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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Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

On 14 November 2012 there was a big strike and demonstration in Spain. Other European countries were having similar strikes since this was Europe’s day of anti-austerity strike. In Spain, the demonstration was about the Troika, the labor law reform and the pay cuts in public services’ (and retirement cuts). The demonstration associated with the Spanish strike is remembered as violent (police/government against people). The strike caused more than […]

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The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

This past weekend the PPEU meeting took place in Brussels. This was the first ordinary Council Meeting (General Assembly) of the organization and the main topic was the election of the new board. The founding conference for the European Pirates happened in March last year, where the first chair of the Pirate Party Europe was elected. One of the first agenda items for the Council […]

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TTIP Talk-Debate by Confederación Pirata and ATTAC

TTIP Talk-Debate by Confederación Pirata and ATTAC

On 1 September 2014, the Confederación Pirata will launch the first talk-debate about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The talk will feature David Hervás, member of ATTAC Castelló. David is an expert on TTIP and CETA. The event will take place on Piratas de Catalunya’s mumble and be held in Spanish. Pirates are sending invitations to participate through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The hashtag used will […]

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All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of  840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]

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Spanish Pirates to Elect their MEP Candidates by Open Primaries

Spanish Pirates to Elect their MEP Candidates by Open Primaries

Confederación Pirata, an association of Spanish regional Pirate Parties, started an open and fully democratic process for the election of its list of candidates for the Euroelections 2014.

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New Pirate Confederation in Spain

New Pirate Confederation in Spain

The Spanish Pirate Confederation has been was born. Last week, representatives from five different Pirate Parties in Spain (Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Catalonia and La Rioja) signed up to the official statutes of the new political grouping

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Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca

Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca

On 10 – 11 May 2013, the first Democratic Organizations Congress took place in Salamanca, hosted and coordinated by USAL students who are members of the oldest University in Spain.

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Results From the First ‘Piratas de Galicia’ Election!

Results From the First ‘Piratas de Galicia’ Election!

How does it feel to be a Pirate in Rajoy’s homeland? The expression “Ben feito Piratas” (“well done Pirates” in the Galician language) describes in one phrase the final assessment of the first electoral participation for Piratas de Galicia.

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