California Pirate Party Featured on PoliticalContext.org

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! 
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CAPP’s First Press Release

This morning we began a major campaign to raise awareness for the California Pirate Party. Specifically, we are preparing press releases to send to media outlets to share information about who we are, what we do, etc. Below please find our first Press Release. There will be many more to come! May 15, 2012 Orion Steele, Vice President California Pirate Party 1267 48th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122 Ph: 909-855-3971 Email: calpirateparty@gmail.comCalifornia Pirate Party Press Release 1.1Greetings! We are a group of California lawyers, debaters, students, activists and young professionals that…
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Pirate Party Success Exposes Shortcomings in Intellectual Property Law

While Pirate Parties around the world may be developing more robust platforms, they are the world's political defense of information freedom and their existence has led to serious debates about copyright reform. Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic Research, writes: "Near the top of the list of the Pirate Party's demons is copyright protection, and rightly so. Copyright protection is an antiquated relic of the late Middle Ages that has no place in the digital era. It is debatable whether such government-granted monopolies were ever the best way to…
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CAPP Art: The California Pirate Bear

We are proud to share some preliminary artwork by the California Pirate Party's lead art designer. This is a concept design for a cross between the iconic California Bear and famous pirate imagery that we would like to use in our promotional materials. We hope to get some feedback as we produce more original content for use at public events, merchandise and the website.  Thank you again to the Artist, we hope to see more from him soon!
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Pirates on the March!

From Helsinki to Toronto, from Lowell, Massachusetts, to Bamberg, Germany, clever and committed activists are simultaneously launching a variety of online efforts to create a more inclusive and direct form of modern democracy.
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Maritime Philosophy – Surfing and AntiCapitalism

In an effort to use this website to share information and freely exchange ideas, we would like to provide free public access to Orion's master's thesis: "Riding Waves on the Plane of Immanence". It is not directly related to pirate party ideology, but it is thematically connected and may be an interesting read: Since it was first popularized in America in the 1950s, surfing has exploded into a youth counterculture, a professional sport and a multi-billion dollar industry. Communication within surf culture revolves around a myriad of unique cultural symbols and…
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Largest German State Censors Pirate Party Website During Election

It appears that the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has censored access to the Piratenpartei website in public schools under the category of "illegal drugs". The German Pirate Party calls for a debate to change the law to regulate marijuana, but does not advocate breaking the law. The censorship comes days before a critical election in the state. The article states: "It should be noted that the Piratenpartei is currently polling at levels that would give the party 8-10% of the seats in the state parliament, so the challenge is real and the challenger is expected…
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Transnational Motley Crews

Marcus Rediker brings you another great video interview that covers a range of topics related to pirate history, the origins of global capitalism and philosophy. We live in a different era, a sea of technology, but it is important to understand the historical community efforts to achieve freedom.
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Pirate History Meets Pirate Politics

Marcus Rediker is a historian, writer, teacher and activist that regularly lectures on pirate history and ideology. We consider ourselves new age pirates rather than baroque pirates, but there are some ideological strands that are unavoidable and fascinating. This is a lecture by Rediker titled "Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age." Listen to the historical legacy of piracy, which is deeply rich with democratic ideals. From the summary of the lecture: "Rediker exposes pirate history and shows how sailors emerged out of deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate,…
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German Pirate Party Makes Gains

Pirates take 6 seats in the German Parliament this week. An unprecedented victory for Pirate Parties around the world and a message that the pirate movement is becoming a growing threat to the bastards exercising information control throughout the globe.   
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