The Pirate Party of Tunisia has noted several negative […]

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2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

2016 The Year of the Pirate (10 Years of Pirate Party)

On 1 January 2006 Rick Falkvinge uploaded a website that announced the formation of Piratpartiet (the Swedish Pirate Party) and thereby the Pirate Movement was born. So on 1 January 2016, the pirate party will celebrate 10 years of existence. Since then the movement has spread across the world and had success in getting Pirates into legislatures around the world. We come from many nations, […]

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German Pirates went to the European Court for Free Wi-Fi

German Pirates went to the European Court for Free Wi-Fi

In many countries around the world, it is just as easy to access a free Wi-Fi network in a public space as it is to order a cup of coffee. But in Germany, free wireless networks are in short supply. According to a study released earlier this month by eco, the Association of the German Internet Industry e. V., Germany has – from one million […]

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Report from the Internet Ungovernance Conference Brazil 2015

Report from the Internet Ungovernance Conference Brazil 2015

 Gabriela Coleman, Julia Reda, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Theo Oliveira, Adriano Belisario, Danny O’brien and Pirates of the Seven Seas passed through the Internet disgovernance Forum, parallel to the IGF, held in João Pessoa. The IUF began on 9 Monday 2015 and ended on Friday, 13 November. Day One The event took place at the auditorium of Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes (CCHLA) – UFPB […]

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PPEU – We need to talk! – Meeting tonight @20.00 CET

PPEU – We need to talk! – Meeting tonight @20.00 CET

Time passes quickly. Just last year we were trying to get into the European Parliament and now it’s time to start preparing for the European Elections 2019. The first international meeting between Pirate Parties in Europe will be happening tonight @20.00 CET in mumble. In 2013 the Common European Election Program (CEEP) was created after several meetings between different Pirate Parties. More than 20 Pirate Parties […]

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If you Want Peace, Prepare for Peace – A message from PPFR

If you Want Peace, Prepare for Peace – A message from PPFR

13 November 2015 cowardice and bigotry have bloodied the streets of Paris and our indignation is huge. Our thoughts are with the victims and their relatives. These lives, cut, broken, nothing will bring them back to us. But now what ? Here our proposition in one sentence : If you want peace, prepare for peace. Don’t charge us with angelism – fashionable accusation. Without doubt […]

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The Kiss Of Life For Pirate Party Greece

The Kiss Of Life For Pirate Party Greece

The 4th Congress of the Pirate Party of Greece, held in Athens last weekend, was marked by the resignations of 3 out of 7 Board members, including chairman Thanasis Gounaris. Those resignations were announced before the recent elections on September 20. PPGR continued its operation under the responsibility of an informal committee, which took the helm of the party until the congress. However, despite the recriminations […]

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PPI Agrees to Support the Snowden Treaty

PPI Agrees to Support the Snowden Treaty

At the Pirate Parties International board meeting, board member Henrique Peer announced he had been approached by David Miranda, who asked the organisation to participate in the Snowden Treaty project. Miranda is the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, a long-time critic of NSA warrantless spying operations and the global war on terror, spanning two US presidential administrations. Greenwald broke the story of ongoing US and UK […]

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PPIS is Largest Party on Iceland for 6th Month

PPIS is Largest Party on Iceland for 6th Month

If there were elections in Iceland today 34.6% of the population would vote for the Pirate Party. This is the result from the  latest Gallup poll, a slight decrease in support for the Pirate Party of Iceland. However, it is still the second highest poll result they have achieved with the highest being last month at 35.9%. The pirate party is currently slightly larger than the two current government […]

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