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FCC Takes First Action Toward Undoing Net Neutrality Protections

The Federal Communications Commission today passed a proposal that begins the process of unraveling the regulations currently protecting net neutrality. The FCC voted 2-1 to advance a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a necessary step for an independent federal agency like the FCC to change or implement a rule or regulation. The NPRM lays out a plan that would remove the Internet's current classification as a public utility and re-categorize it as "information service." Such a rule change would open the door for Internet Service Providers to dramatically overhaul how they offer Internet service to their customers.…
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California Pirate Party Meeting, April 10, 2017

@orion and @bbridge were present. @laura and @jxxmora5 had the evening off. *President's Report:* We’re registered with Secretary of State and we appear on the website! When registering to vote as a Pirate, be sure to write in “California Pirate Party” as it seems there’s a risk city officials may not count the registration towards our requisite ~100k. @bbridge encourages Pirates to acquire some voter registration cards and prepare for registration drives. Voter registration cards can be found at your respective city hall. *Meetups:* We’ve reached out to the UC…
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Finland Pirate Party Wins Municipal Seats

The Pirate Party of Finland is finally beginning to reap the fruits of its long-standing efforts to establish itself in the political arena, rejoices Tiina Malinen, a deputy chairperson of the party’s district organisation in Pirkanmaa. The Pirate Party won its first two seats in the municipal elections held on Sunday, after coming up empty-handed in the first three elections organised after its foundation in 2008. Read the whole article here.
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Iceland Pirate Party Want EU Talks Referendum

The Pirate Party have put forth an EU referendum proposal to restart negotiations with the European Union, reports RÚV. The Pirate Party suggest a referendum for the spring of 2018, with the simple question: “Would you like the government to restart accession negotiations with the European Union for Iceland’s possible membership?” With two simple options, Yes or No. Read the whole article here.
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California Pirate Party Meeting, March 27, 2017

This was a short meeting. There were audio problems. @orion and @laura were present. @jxxmora5 and @bbridge were out. *Website:* It's been launched! Head to and check it out. @laura noted website team is still tweaking things including themes. Let us know if there are suggestions. Additionally, the donation page is up and running. Donations can be made at *Other Stuff:* IRS papers have been submitted. We should be in good standing with the IRS. Thanks @laura and @orion. @orion is working on a press release which we…
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