Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement) has been finalized. Now that the negotiators have agreed on the text all that is left is approval by the twelve involved nations: Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Japan. However, none of these countries will let their people decide about it in a referendum. Most of what we know about TPP has come […]

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American Pirate Candidates Reach up to 18%

American Pirate Candidates Reach up to 18%

In a country where the concept of proportional representation is all but unknown, Pirates have done very well. In most other countries the share of the votes gained would have meant seats in government. Obviously the issues raised by the Pirate Parties of Wisconsin and Massachusetts hit a cord with voters. Joseph T Klein garnered 18% of the vote in District 19 in Wisconsin and […]

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US Pirates are Running for Political Office

US Pirates are Running for Political Office

Although the barriers, put up by the ruling elite, make running in national elections next to  impossible for Pirates in the US, the situation in some states is different. Pirates in Massachusetts and Wisconsin are putting up candidates in Tuesday’s elections for the respective state governments. In Wisconsin Joseph T Klein is the Pirate candidate for the state party.  His platform includes; Peace – through agitation […]

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