Submitted by Michaela Whitton via TheAntiMedia.org, Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party continues to lead nationwide polls as the most popular choice for the next elections. The party — whose policies include internet freedom,Show More Summary
Iceland's Pirate Party, which already has three parliamentary seats, is currently more popular than mainstream parties in Iceland because it is trying more seriously to reform democracy than other parties, Asta Helgadottir told Radio Sputnik.
Iceland's elections are publicly funded, with funds awarded based on polls of the electorate; the Pirates have consistently polled higher than any other party, and the incumbent coalition (whose parties are polling in the single digits)...Show More Summary
Fascinating political events in Iceland, where the conservative prime minister had to step down because of revelations in the Panama Papers about his tax avoidance. But the electorate doesn’t seem to trust the traditional left-of-center parties either because of its responsibility for the nation’s financial crisis. So what is the option? Something called The Pirate […]
LEADING OFF ? Iceland – legislature (fall) The massive leak of private offshore financial documents known as the Panama Papers produced an equally massive political earthquake in Iceland after Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson was shown to have undisclosed financial assets. Show More Summary
That's a real headline. There is a Pirate Party in Germany. The head of its Berlin branch — the delightfully named Bruno Kramm — was in fact arrested. "Citing" is a bit confusing. Kramm was caught talking about and quoting some of the...Show More Summary
TeleSur | – – Bruno Kramm was arrested while protesting against a German law allowing the prosecution of citizens for insulting foreign leaders. The head of Berlin’s Pirate Party branch has been…
Pirate Party at Pelican Park, Queensland, Australia Sunday, April 24 at 12 PM We need you! For the Pastafarian Pirate Party at Pelican Park with the Project. We’re inviting everyone who can make it to a day of pirate fun so we can show the Project what Pastafarians are all about. Faith, fun and pirates! […]
Bruno Kramm, leader of Berlin's branch of the German Pirate Party, was arrested Saturday for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kramm was detained while conducting a "literary analysis," in support of comedian Jan Boehmermann, outside the Turkish Embassy in Berlin. Show More Summary
Berlin chairman of the German Pirate Party Bruno Kramm was arrested by police for citing anti-erdogan satire poem, according to the party’s statement.
A federal court in Oregon has signed off on a judgment against a Popcorn Time user who streamed a copy of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler. While both parties have already agreed on a permanent injunction, the judge in question stripped...Show More Summary
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The most fascinating and encouraging political movement occurring anywhere on earth at the moment is taking place in the tiny nation of Iceland. No, it has nothing to do with the...Show More Summary
After the release of the so-called Panama Papers led to the downfall of Iceland’s prime minister, the Pirate Party is poised to take his place in the next election. In a multi-party nation, 43 percent of voters are now backing the Pirates. They...Show More Summary
Iceland's once-fringe, radical Pirate Party has surged since the Panama Papers leak to become the nation's most popular party. More than 43 percent of respondents in a media poll released last week said they would vote for the Pirates, the most for any party. Show More Summary
Following Panama Paper scandal, Iceland’s Pirate Party is demanding change.
The Panama Papers, an enormous trove of leaked documents from a private law firm, have implicated political figures across the world in alleged schemes to avoid taxes and hide assets in tax havens such as Panama. One such figure was Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. Show More Summary
With Iceland's Prime Minister stepping down over revelations of his financial secrets, thanks to the Panama Papers, many assumed that elections couldn't be far behind -- and if the recent polls could be relied upon, the Icelandic Pirate Party would form the next government. (more…)
``The crisis looks set to fuel the rise of the radical "Pirate party" to unprecedented national influence. Polls suggest Iceland's version of the international direct-democracy and free-speech movement is now the island's most popular political group.'' -- Also, interestingly, the 3 Icelandic bank CEOs put behind bars are now out of jail (at least, to halfway houses)...
Iceland's former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, whose name surfaced in the Panama Papers. (Photo: Stortinget/CC BY-ND 2.0) The Pirate Party began 10 years ago in Sweden, with a platform focused on Internet freedom. ItsShow More Summary
In the wake of a post-leak power vacuum, the anti-establishment party is poised for a revolution.