PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

Although Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) finally ranked third in the number of votes, it gained much more publicity than any other party. PPIS has a possibility to be part of the next government, it can be considered the largest winner of these elections. After the recent failure of Berlin Pirates in September (they lost 15 seats in the parliament of Berlin) the tripling of the […]

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Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Partido Pirata de Islandia: tercero pero gran vencedor

Aunque el Partido Pirata de Islandia (PPIS) finalmente ocupó el tercer lugar en número de votos, ganó mucha más publicidad que cualquier otro partido. PPIS tiene la posibilidad de ser parte del próximo gobierno y se lo puede considerar el mayor ganador de estas elecciones. Tras el reciente fracaso de los Piratas de Berlín en septiembre (perdió 15 escaños en el Parlamento de Berlín), la […]

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Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

This is a guest post by Mattias Bjärnemalm, vice-president of Pirate Party Sweden and currently in Iceland for the elections. ++++++++++ This coming Saturday there will be an election in Iceland, after the Panama scandal forced the Prime Minister to resign and the government to call new elections this summer. It’s impossible, at this point, to say whether the Icelandic Pirate Party will be the largest […]

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Pirate Party Iceland and Their Path to Popularity

Pirate Party Iceland and Their Path to Popularity

The Pirate Party Iceland (PPIS) was formed only 3.5 years ago. In 2013 three of their Pirates were elected into parliament (5.1%) and have, together with their party, now managed to shake up a nation. For the past year PPIS have consistently polled more than 30%, making them the most popular party in Iceland. The Pirate Times has continually reported on the progress of the […]

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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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Think Twice 2 – A Conference to Bring Academics into Politics

Think Twice 2 – A Conference to Bring Academics into Politics

This past weekend the second Think Twice conference took place in Istanbul. The Think Twice conferences are organised to build bridges between Pirates, academics and NGOs. The first was held in Frankfurt am Main earlier this year. The program for the conference was made up of thirteen speakers from around the world. Pirates will recognize many of the speakers as being from their own ranks. Names […]

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Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Pirate Parties changed their “leadership” last weekend. Finland and Iceland both have a new board. This is especially significant for Finland who are facing elections next year. Finland In a close election, held on Sunday 17 August 2014, the Pirate Party of Finland elected  the 33-year-old Tapani Karvinen as new Chairman replacing Harri Kivistö by 33 votes to 29. Harri Kivistö will remain on the […]

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Call for Papers for the 2nd Think Twice Conference in Turkey

Call for Papers for the 2nd Think Twice Conference in Turkey

After the success of  the first Think Twice Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany, where 37 speakers from 14 countries took part, Pirate Parties International are planning their second Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 30 – 31th August 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring the Pirate Movement closer to NGOs and the academic world. In less than a decade the Pirate Party has […]

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Solving Democracy Through Technology: Introducing Wasa2il

Solving Democracy Through Technology: Introducing Wasa2il

Pirates have been designing policies and software that have the aim of bringing citizen participation into politics using technology and the internet as a platform. Many Pirate Parties are implementing liquid feedback systems internally such as PPDE which uses it as a sort of running straw-poll of membership opinion or PPIT which scrapped its boar in favour of letting its membership make decisions via liquid feedback. Liquid feedback is not without its critics and there are plenty of Pirate Programmers out there working on developing improved models.

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