Welcome to the official website of the California Pirate Party
The California Pirate Party is a political organization that aims to become a qualified political party to run candidates in California primary elections beginning in 2013. Our goal is to provide a political voice to the 99% and harness the spirit of imagination to achieve substantive political goals. The California Pirate Party hosts a variety of debates to raise awareness about global issues and encourage civic participation. The California Pirate Party provides support and resources to activists that are working to make the world more fair. The California Pirate Party hosts public events to speak, share, and explore the future.
Watch and Participate in our Weekly Meetings!
The California Pirate Party holds weekly meetings every Monday night at 9pm (pacific time). We host the meetings through Google+ Hangouts. The meetings are open to the public, and we invite you to come join the conversation. Additionally, we will be providing youtube videos of each meeting so that you can follow our progress if you cannot make it to the meetings.
Our seventeenth weekly meeting is now available on YouTube. The meeting took place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9pm PDT. This week we discuss our follow up with the California Secretary of State regarding our current number of registered members and potential problems we may have with counties failing to count voters who register with the California Pirate Party. We are conducting an investigation with the counties and this weekly meeting has information regarding our research. Please let us know if you have had any problems registering for the Pirate Party so that we can make sure the system works. We also discuss the Pirate Hour schedule for the next couple weeks and website development.
Check out the California Pirate Party Video Show: The Pirate Hour!
Episode 10: David Brin
The tenth episode of the Pirate Hour is a philosophical discussion about a transparent society, government influence and a projection of the future if current trends are followed. Speaking with David Brin about his work and philosophy as it relates to human nature and political participation was an amazing opportunity. Brin is a scientist, futurist and award winning science fiction writer. He has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula awards for his work writing novels, short stories, graphic novels, nonfiction and articles. His most recent novel is Existence, a ground breaking story about the near and distant future. Brin is also an authority on future trends in business, politics and radical transparency.
In this episode, Brin speaks with us about his book The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? He explains the call for reciprocal transparency and the tools that citizens can use to hold the government accountable. Brin also speaks about his perspective on intellectual property and copyright/patents as an artist that makes a living by marketing his ideas. Brin's philosophy is refreshing because it projects meaning and understanding from thousands of years of human evolution and activity. Our conversation with him was insightful, funny and uplifting.
We are grateful that David Brin agreed to speak with us on the Pirate Hour and we encourage any viewers to check out his site, davidbrin.com, and look into his new book Existence. As always, we thank Marc Strassman for moderating and hosting the Pirate Hour. We would love to hear any suggestions about how we can improve the Pirate Hour or any suggestions about who to ask to speak on the Pirate Hour.
Coverage of the Recent Success of the German Pirates
California Pirate Party Featured on PoliticalContext.org
5/17/12 - Political Context is a wonderful web site that is dedicated to in-depth policy analysis covering a wide range of public policy issues. The California Pirate Party is fortunate to be featured on the blog with the publication of our first Press Release. Please check out the blog entry, as well as the wealth of high quality literature and analysis available at Political Context. The California Pirate Party hopes to bring you a podcast through Political Context and Shared Sacrifice some time in the next couple weeks!
TED Talk by Pirate Party Founder Rick Falkvinge
Upcoming Episodes of the Pirate Hour:
10/18/12 - Thomas Elias