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Press release: Pirate Parties International conference in Brussels 16 -18 April

Posted On: Tue, 2010-04-13 12:30 by Jay

On 16-18 April 2010, 70 representatives of Pirate Parties from 22 countries will meet in Brussels to form the umbrella organization Pirate Parties International (PPI), prepare a common declaration of principles for Pirate Parties and elect the first official board of the PPI. On Sunday 18 at 14:00 (local time) a press conference will be held to inform the public about the outcome of the discussions and give the newly elected board the opportunity to present the organization.

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Patrick Mächler steps down - Jerry Weyer Steps up!

Posted On: Tue, 2010-03-02 17:36 by Duke

Before the Viena conference in 2007, PPI was nothing but a mailinglist. Andrew Norton (United States) was appointed as coordinator of the PPI collective in September 2008. He had to step down in August 2009 due to the high workload and resulting health issues.

He passed the function over to the "coreteam" which since then lead Pirate Parties International. Patrick Mächler & Samir Allioui lead this team of hard-working pirate volunteers as co-presidents. So far, at lot of progress has been made.

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Posted On: Fri, 2010-02-26 15:56 by Duke

The Swiss Pirate Party has recently published their STOPP-ACTA website. This is a portal designed to inform us about and coordinate our efforts against this "international trade agreement" that proposes significant infringements of our civil freedoms.

As a first step in registering your opposition to this treaty, please sign the e-petition and be one more to say NO to the governments that are promoting this monster in their attempt to control the Internet and our modern methods of communication, sharing knowledge and relating to each.

You can also join their forum or use their "Tell a Friend" system to let people know what ACTA is and why we must resist it. Let us gather facts about this agreement and inform the public so everyone can make their own opinion.

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Russian Pirate Party elects first official leadership

Posted On: Tue, 2010-02-02 15:37 by coretx

On January 19th through 21st, 2010, the first elections of the Russian Pirate Party's leadership have taken place. The eight members of the party's founding committee voted through the party's public forum, according to the election rules set up previously.

The newly elected chairman is Stanislav Shakirov, recently turned 23, a MSU mathematics graduate from Moscow who runs a small IT consultancy. He received 7 of 8 votes. Edgar Voskresensky from Moscow became vice-chairman. The founding commitee decided unanimously that all its members should join the Party Council.

Currently the Russian Pirate Party is an unofficial organization and part of the international Pirate movement.

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Pirate Conference 2010

Posted On: Sat, 2010-01-16 17:35 by Duke

Dear Pirates,

The PPI conference will take place on 16-18th April 2010 in Brussels. Most of the information below is aimed at Pirate Party leaders, but some is relevant to all pirates.

We would like 2 delegates per nation to exercise voting power. For EU-based pirate party delegates we can provide free entrance; however due to the nature of the funding, delegates from non-EU-based parties will likely have to cover their expenses on their own budget. More details on the financing will be announced when we have more information (hopefully before the end of January).

As it is difficult to get a the space to host hundreds of pirates and we have limited financial resources there may have to be a limit on the number of guest pirates from each party.

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Pirate Volunteers Needed

Posted On: Sat, 2010-01-16 17:24 by Duke

In preparation for the conference, we are setting up two taskforces. If you are interested in helping out with either taskforce, please read the details below:

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Ideas Wanted

Posted On: Sat, 2010-01-16 17:03 by Duke

Currently we are particularly interested in hearing what ideas pirates and PPs have about PPI. In particular, we would like to know what people want or expect from PPI, how it should operate and what functions it should have. (We are aware that some parties have proposed starting an internal work group on these sort of issues, but think it would be best if we all worked together on this.)

Just a note to make it clear: In our sense the name PPI stands for "Pirate Parties International", not "Pirate Party International". Both have been used in different circumstances and we would like to remove any confusion about this, e.g. for the sake of corporate identity. The original idea behind PPI was not that it would be a "party", but a NGO - an umbrella organisation for all pirate parties around the world and to focus their efforts. We feel that "Pirate Parties International" makes this more obvious. Thus we'd like to ask whether there are any objections if from now on we stick with "Pirate Parties International" and discourage the usage of "Pirate Party International".

If you have any thoughts on this please contact us either through the coreteam email, the mailing list or use the comments section.

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Posted On: Mon, 2009-12-21 18:55 by coretx

The Pirate Party Austria regrets to announce, that its founder and
former board member, Florian Hufsky, deceased on December 16th .

Thanks to Florian Hufsky's pioneering spirit, Austria was one of the
first countries with an own pirate party, founded in summer 2006. Back
then he was one of the few brave people, who stood up against those,
who want to enforce economic or governmental interests by sacrificing
civil rights.

Florian's enthusiasm was a huge inspiration for pirates on a national,
as well as on an international level. The pirate movement would not be
the same today, if it wasn't for Florian's untiring support at the

ACTA Taskforce International (DRAFT actionplan)

Posted On: Sat, 2009-11-28 08:17 by cwicket

Hi PP-leaders,

We in PPI have been made aware of the PP's initiatives to fight ACTA
such as the Swedish, Australian, Austrian and German press releases.
There are also initiatives for national taskforce in Germany etc. so
we in PPI see this as a international issue due to the scope of ACTA
where me and Laurent Le Besnerais
(laurent.lebesnerais@pp-international.net) are leaders of a taskforce
against ACTA. We started working on a DRAFT for a action plan against
ACTA and we want your feedback before proceeding (publish etc.) so
please have a look at the DRAFT or send to your national ACTA

Success at the German parliamentary elections

Posted On: Thu, 2009-10-01 13:36 by dare

The German Pirates were able to score 2% at the
parliamentary elections.
Despite a historically low turnout of only 70.8% this still
means over 845.000 votes for the Pirate Party.
Also via the reimbursement of expenses coming from the state
they could now get about 720.000€,
depending on the funding they can raise independently.

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