Pirate Activist Receives a Flogging in Trafalgar Square

Pirate Activist Receives a Flogging in Trafalgar Square

For the first time since 1830, a man has been flogged in Trafalgar Square. Ray Johansen from Pirate Party Norway received 50 lashes in the center of London. The beating was carried out as a solidarity action for the sentence Raif Badawi received in Saudi Arabia.  In 2012 Raif Badawi was arrested for charges of insulting Islam and later also accused of apostasy. In 2014 Saudi […]

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British Pirates in UK Elections this Thursday

British Pirates in UK Elections this Thursday

On Thursday, 7 May 2015, the Pirate Party of the United Kingdom will be asking voters in six electorates to give them their vote. The antiquated voting system, that is still used in the insular nation, is known as first past the post. That means that there are only candidates in geographic electorates and these are elected by a majority of the votes. There is […]

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The UK’s Data Emergency

The UK’s Data Emergency

In a sudden move by the British Parliament, in response to April’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the current Data Retention is unlawful and contravenes the European Convention of Human Rights, the leaders of the three main parties have this week colluded behind closed doors. They created a draft for a replacement legislation on the Data Retention, which they intend to push through the UK’s […]

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[Live] European Parliament Election Results

[Live] European Parliament Election Results

Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate Today we will report live about the results of […]

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The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

The Importance of the Common European Election Programme

European Pirates are moving on to the next level by adopting the Common European Election Programme (CEEP) and getting ready for the European elections of May. The CEEP was adopted by consensus, last November, in Athens So far, Pirate Parties of France, Germany, United Kingdom, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands have adopted the CEEP, Sweden has adopted it, except for two paragraphs and Austria […]

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UK’s web blocking programme begins

UK’s web blocking programme begins

UK blocking has become default for every new subscriber to an ISP service and will soon be extended to all existing subscribers. The impact of these filters has already been catastrophic as shown in an investigation by “Newsnight”.

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The Commissioner of Fundamental Rights Receives Signatures Against Surveillance

The Commissioner of Fundamental Rights Receives Signatures Against Surveillance

Several thousand signatures collected at stopwatching.eu after recent privacy scandals were handed over last Thursday. The commissioner of fundamental rights was first hesitant to receive the collected signatures but after some convincing, her assistants accepted them for her.  The signatures were a “call upon the European Commission to immediately initiate treaty violation proceedings Pursuant to Article 258 TFEU due to violations of article 16 TFEU (right to the […]

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