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 […]

Read Me

The T-Shirt Every Pirate Should Have

The T-Shirt Every Pirate Should Have

The Pirate movement has not been a beacon for fashionistas even though some of us have been seen sporting the most fetching Pirate costumes. However there is now a T-shirt available signed by the prominent Pirates who will be speaking at the Internet Ungovernance Conference being held in Brazil.  AMELIA ANDERSDOTTER  Swedish activist, member of the European Parliament from 2011-2014 for Piratpartiet.     BIRGITTA […]

Read Me 1 Comment

Birgitta Sponsors a Motion in Inter-Parliamentary Union

Birgitta Sponsors a Motion in Inter-Parliamentary Union

The Inter-Parlimentary Union is an organisation that lets MPs from parliaments around the world communicate  and cooperate with each other. An opportunity to consider and voice opinions on matters of international interest and promote human rights. A video describing the union can be seen below: In 2011 the Union took on the case of Member Birgitta Jónsdóttir. Her human rights had been violated by the United […]

Read Me 2 Comments

Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Pirate Parties International have their board meetings every two weeks. We summarize and  bring you the highlights of the meetings. Sunstone The Sunstone project, which is to set up as a Pirate Think Tank, has appointed Jelena Jovanovic to lead the fund-raising campaign and run the social media. The project can be found on www.piratethinktank.net and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Pirate Shop Collaboration PPI is exploring […]

Read Me

PPGR Would Like a Pirate MP on September 20

PPGR Would Like a Pirate MP on September 20

Elections have been announced for Greece in about three weeks. This leaves a very short time for preparation and a big monetary strain on small parties. Pirate Times interviewed Thanasis Gounaris, chairman of the Board of Pirate Party of Greece, about what the Greek pirates will do and if they will participate in the elections. Pirate Times: Will Pirate Party of Greece participate in the elections independently or […]

Read Me 3 Comments

In A True Democracy Referenda Should Be The Rule Not The Exception

In A True Democracy Referenda Should Be The Rule Not The Exception

A crucial referendum will be held in Greece this coming Sunday, 5 July 2015. Greeks have to decide whether they accept the proposal of the institutions (ex-troika). Alexis Tsipras, prime minister of Greece, called people to vote “no” by saying that the proposal is an ultimatum “contravened the founding principles and values of Europe”.  If accepted, these proposals would “add to the already unbearable burden […]

Read Me 3 Comments

Birgitta Jónsdóttir : « Nous, peuple, sommes le système » TEDx Reykjavik 16 mai 2015

Birgitta Jónsdóttir : « Nous, peuple, sommes le système » TEDx Reykjavik 16 mai 2015

Le discours de Birgitta Jónsdóttir, « Nous, peuple, sommes le système », a été prononcé lors du TEDx Reykjavik tenue le 16 mai 2015. Birgitta nous explique pourquoi ce petit pays insulaire qu’est l’Islande a besoin d’un gouvernement dirigé par des pirates. Elle explique aussi pourquoi le monde entier a besoin que l’Islande soit le laboratoire social où les Principes Pirate peuvent-être mis en pratique. […]

Read Me 4 Comments

Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s speech, ‘We, the People, are the System’, was delivered at the TEDx Reykjavik event held on 16 May 2015. Birgitta tells us why the small island country of Iceland needs a Pirate led government. She also explains why the whole world needs Iceland to be the social laboratory where Pirate Principles can be put into practice. The ‘remixed’ text of Birgitta’s speech can be […]

Read Me

New Brazilian Law Strips Citizen’s Rights

New Brazilian Law Strips Citizen’s Rights

Marco Civil da Internet: Don’t Believe the Hype In 2012 a general director of Google was arrested in Brazil. Since then, this big corporation has invested millions of dollars in lobbying the Brazilian congress, political, academic institutions (like FGV, the Getúlio Vargas Foundation) and activist collectives influence the political process and laws for their benefit. Approved in 2014, the “Marco Civil da Internet” (Brazilian Civil […]

Read Me 2 Comments

Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with a German Pirate Living in Iceland

Interview with an overseas Pirate The Icelandic Pirate Party has reached over 30% in the current polls. We spoke to Simon, a Pirate who lives and studies in Iceland, to throw some light on the background to the Icelandic success-story. Editor: Hello Simon, you are the ‘overseas Pirate’ who is currently studying in Iceland. Simon: Góðan daginn. Yes, that’s right. I lived for ten years in […]

Read Me 2 Comments