A Wind of Change – Iceland, Brazil, UK, France, USA

A Wind of Change – Iceland, Brazil, UK, France, USA

During the past weeks, there has been a democratic wind blowing across the world. Several countries have taken to protest and direct action to demand more democracy. In Iceland the Prime Minister has left office, in Brazil the lower chamber voted to impeach the Prime Minister, and in the UK demands are being made for the Prime Minister to resign. Old politics is meeting a more connected and demanding […]

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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 Pirate Bay blocked in France

The Pirate Bay blocked in France

On Thursday, 4 December 2014 the French ‘Tribunal de Grande Instance’ (TGI) in Paris issued a judgement ordering the four main French ISPs (namely Orange, SFR, Bouygues and Free) to block access to thepiratebay.se and about 80 proxies, redirects and mirrors. The decision should take effect on Christmas day and last for a year. This makes France the 11th country attempting to censor The Pirate […]

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[Live] European Parliament Election Results

[Live] European Parliament Election Results

Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate

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Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

The Largest International Conference in Pirate History will be held this week in Brussels! More than 300 Pirates from 22 countries, even a few from outside Europe, have registered for the founding of the European Pirate Party (PPEU). The founding will take place at the “European Internet Governance and Beyond” Conference in the European Parliament, at the heart of Europe. A historic and symbolic event, […]

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The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

European Pirates are moving on to the next level by adopting the Common European Election Programme (CEEP) and getting ready for the European elections of May. The CEEP was adopted by consensus, last November, in Athens So far, Pirate Parties of France, Germany, United Kingdom, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands have adopted the CEEP, Sweden has adopted it, except for two paragraphs and Austria […]

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France parliamentary elections: Low turnout may be good for French Pirate candidates

France parliamentary elections: Low turnout may be good for French Pirate candidates

Are you a French citizen voting for 1st and 8th District outside France? Well if you are voting for the pirates there is a chance to give your support in the elections to candidates interested in more than getting a warm seat in the Assemblée Nationale.

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Network neutrality: a French ISP attacks advertising

Network neutrality: a French ISP attacks advertising

In a recent update to the firmware of its set-top box, the French ISP Free provides an add blocker. It is still in beta, but activated by default. By filtering advertisement without informing its users, it poses another threat to network neutrality. If this ad blocker is kept activated by default, the next step could be to make it mandatory, or to extend it to other contents and charge for its deactivation.

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A weekend in Paris, the Extraordinary Assembly of the French Pirates 2012

A weekend in Paris, the Extraordinary Assembly of the French Pirates 2012

“The French Pirate party (1000 members) held a rather disciplined but very emotional internal revolution at the meeting. The ‘line of command’ was too pyramidical according to the opinions of the members. Several regions in France, far from Paris and representing a large proportion of the French Pirates, felt they were being left out of ‘the decision-making’.

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