Outside of the political mainstream, there's a host of fringe parties that cater to what would seem to be very specific groups. There's the Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party, the Pirate Party of Australia and the amusingly named Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party. Show More Summary
Peter "brokep" Sunde -- who co-founded The Pirate Bay and founded Flattr, a system for allowing fans to directly pay the artists they love -- is standing for the European Parliament in Finland on behalf of the Finnish Pirate Party. Sunde was raised in Sweden, but has Finnish roots, and is able to run there. [...]
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is planning to run for the European Parliament in 2014. The Pirate Bay co-founder wants to run as a candidate for the Finnish Pirate Party, he said in a blog post on Tuesday announcing his candidacy to the European Union's directly-elected legislative body. Show More Summary
The Pirate Party of Sweden famously got two MEPs elected to the European Parliament in its last election, and now in an interesting move, Peter Sunde -- probably best known as the former spokesperson for The Pirate Bay -- has announced...Show More Summary
Peter Sunde has announced he will run in the European Parliament elections next year. Sunde, the former spokesman for The Pirate Bay, will participatefor the Finnish branch of the Pirate Party. Sunde has yet to sit out a prison sentence...Show More Summary
"It is the problem of the leftwing. They clean up the vomit after the cocaine party of the neocons, who go into rehab and then come back to reap the benefits." —Birgitta Jonsdottir, head of Iceland's Pirate Party, pretty much nails it. (We would have also accepted a "bag of shit" analogy. --- See more posts by Alex Balk 0 comments
After having a bit of a chin-wag to decide who would be best to represent its interests at the upcoming Federal Election, the Australian Pirate Party has announced its candidates for four states. More »
House Judiciary Committee to review U.S. copyright law, Craigslist wins early round against PadMapper and Pirate Party wins big in Iceland.
The Icelandic Pirate Party has won three seats in its national Parliament in the Pirates' best-ever showing on the world stage. They form a small part of the opposition to the "center-right" Independence Party (Americans, please note that the Independence Party would be considered socialists by present US mainstream political standards). One of the new [...]
The Pirate Party gets into Iceland's Parliament, Tyler Perry accused of ripping off a movie script and indie developers try a new approach to DRM.
The election in Iceland over the weekend was the first time members of the international online freedom movement were elected to the highest levels of a government.
The Pirate Party of Iceland had a huge weekend, winning three seats in Parliament, and anyone who owns intellectual treasure should be paying very close attention. On Saturday, Piratar, formed in November 2012 and modeled after Sweden's Pirate Party, won 5.1 percent of the vote in Iceland's parliamentary election. Show More Summary
Iceland has become the latest country to formally adopt Internet freedom as a political priority, electing three members of the Pirate Party to Parliament.
There's been a bit of political upheaval over in Iceland with this weekend's national election. As was widely expected, the "centre-right" opposition parties have returned to power, though many are pointing out that these are the same folks who "bankrupted" Iceland (though it wasn't them alone who did that...). Show More Summary
The Pirate Party of Iceland has won three seats in parliament after securing 5.1 percent of the national vote. Píratar’s performance is being hailed as the best ever by any national Pirate Party. (And no, that’s not one of the representatives above; in fact, they all look like thoroughly respectable young people.) Iceland’s parliament, which has [...]Show More Summary
The Pirate Party movement has reached new political heights with the election of three members to Iceland’s parliament. It’s the first time multiple Pirate Party members have been part of a national legislature. The first electoral success for one of the numerous national Pirate Parties came in 2009 when the original Swedish group earned 7.1 [...]
Ars Technica: "On Saturday, Iceland held national parliamentary elections and the newly-formed Pirate Party of Iceland won 5.1 percent of the vote. This earned the party three seats in parliament, making the new Píratar the most successful Pirate Party in any national legislative body around the globe."
They say that politics takes time. Yet, history doesn't show any political movement spreading and succeeding as fast as the Pirate Party movement. Will it maintain its accelerated speed, or slow down to follow the tracks of history? Source: Reflections on Iceland’s Election of Pirate MPs
One of the new Pirates, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, has a long history with WikiLeaks.