Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Summary of Pirate Party Sweden’s Political Program

Pirate Party Sweden took a decision at their general assembly to remove their 561 political standpoints and only keep the core political program (link in Swedish). The remaining politics consists of three sections: 1) Modern information technology allows for amazing opportunities 2) Strong forces want to impede progress 3) The Pirate Party’s mission and principles Each of these sections has 3-5 subsections with several paragraphs of descriptive text. Thus […]

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PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

Pirate Party Sweden (PPSE) just finished their general assembly (GA) meeting, which took place online over the past few weeks. PPSE elected their first democratically chosen leader together with a vice-leader and a party-secretary. The GA also took a large decision to remove 561 specific political standpoints and retain only their political core program. The new party leadership will step into their roles after almost […]

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Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

On Monday, 2 May 2016, a new Chairperson for the Swedish Pirate Party (PPSE) was elected. PPSE has been without a leader since the end of 2014. At the current General Assembly the members of the party decided to elect Magnus Andersson, from Gothenburg, to this position. The Swedish Pirate Party provided the seed for the Pirate Movement that later spread across the globe. The founder of the […]

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Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

Crucial state elections for the German Pirates

The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) and the Pirate movement as a whole, will be experiencing the first of many election tests in 2016 and the coming year 2017. The first was in Hessen last Sunday 6 March 2016. In the municipal elections in the region of Hessen, PPDE made a good start and saw 16 Pirates elected in local councils, although the turn out […]

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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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Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij Released from Prison

Fredrik Neij was released from prison in Skänninge, Sweden, on 1 June 2015, after serving two-thirds of a 10-month prison sentence for his involvement with Pirate Bay in enabling copyright infringement. Neij was instrumental in the operation of the Pirate Bay and was involved in the 2009 trial that saw him and fellow co-founders, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (anakata), convicted of copyright offences. […]

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Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Swedish Pirate Party to Vote on PPI Membership

Members of the Swedish Pirate Party will vote to decide whether or not to terminate the Party’s Observer Membership status within Pirate Parties International (PPI). This vote follows the termination of PPI membership by Pirate Party Australia, Pirate Party UK and, most recently, the Icelandic Pirate Party. The Belgian Pirate Party briefly suspended its membership in March, but its members ultimately voted to stay within […]

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Young Pirates Surveil Government Officials at Security Conference

Young Pirates Surveil Government Officials at Security Conference

The Swedish Pirate Party’s youth organisation Young Pirates recently visited a security conference in Sälen, Sweden – and took the opportunity to track a hundred government officials, politicians, journalists and others through an open WiFi network. The annual Society and Defence conference always attracts a number of prominent guests, including top politicians, government officials, journalists, and top leaders of the mass surveillance establishment. The conference frequently gets its publicity stunts […]

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Swedish Prime Minister Calls Off March Snap Election

Swedish Prime Minister Calls Off March Snap Election

The Swedish Prime Minister has now officially called off the planned snap election originally set for March, 2015. The snap election, which came from a cabinet crisis after the September elections, would have been the first snap election in Sweden for over half a century. The past month has been a tumultuous one for the Swedish Pirate Party. In early December, long-standing party leader Anna Troberg […]

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Analogue Stress and Social Media Strategies (The Internet Days 2/2)

Analogue Stress and Social Media Strategies (The Internet Days 2/2)

The second day of The Internet Days conference brought interesting keynotes by Harper Reed and Annie Machon. The conference gathered many of the people in Sweden working with IT in Sweden. The Pirate Times was there to listen in on some of the sessions. The Swedish political party Feministiskt Initiativ – FI (Feminist Initiative) described how they used social media effectively during the last election campaign.  Creating positive […]

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