the Pirates of St. Vith, in Belgium and the Pirates of Düsseldorf are starting the first “grenzenlos Piraten-Partnerschaft” (border-less pirate partnership). The concept of partnerships, also called twinning, between two local Pirate groups in different geographical locations.
Government information and services are increasingly provided online. Basically a good thing, but if these services are not provided in an accessible way, some groups of people may have a problem because they can’t take part (any more) in these processes.
The Pirate Party of the United Kingdom has been threatend by the music industry for hosting a Pirate Bay proxy. Also their leaders have been threated on personal level that they would be finacially ruined. Similar the same has happend to the Pirate Bay of the Netherlands and both parties are in need of donations.
Over 60 Pirates attended the annual meeting of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands on 25 November 2012. They elected members to their “Core Team” and although some positions remained vacant they developed a way to enable people who, although not gaining enough votes to gain a position, if they got a simple majority they could become reserve board members. They also reinvigorated the party’s commitment to the Uppsala Declaration and further strengthened the democratic principle with structure changes.
The Pirate Times team is getting ready to report on a lot of Pirate activity this weekend 24-25 November 2012. Three national conferences, one election and the foundation of a new national Pirate Party.
Dirk Poot was the first candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party for the past parliamentary elections on 12 September 2012. He is the press spokesperson and a member of the Board of PPNL. Even though the Pirates did not make it into the parliament the results improved significantly from the elections in 2010. Overall they tripled their number of voters from 10,471 in the last […]
Update: PPNL just passed 30 000 votes and has now a total of 30 438 votes with four regions left to count. One of these “regions” left is the postal votes. Pirate Times have been following the Dutch elections today. With the counting of the regions very close to done: 411 Final Results (98.1%), 1 Partial results (0.2%) and 7 Waiting for results (1.7%) we can see that […]
In one hour we should know the preliminary results from the Dutch elections and how Piratenpartij (PPNL) did. For live coverage you can take a look at one of the two following people covering it Justus Römeth and Andrew Norton. Some selected excerpts from the reporting by Justus Römeth (part of Pirate Times reporters) can be seen below.
You may have missed it, but Holland is slowly but surely being gripped by election fever as election night creeps closer. It is still a while away though, as they’re being held on 12th of September. Yet the electioneering battle has already started, still low key, as the various parties position themselves. The Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ recently entered the political arena in a multi-party system, meaning […]