Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Support the Referendum on Catalan Independence

Direct democracy, citizen participation, and the right to self-determination are three of the most important tenets of Pirate Parties International. In a recent letter, to all fellow members of Pirate Parties International, the Pirates of Catalonia have requested public declarations of support for the referendum on Catalan independence. At Present time there is no referendum scheduled partly because Spain’s national government has refused to allow […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 007

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 007

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 31 May 2015 and recorded on 3 June. An evening with Spanish Pirates Dario Castañé, local pirate politician in Barcelona and Lorena Müller-Nischt, chair of the Spanish Pirate Confederation, were our Guests We started on the Holographic Protests that were held outside the congress building earlier this year in anticipation of the […]

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¡Ahora toca Piratas, ahora tocas tú!

¡Ahora toca Piratas, ahora tocas tú!

El 8 de mayo ha comenzado la campaña electoral en el Estado español para las elecciones municipales del 24 de mayo. Los partidos Pirata que integran la Confederación Pirata se presentan en más de 30 ciudades de España para cambiar la política local llevando la bandera pirata de los Derechos Humanos, la democracia directa, la cultura libre, la economía del bien común, etc  Muchas de […]

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A report from the Argentinian Pirate Party GA

A report from the Argentinian Pirate Party GA

Dear Pirates and Piratesses, I would like to share with you the outcome of the General Assembly of the Pirate Party of Argentina that took place on Friday 28 December 2014 . Summary: we talked about what we have accomplished, what we’re doing and what we’ll do on 2015. The full minutes are here (Spanish language): # What we’ll do on 2015 1. We will […]

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A Spanish Pirate in Argentina

A Spanish Pirate in Argentina

During a visit in Argentina a few weeks ago (the country I was born in), I took the opportunity to get to know some Pirates from Argentina. We met up in a bar in the “Abasto” zone, one of the suburban parts of Buenos Aires. The bar is a cooperative and was not chosen by chance. The Pirate Party of Argentina has decided to hold […]

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Spain Adopts Repressive ‘Gag Law’

Spain Adopts Repressive ‘Gag Law’

On Thursday, 11 December 2014, the Spanish congress approved a devastating new law that limits many civil rights in the country. The “law on protection of public safety” (Ley Orgánica de protección de la seguridad ciudadana) has been dubbed the  ‘Gag Law’ (#LeyMordaza), as it focuses mostly on limiting the civil rights of protestors. Revolution-news.com has listed some of the most restrictive measures of the law. […]

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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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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 MP Gave Power to the People

Spanish MP Gave Power to the People

The roots of a democracy as it should be is giving the power to the people, and this was done recently by a Spanish Member of Parliament. Joan Baldovi, a Member of Parliament for the Greens (Compromís-Equo) was persuaded by members of a free software development group to use “agoravoting”,  an online voting system that is being used by the Pirate Party of Madrid, to directly ask  the […]

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