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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 […]

International Elections Digest: Yarrr, mateys! Pirate Party set to plunder Iceland's electoral booty

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

"Pirate Party’s leader detained in Germany for citing poem about Erdogan."

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

Berlin Pirate Party Leader Arrested for Erdogan Insult

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…

Pastafarian Pirate Party in Queensland Australia

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! […]

German politician arrested in Berlin for insulting Turkish president

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

German Police Arrest Pirate Party Leader for Citing Anti-Erdogan Satire

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.

Judge Allows Popcorn Time “Pirate” to Keep on Torrenting

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

Iceland's Pirate Party Polls At Stunning 43% Following PM's Resignation

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

The Rise of the Pirate Party

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

This Radical Protest Pirate Party Is Now Leading Iceland Polls

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Iceland’s Pirate Party Is Preparing for an ‘Unprecedented’ Election

Following Panama Paper scandal, Iceland’s Pirate Party is demanding change.

Panama Papers could topple Iceland's government and elect the anti-establishment Pirate Party

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

Fearing the Pirate Party, Iceland's government scrambles to avoid elections

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

Iceland Prime Minister, From Hiding Claims Resignation "Temporary"; Pirate Party Now Most Popular

``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)...

The Incredible, Rapid Rise of Iceland's Pirate Party

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

Panama Papers Scandal Could Launch Iceland’s Pirate Party to Power

In the wake of a post-leak power vacuum, the anti-establishment party is poised for a revolution.

Panama Papers: Iceland's Pirate Party Prepared to Overhaul Constitution

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the parliamentary chair of Iceland’s Pirate Party, an international movement for digital rights and democratic reform that is the country’s largest political party. Amid protests in Reykjavik over the prime minister’s...Show More Summary

Panama Papers: Pirates Prepare to Takeover Iceland

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is facing calls for early general elections after it was revealed he is among many politicians linked to companies named in the Panama Papers. Dramatically the Pirate Party is leading...Show More Summary

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Party Over Here' on Fox

SERIES Black Sails In the season finale, Rogers (Luke Roberts) leads his forces on a search for the pirates, while elsewhere, Bonny and Rackham (Clara Paget, Toby Schmitz) face odds that are little short of impossible. Luke Arnold, Toby Stephens and Tom Hopper. 9 and 10 p.m. Starz Party Over Here...

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