How a Pirate Councillor Improves Transparency in Lleida

How a Pirate Councillor Improves Transparency in Lleida

Since last year, Pirates de Catalunya and Confederación Pirata have a pirate in Lleida council. Lleida is the capital city in one the four Catalonian provinces. The pirate Councillor works actively to improve transparency in the city council. During the last city elections, Pirates de Catalunya participated in several cities in collaboration with other parties or citizen groups. In Lleida, PPCAT participated with other parties in a […]

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Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Why PPCAT Does Not Run For The Spanish Elections With Podemos

Since last year’s local elections in Catalonia, when Ada Colau was elected as Mayor in Barcelona, the relations between the left wing party of “Podemos” and the Pirate Party in Catalonia, have remained tense. This comes as a conclusion from the joint interview that three Spanish Pirates gave to Pirate Times: Josep Jover, speaking on behalf of PPCAT with Podemos, Pau Taxonera, from PPCAT with regional […]

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What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

What Rick Falkvinge Got Wrong on the Development of the Pirate Movement

This is an opinion article by HerNenya and Dario which reflects the author’s ideas. — On January 1st 2006, the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) was born which was followed by many other Pirate Parties around the globe. Rick Falkvinge celebrated ten years of Piratpartiet with an article in his own tribune, Infopolicy. In the article, Falkvinge describes the lessons learned during this decade and the way he believes the […]

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Results of Catalonian Election

Results of Catalonian Election

On September 27th there were elections in Catalonia. Pirates de Catalunya were only able to participate in the province of Girona and had no presence in the other three provinces. PPCAT had a difficult time collecting signatures (a requirement to participate in the elections) from the citizens. Mainly because of the period falling during summer holidays, when a lot of people were outside of their cities. Another reason that affected was […]

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Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

Pirate Activist Risks 4 Years in Prison for Protest

On 14 November 2012 there was a big strike and demonstration in Spain. Other European countries were having similar strikes since this was Europe’s day of anti-austerity strike. In Spain, the demonstration was about the Troika, the labor law reform and the pay cuts in public services’ (and retirement cuts). The demonstration associated with the Spanish strike is remembered as violent (police/government against people). The strike caused more than […]

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Pirates to Decide Everything – Elections in Catalonia 27/9

Pirates to Decide Everything – Elections in Catalonia 27/9

In the last few years, Catalonia has had an economic crisis whilst the government has been corrupt. The public health system has been partly privatized, there are mortgage problems in many families  and the unemployment is around 20%. For these, and other reasons, citizens and members of grassroots movement have created three initiatives to strengthen the rights that are lost to neo-liberalism. In this context, with a […]

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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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It is Pirates’ Time, it’s your Time!

It is Pirates’ Time, it’s your Time!

Political campaigning began on May 8th for the local elections in Spain, which are being held on May 24th. The Pirates in Spain – members of Confederacion Pirata – are standing in more than 30 cities around the country, bringing change to local politics by campaigning on issues of human rights, direct democracy, free culture and a people’s economy. The reality of daily living conditions […]

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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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