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As populist movements take hold, Iceland's Pirate Party offers a glimpse at a more radical future

On the edge of a vast asphalt expanse in this northerly ?capital, behind a big-box retailer and a car wash, the future of democracy was taking shape. Or at least so its participants hoped. "What we think we could do is raise taxes on the wealthy even more," said Ragnar Hannes Gudmundsson, as he...

Expanding Pirate Site Blocks Spark Censorship Fears

A Norwegian court has ordered ISPs to block subscriber access to eight pirate streaming sites, including WatchSeries, TUBE+, and CouchTuner. The new blockades are welcomed by Hollywood's major studios, but the local Pirate Party fears...Show More Summary

Steal This Show S01E11: ‘Is Pirate Party The Private Party?’

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, a special featuring Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge. Should the Pirate Party really be called the Private Party? Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Penguins jersey ‘strongly recommended': Pirates show Pittsburgh solidarity on road trip

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The Pittsburgh Pirates traveled to Denver to play a makeup game against the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind what may amount to the biggest party their hometown has seen in generations. The Penguins, the Bucs’ Steel City-brethren, stand one game away from the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup. And if they beat the San Jose Sharks in […]

Iceland's Biggest Political Party Is Now The "Pirate Party"

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 to the Rescue of Democracy Lost at Sea

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 Pirate Party to receive millions in election funding

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

The Pirate Party

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

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

3 months agoHumor / 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

4 months 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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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