PP International

Call for offers to host the next PPI conference

Posted On: Mon, 2010-10-04 18:51 by Jay

Avast, Pirates!

We are looking for a port to dock to for our next big assembly!

The Pirate Parties International calls for offers to host the next annual PPI conference and General Assembly.

According to the statutes of the PPI, the General Assembly of the PPI meets once a year. That means the next PPI conference will be held in 2011. The board of the PPI is now looking for Pirate Parties that want to host the next conference and General Assembly.

You can find a list of requirements for your offer and more information on the conference on our wiki page: http://wiki.pp-international.net/Conference-offers

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The PPI translation task force needs your help!

Posted On: Fri, 2010-10-01 12:17 by Jay

Dear Pirates,

The PPI Translation Task Force (TTF) needs your help.

Do you speak more than one language? Do you want to help Pirates from all over the world? If so, please join the TTF and help us translate.

The TTF aims to provide translation services to every Pirate and Pirate organization that needs them. Among other things, the Task Force plans to help with:

  • The translation of current Pirate news from all over the world into English,
  • Translations of large-scale international projects into as many languages as possible (e.g. ACTA and INDECT),
  • The localization of print materials for use by Pirate Parties worldwide.
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Your faces against ACTA!

Posted On: Wed, 2010-09-29 15:29 by Jay

Ahoy Pirates,

By the end of this year the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is going to be finalised and the treaty will be ratified as soon as possible. We know what consequences this agreement will have on us: restrictions of civil rights due to the greed of the content mafia, who are trying to save their outdated business models in the digital age by doing so.

This site aims to help visualise the resistance against the phantoms of ACTA. Everyone should see how numerous we are and that we are real people! We need faces! Faces against ACTA! We need your face! Show your face on http://faces-against-acta.net/

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Party of The Week: Pirate Party of Kazakhstan

Posted On: Tue, 2010-09-14 18:04 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Kazakhstan.

Will the Pirate Party of Kazakhstan participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in

We're planning to participate in the communal elections where members of the local govenrment bodies, the maslikhats, are elected. To register a political party in Kazakhstan you need to collect 40 thousand signatures, and the party has to be present in at least 2/3 of the major cities and settlements. The communal elections can be announced at any time as the currently elected members may lose their mandates for a number of reasons, thus the elections don't have a fixed time plan. The national elections to the mejlis - the Parliament of Kazakhstan - are scheduled for 2012.

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Party of The Week: Pirate Party of Romania

Posted On: Fri, 2010-08-27 07:47 by Dichter

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Romania.

Will the Pirate Party of Romania participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

PP-RO PosterPP of Romania will hopefully participate in the upcoming elections. In 2011 there will be elections for local councils, in which we intend to run in at least 5 major cities with a objective of 5 council members, mostly to test our organisation capabilities. We see this only as a test for the general elections of 2012, where we will face the electoral margin of 5% required to accede in the Parliament. We are optimistic and see ourselves at 6% in the next general elections, and we also hope to have at least 1 MEP in the next European Elections.

What are the core topics of the Pirate Party of Romania? Are there topics that are unique to the Pirate Party of Romania, something that distinguishes them from other Pirate Parties?

We remain true to the 3 principles of the Pirate Parties,

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Party of the Week: Pirate Party of Luxembourg

Posted On: Tue, 2010-08-17 22:47 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Luxembourg.

Will the Pirate Party of Luxembourg participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

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Our plan is to participate in the next national and European elections in 2014. We might be able to participate in local elections earlier, but it's not our ultimate goal.

There is no fixed threshold in Luxembourg (like in Germany f.ex. with the 5% rule), but we would need about 3% to enter national parliament (based on previous elections). The threshold for European elections would be even higher with approx. 16-18% for one seat.

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Party of the Week: Pirate Party of Italy

Posted On: Mon, 2010-08-09 09:48 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Italy.

Will the Pirate Party of Italy participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

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At the present there's no chance to participate national elections. The electoral law in force is such that candidates are nominated by secretaries / head of parties (ie: 6-7 people choose the 800 deputies and senators); and the signatures required to make an autonomous candidate to participate are likely to discourage anyone who hasn't some thousands of supporters organized in a national organization.

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Party of the Week: Pirate Party of Germany

Posted On: Tue, 2010-08-03 18:42 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Germany.

Will the Pirate Party of Germany participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

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Germany is having a strong federative structure and it is said that it has more elections than any other country. This means that there are 7 to 8 elections on average in a given year. Plenty of opportunities for us to participate and build up experience. After a tremendous success with 2 % of the votes in the federal elections in 2009 the next elections for the German Pirate Party are on the state level. In March 2011 there will be the elections in the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt. During the year there will be three more states to vote and several local elections.

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Party of the Week: Pirate Party of Ireland

Posted On: Tue, 2010-07-27 22:56 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Ireland.

Will the Pirate Party of Ireland participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

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As with most of the parties throughout the Pirate Movement we would hope to be in a position to field candidates in our next general election in 2012. There are of course many calls for an early general election due to the severity of the recession and the governments willingness to pile on a ridiculous amount of debt all to bail out banks that now have no visible inclination to start lending again.

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Party of the Week: Pirate Party of Finland

Posted On: Tue, 2010-07-20 15:37 by Jay

This week's Pirate Party of the Week is the Pirate Party of Finland.
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Will the Pirate Party of Finland participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next elections you will participate in.

The Pirate Party of Finland will participate in parliamentary elections in April 2011. This will be our first major election, since we have previously only participated in municipal elections in one small municipality. Our goal is to get a few seats in the national parliament with 200 representatives. There's no formal threshold so far, but new parties generally need about one percent of the vote in order to succeed.

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