Tag Archives: pirate party

Reform Party joins blackout to protest SOPA and PIPA

The Reform Party website currently displays the following message:

Thank you for your support.
We are joining with others in this blackout to
protest SOPA and PIPA as a potential infringement
on the rights of all Americans.

The Reform Party is dedicated to upholding
the Constitution and is participating in a one day
Internet Blackout today Jan 18th, 2012.

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Pirate Party wins 9% in German election

Bob Morris at Politics in the Zeros:

The Pirate Party — which is committed to freeing up the internet — came up big, garnering 9% of the vote (!) and winning seats in government for the first time in the party’s history.

Merkel’s party came in second and their coalition partner failed to qualify for any seats in regional elections in Berlin.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Party becomes an official political designation

Via contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Somerville, MA, February 26th, 2011 – With the WikiLeaks controversy,
net neutrality concerns, and a need for a voice in the protection of
the internet, one group of people have decided to stand up and answer
the call for these issues. The Massachusetts Pirate Party, MAPP for
short.

The Massachusetts Elections Division has approved the MAPP’s political
designation petition.… Read more ...

Bradley Hall of the US Pirate Party answers student questions

Bradley Hall at US Pirate Party:

Over the past few months, I have been interviewed by students and major news outlets regarding the USPP’s views on different things. While I cannot comment on the major news outlet’s questions as yet, I can, however, speak about things on the student level.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party: YouTube pulls original user’s video due to “Copyright Infringement”

Justin at US Pirate Party:

Last week, YouTube.com had pulled down a video that had 13 million views in 48 hours. This action not only showed us how YouTube favors their partners, and how we need to reform Copyright laws. This video was all over the internet and the news.… Read more ...

Starchild: Proposed resolution of Libertarian support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Starchild comments on a previous press release by the Libertarian Party supporting Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks:


What paulie said — anti-TSA and pro-WikiLeaks! Both of these issues represent key tests of government power against civil liberties, one related to the First Amendment protections of freedom and speech and of the press, the other related to the Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable search and seizure.… Read more ...

Pirate Party Activist Joins New Tunisian Cabinet

From Foreign Policy via Third Party and Independent Daily:

After weeks of public protests on- and offline the Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned and escaped the country last Friday. Today, the head of the transitional government, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, announced his new cabinet members which include a familiar name.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party: Solidarity with Tunisian Pirates

http://www.pirate-party.us/comment.php?comment.news.29:

Pirate Solidarity

As some of you may know, there have been demonstrations and protests in Tunisia regarding dismay over unemployment and less than stellar living conditions, among other things. These protests began in December 2010. So far five have died, maybe more.

From the official Tunisia Pirate Party press release (the English version of the press release on their Facebook page isn’t the most elegant, I have cleaned it up as best as I could, the link to their original post is at the end of this newsletter):

“Three members of the party, were arrested by the Tunisian political police.… Read more ...

Pirate Parties Condemn Threats and Violence Against Wikileaks Staff

In the last month, some opponents of the freedom of speech and the press in the United States have called for Wikileaks to be designated a foreign terrorist organization while others have gone further and called for the outright assassination of the group’s founder, Julian Assange.  A coalition of European Pirate Parties has now released a joint statement condemning threats and violence against the organization’s staff and calling on the leaders of democratic governments to do the same. … Read more ...

Wikileaks gains support from Pirate Party

(excerpt from) Myce.com
Wikileaks gains support from Pirate Party & Operation Payback

WikiLeaks, the non-profit new media organization that has recently gained mainstream press coverage for releasing US State Department diplomatic cables, has found itself blacklisted from the support of corporations which once enabled the group’s web operations. The future of WikiLeaks was beginning to look dim as more organizations cut their ties, however new found support from Pirate Parties in multiple countries as well as from Operation Payback may give the controversial site a much longer life.

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Candidates endorsed by Pirate Party score in 20% range for US House, State Legislature in Oklahoma

TPID:

From the Oklahoma Pirate Party:

The Pirate Party of Oklahoma would like to take this opportunity to thank the candidates that have received our endorsements and congratulate them for standing up for democracy in Oklahoma. It takes courage to become involved in the political process, and these candidates endured hardships and time away from their families in order to bring choice to Oklahoma.

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Oregon Chapter of the Pirate Party Up and Running

TPID:

From the Pirate Party:

The United States Pirate Party is pleased to announce that after much hard work and effort, Oregon Pirate Party is now officially recognized by Administrator Brittany Phelps as our third state party. Congratulations, Oregon!

The Oregon Pirate Party (or OPP) is headed up by Communications Officer Andrew Bradshaw IV, Liaison Officer Ken Brown, and Promotions Officer Rafel Ubaldo.

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