[Pirate Times Newsletter] The fifteenth edition.

A pirate newsletter with global news piratetimes at lists.pp-international.net
Mon May 27 20:27:34 CEST 2013


===== Edition 15 =====
vom May 27, 2013

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Pirate Times Newsletter. To<br />
start with I would like to apologize for the long absence. Due to some<br />
technical problems it wasn't possible to send out a newsletter for a<br />
few weeks. But here we are again, up and running to bring you news<br />
about the pirate movement and a lot of interesting stuff happend in<br />
the last weeks. There was the general assembly of the Pirate Party<br />
International in kazan where the delegates elected a new board and<br />
approved new members. We already started to introduce these new<br />
members to you with the Pirate Party of Japan and the introduction if<br />
the Pirate Party of South Korea will follow soon. We also got great<br />
news from Croatia and Poland. The Pirate Party in Croatia managed to<br />
get 21% in one of their cities during the recent local elections. The<br />
good news from Poland are that they hold their first general assembly<br />
and with these act starting up the Polish Pirate Party again.<br />
Furthermore we report form the German general assembly and the<br />
elections in Iceland where one of our authors accompanied the local<br />
pirates and wrote about his experiences. We hope you enjoy the news<br />
and we\'re always happy for feedback, ideas or tips at contact at<br />
piratetimes.net  The Pirates Times Team  Btw: You can also read the<br />
Pirate Times online at our blog [1] or for offline reading just<br />
download the PDF version: http://piratetimes.net/wp-uploads/news/2013/05/edition15.pdf<br />
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=== Contents ===

The Current State of the Pirate Movement in Japan – an Inteview
France parliamentary elections: Low turnout may be good for French Pirate candidates
PPI’s New Board Carries Hopes and a Big Weight
International Projects in e-Government and Digital Cooperation
The first General Assembly of the Polish Pirate Party
PP Croatia Reaches 21% in City District, Winning Two Out of Nine Board Seats
P-REVIEW 13-19 MAY 2013 with Videos and Podcasts
Flattr Appreciation During April Euro 14.93
The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – April 2013
An Evening with Marina Weisband and Direct Democracy
Local elections in Croatia
Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca
P-review 6-12 May 2013
German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 3
“Pirates in Education” are running for a seat in the Greek teachers federation
German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 2
German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 1
General Assembly of the German Pirate Party May 2013
IMMI – A Safe Haven for Digital Rights – An Introduction
P-review 29 April – 5 May 2013
Iceland Report #5: A Look Back
Pirate Times Quiz Iceland Special
Young Pirates SE Want to Introduce Mass Immigration and Form Nordic Federal State
P-review April 29 to May 5 2013
Iceland Report #4 : History Made by a Hair’s Breadth
Iceland Report #3 ; Final Campaigning for a Better Iceland
Euroscepticism Won The Elections In Croatia
Report from Iceland #2
Report from Iceland #1
Fund Raising
P-review 15 – 21 April 2013
PPI Conference in Kazan, Russia
The Belgian Pirate Party between Sadness and Happiness
Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit
Insurance Against Filesharing Lawsuits Launched in Sweden
Interview with New Zealand Pirate Party President
P-review 8-14 April 2013
Flattr Appreciation During March Euro 13.69
The Pirate Times Pirate Party Policy Comparison Table


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The Current State of the Pirate Movement in Japan – an Inteview
vom May 27, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

During the recent General Assembly of the national German Pirate Party
in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz in April 2013 the Pirate Times met  Maru
Tom and Chiaki Atsumi (Minci) from the Pirate Movement in Japan. With
the technical help of our German language sister publication the
Flaschenpost and especially Holger Burbach we are able to bring you an
audio interview with them.

http://piratetimes.net/japan-pirates/
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France parliamentary elections: Low turnout may be good for French Pirate candidates
vom May 26, 2013 geschrieben von Stathis Leivaditis

Are you a French citizen voting for 1st and 8th District outside
France? Well if you are voting for the pirates there is a chance to
give your support in the elections to candidates interested in more
than getting a warm seat in the Assemblée Nationale.

http://piratetimes.net/france-parliamentary-elections-low-turnout-may-be-good-for-french-pirate-candidates/
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PPI’s New Board Carries Hopes and a Big Weight
vom May 25, 2013 geschrieben von Josef Ohlsson Collentine

Despite some facts that burdened the atmosphere of the general
assembly, data and numbers show that PPI continues to inspire and
attract Pirates worldwide.  PPI accepted 14 new members, increasing
the number of Pirate Parties in PPI to 42 countries . They also
accepted a further six observer members, elected a new board and voted
on some statute changes.

http://piratetimes.net/ppis-new-board-carries-hopes-and-a-big-weight/
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International Projects in e-Government and Digital Cooperation
vom May 24, 2013 geschrieben von Josef Ohlsson Collentine

One of the areas that the Pirate Parties are trying to act on is the
adjustment of politics to a new digital age. This can be achieved
through adding more transparency to the governments, opening them up
for more collaboration and use of data and turning the government into
more of an eGovernment in order to both use more of the benefits
brought by our digital age and protect us from its risks.

http://piratetimes.net/international-projects-in-e-government-and-digital-cooperation/
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The first General Assembly of the Polish Pirate Party
vom May 23, 2013 geschrieben von Zbigniew Łukasiak

On 18 May 2013 the new Polish Pirate Party had its first General
Assembly. The party was founded last year after the previous one was
dissolved by a court order in 2009, the new party was created by many
of the people involved in the first one and it is considered a second
incarnation of the same party.

http://piratetimes.net/pppl-ga/
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PP Croatia Reaches 21% in City District, Winning Two Out of Nine Board Seats
vom May 22, 2013 geschrieben von Koen De Voegt

Last weekend local elections took place in Croatia and the Pirate
Party had its first success.

http://piratetimes.net/croatia-election-success/
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P-REVIEW 13-19 MAY 2013 with Videos and Podcasts
vom May 21, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week
and a preview of some events coming in the week ahead. We are also
trying out a new feature - a list of videos and podcasts that were
published in the last week that are relevant to the World Pirate
movement and are in English.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-13-19-may-2013-with-videos-and-podcasts/
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Flattr Appreciation During April Euro 14.93
vom May 20, 2013 geschrieben von Josef Ohlsson Collentine

In April we had 35 things flattred by 15 unique users. In total we
were flattred 76 times last month and received Euro 14.93 in support
for our work.

http://piratetimes.net/flattr-appreciation-during-april-euro-14-93/
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The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – April 2013
vom May 19, 2013 geschrieben von Josef Ohlsson Collentine

During the month of March the Pirate movement grew by 7,011 followers
on Facebook and 4,725 followers on Twitter. This brings the total
amount of people following a Pirate Party on Facebook or Twitter to
712,480 people.

http://piratetimes.net/the-pirate-movement-on-facebook-and-twitter-april-2013-2/
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An Evening with Marina Weisband and Direct Democracy
vom May 18, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On the evening of Friday 17 May 2013 Marina Weisband introduced and
read sections of her book "Wir Nennen es Politik" (We Call it
Politics)  with the subtitle "Ideas for a Contemporary Democracy" to
an audience in an auditorium in Bremen, Germany.

http://piratetimes.net/an-evening-with-marina-weisband-and-direct-democracy/
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Local elections in Croatia
vom May 17, 2013 geschrieben von Koen De Voegt

It's hard work being a Pirate in Croatia. Only a month after the
campaign for the EU elections, the campaign is on again in this former
Yugoslav republic. This time it are the local and regional elections.
The Pirate Party of Croatia (Piratska Stranka) will compete in 6
cities or towns.

http://piratetimes.net/local-elections-in-croatia/
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Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca
vom May 16, 2013 geschrieben von Fabián Plaza Miranda

On 10 - 11 May 2013, the first Democratic Organizations Congress took
place in Salamanca, hosted and coordinated by USAL students who are
members of the oldest University in Spain.

http://piratetimes.net/congress-in-salamanca/
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P-review 6-12 May 2013
vom May 14, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and
a preview of some events coming in the week ahead. We are also trying
out a new feature - a list of videos and podcasts that were published
in the last week that are relevant to the World Pirate movement and
are in English. See below.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-6-12-may-2013-2/
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German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 3
vom May 13, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On the final day of the General assembly the Germany Pirates have
taken an important step towards the election of   more Pirate MEPs in
the upcoming 2014 European Elections and continuing cooperation
between national parties by ratifying the "Paris Declaration". This
declaration outlines the purpose of the PPEU (Pirate Parties of
Europe). This was done with no formal objections.

http://piratetimes.net/ppde-ga-3/
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“Pirates in Education” are running for a seat in the Greek teachers federation
vom May 12, 2013 geschrieben von Stathis Leivaditis

The teacher and chairman of the Board of PPGR, Thanasis Gounaris, had
an excellent idea last November about creating the ballot list called
"Pirates in Education" . This ballot list, which is supported by PPGR,
is for the teachers' national elections of representatives in their
service board. His idea was warmly embraced by his colleagues
nationwide and the results were an unexpected result of 2,05%.

http://piratetimes.net/pirates-in-education-running-for-greek-teachers-federation/
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German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 2
vom May 12, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On Saturday 11 May 2013 the German Pirates got down to the business of
formulating policies that will help them gain electoral success in
September.

http://piratetimes.net/ppde-ga-2/
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German Pirate Party General Assembly Day 1
vom May 11, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On Friday 10 May 2013 the German Bundesparteitag (Federal General
Assembly) Started punctually at 13:37 with a speech from Bruno Kramm

http://piratetimes.net/ppdegaday1/
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General Assembly of the German Pirate Party May 2013
vom May 10, 2013 geschrieben von Daniel Ebbert

On 10 - 12 may 2013 the general assembly of the German Pirate Party
will take place in Neumarkt. This GA will mainly be focused on party
policies in order to prepare for the elections in September. But it
won't be only about party policies, it will also be about statue
changes in order elect a few new members board. Two former members of
the board already resigned and a third member of the board will resign
at the GA. Important motions for the GA are the motions about a
permanent online GA in order to pass new policies quicker and to
enhance the democratic processes in the german pirate party.

http://piratetimes.net/general-assembly-of-the-german-pirate-party-may-2013/
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IMMI – A Safe Haven for Digital Rights – An Introduction
vom May 8, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

Over the coming weeks we want to introduce you to and explain  IMMI
(International Modern Media Initiative ) and how it relates to the
Pirate Movement. In this article we will bring you two videos.

http://piratetimes.net/immi-introduction/
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P-review 29 April – 5 May 2013
vom May 6, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week 29
April - 5 May 2013 and a preview of some events coming in the week
ahead.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-29-april-5-may-2013/
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Iceland Report #5: A Look Back
vom May 5, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A week has passed since the election and the first three Pirates were
elected to the oldest parliament in the world. Two of  them, Helgi and
Jon Thor are coming to terms with their new positions and
responsibilities. Not only being now a part of the Icelandic political
scene they have to come to terms with being well known in the world,
not only of Pirates but in the activist universe.  The more
politically experienced Birgitta will no longer be a lone voice in the
Althingi.

http://piratetimes.net/iceland-report-5-a-look-back/
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Pirate Times Quiz Iceland Special
vom May 3, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

This month's quiz is centered on the historic Icelandic elections of
27 April 2013

http://piratetimes.net/pirate-times-quiz-iceland-special/
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Young Pirates SE Want to Introduce Mass Immigration and Form Nordic Federal State
vom April 30, 2013 geschrieben von Anton Nordenfur

The Swedish Young Pirates had their annual member congress in April,
on which they elected a new board, as well as new politics on areas
such as immigration, marriage rights, voting age, environment, and
other.

http://piratetimes.net/young-pirates-se-want-to-introduce-mass-immigration-and-form-nordic-federal-state/
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P-review April 29 to May 5 2013
vom April 29, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and
a preview of some events coming in the week ahead.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-april-29-to-may-5-2013/
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Iceland Report #4 : History Made by a Hair’s Breadth
vom April 28, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On Saturday 27 April 2013 Pirate history was made and three members of
a national Pirate Party were elected to be representatives in their
national parliament. Iceland is the first country to have Pirates
having a say in the running of their country.

http://piratetimes.net/iceland-report-4-history-made-by-a-hairs-breadth/
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Iceland Report #3 ; Final Campaigning for a Better Iceland
vom April 27, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

Today, 27 April 2013 is the big day. If things go as expected then for
the first time in the short seven year history of the Pirate Movement,
Pirates will be elected as Representatives to a national Parliament.
Icelands.

http://piratetimes.net/iceland-report-3-final-campaigning-for-a-better-iceland/
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Euroscepticism Won The Elections In Croatia
vom April 26, 2013 geschrieben von Stathis Leivaditis

After Interviewing Maša Utković, PPHR’s (Pirate Party of Croatia)
leader and head of “List 22” - the euroballot of the party, you
can easily realize that the winner in Croatia's recent, first ever
euroelections was euroscepticism. The clear indifference and lack of
participation shown by voters, only 20,84% turnout, confirmed citizens
low interest for the European Union.

http://piratetimes.net/euroscepticism-won-the-elections-in-croatia/
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Report from Iceland #2
vom April 26, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

On the last day before the election we though you might be interested
to get a look at what else is going on in Iceland.

http://piratetimes.net/report-from-iceland-2/
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Report from Iceland #1
vom April 25, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

The campaign for the Icelandic elections is being waged largely on the
airwaves and online.

http://piratetimes.net/report-from-iceland-1/
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Fund Raising
vom April 25, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

There are two things that Pirate Parties constantly lack - time and
money. The first of these would require a fundamental change in the
laws of society or physics and neither is very easy to bring about.

http://piratetimes.net/fund-raising/
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P-review 15 – 21 April 2013
vom April 22, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and
a preview of some events coming in the week ahead.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-15-21-april-2013/
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PPI Conference in Kazan, Russia
vom April 21, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

20 - 21 April 2013 - Pirate Parties International will be holding
their annual conference in Karzan

http://piratetimes.net/ppi-conference-in-kazan-russia/
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The Belgian Pirate Party between Sadness and Happiness
vom April 20, 2013 geschrieben von Patrick Schiffer

The week before the general assembly, on the 23 - 24 March 2013, a
deep impact shaped the contrasts of the life of the Belgian Pirates.
It was revealed, during the week that the co-founder of the Belgian
Pirate Party, co-founder of Pirate Parties International as well as a
very popular friend of Pirates worldwide, Jurgen Rateau, lost his life
far too early at the age of 42. Too young to die.

http://piratetimes.net/the-belgian-pirate-party-between-sadness-and-happiness/
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Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit
vom April 18, 2013 geschrieben von Matic Urbanija

. Sašo Miklič, coordinator for implementation of direct democracy in
Pirate Party of Slovenia (PP-SI), explains the basics of (electronic)
direct democracy for Slovenia.

http://piratetimes.net/saso-miklic-we-have-a-democratic-deficit/
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Insurance Against Filesharing Lawsuits Launched in Sweden
vom April 17, 2013 geschrieben von Anton Nordenfur

A new service has been launched in Sweden, covering any fines served
in filesharing lawsuits against the user. For a €25 annual fee, the
user is protected in any coming lawsuit for copyright infringment.

http://piratetimes.net/insurance-against-filesharing-lawsuits-launched-in-sweden/
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Interview with New Zealand Pirate Party President
vom April 16, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

The Pirate Times continues to introduce you to Pirate Parties around
the world. Today we look at  the Pirate Party of New Zealand or
Aotearoa. We asked the President a few questions about the party and
himself.

http://piratetimes.net/interview-with-new-zealand-pirate-party-president/
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P-review 8-14 April 2013
vom April 15, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

A regular review of some things that happened in the previous week and
a preview of some events coming in the week ahead.

http://piratetimes.net/p-review-8-14-april-2013/
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Flattr Appreciation During March Euro 13.69
vom April 13, 2013 geschrieben von Josef Ohlsson Collentine

In March we had 23 things flattred by 15 unique users.

http://piratetimes.net/flattr-appreciation-during-march-euro-13-69/
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The Pirate Times Pirate Party Policy Comparison Table
vom April 14, 2013 geschrieben von Andrew Reitemeyer

The Pirate Times brings you a new feature to help understand how the
Movement is developing on a global scale. It is a table of policies
and which national Pirate Parties take a stand on them.

http://piratetimes.net/the-pirate-times-pirate-party-policy-comparison-table/


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