Brazil to Limit Internet Data. Pirate Party in Brazil Fights Back

Brazil to Limit Internet Data. Pirate Party in Brazil Fights Back

The Pirate Party Brazil launched an online action campaign against a government initiative that aimed to limit the Internet data plan. Internet providers want to impose more restrictions in 2017 and thus they are lobbing against Internet freedom. They wish to restrict the unlimited data broadband franchises. Which leads us to believe that this time really will implement the data franchise in broadband internet are the data from the Brazilian Television […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers

The Pirates of Brazil (PPBR) have laid claim to the title of most influential Pirate Party on social media. They recently surpassed 100,000 likes on Facebook. This is far greater than PPBRs nearest friendly Pirate rivals: Pirate Party of Sweden 81,000 Pirate Party of Germany  85,000 and for reference, the international party: Pirate Parties International  10,000 This shows there are more ways to be influential than having Pirate […]

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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 […]

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Brazil Conference – The Pirate Party of Brazil is no Longer

Brazil Conference – The Pirate Party of Brazil is no Longer

Partido Pirata do Brasil (The Pirate Party of Brazil) is no longer with us. The party’s members held their first ever General Assembly, and in an unusual move, the Pirates of Brazil decided to change their name to simply the “Pirate Party”. No more Pirate Party of Brazil but just plain Pirate Party. Not only that, they decided to change their official logo to the vanilla black […]

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Pirate Party of Brazil to Hold its First General Assembly

Pirate Party of Brazil to Hold its First General Assembly

Pirate Parties are not just a European phenomenon, there are Pirate Parties in all hemispheres of the globe. South America is no exception and from 23 -25 May 2014 Partido Pirata do Brasil (Pirate Party of Brazil, PPBR) will be holding its first General Assembly (GA). The GA will be held in the city of Curitiba, the  capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. […]

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Pirate Party of Brazil is Officially Registered; Nearly Ready to Set Sail

Pirate Party of Brazil is Officially Registered; Nearly Ready to Set Sail

Great news from the Americas: the Brazilian Pirate Party has been officially registered by a notary public. The process, concluded on last Tuesday 10 December 2013, represents the end of the second phase, of the four required for party formalization in Brazil.

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