Pirate Party Interview: Orion Steele, Boatswain (VP) of California Pirate Party

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AXjCBF03gBM[/embed] Marc Strassman brings us another great pirate party interview. This time, Strassman speaks with Orion Steele, vice president of the California Pirate Party. Their discussion covers topics such as what it means to be a pirate, what the California Pirate Party stands for and ways that anyone can get involved!
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Excerpts from “Memórias Proibidão”: Pirate Stories for Social Justice

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Favelas in Rio de Janeiro One of the most volatile and apparent results of extreme socioeconomic disparity is happening in the big, bright tourist towns of Brazil, invisible to the eyes of many (if not most) Americans. Rio de Janeiro, a city famous for its beautiful beaches populated by beautiful people, tries to hide its dirty secret: its extreme levels of poverty, misallocation of wealth and power, and silent racism, all of which are visible in the numerous favelas towering in the hills above the rest of the city. These…
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General Computation, Copyright and the Future of Our Digital Evolution

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HUEvRyemKSg[/embed] California Pirate Party highly recommends the following speech by Cory Doctorow, blogger, journalist, science fiction writer and co-editor of Boing Boing. In this speech, Doctorow examines the history of piracy regulation and uses our current trajectory to imagine a future where computation is regulated and controlled at all levels of implementation. He makes a compelling argument for a massive re-thinking of our approach to general computation.
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Pirate Party Interview: Andreas Nitsche on LiquidFeedback

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZaCtQUNUVdM[/embed] Marc Strassman talks with Andreas Nitsche, co-developer of LiquidFeedback, an interactive tool for group decision-making. Below, we provided a speech by Jan Hemme at the Personal Democracy Forum. In that video, Hemme discusses the structure of Liquid Democracy. Here, Nitsche talks about the origins, operations, and uses of the program.
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Pirate Party Interview: Lola Voronina, International Coordinator for Pirate Party Russia and Co-Chair of PP International

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QeJ_1kwrkTg[/embed] Marc Strassman brings us another wonderful interview on Pirate Party politics. Today, we present an interview with Lola Voronina, Co-Chair of Pirate Party International and International Coordinator for the Russian Pirate Party. This interview discusses the role of Pirate Party International, platform positions and why the time is right to launch successful pirate party movements around the world. Ms. Voronina provides excellent information for pirates in California and other local communities. Drawing connections between local communities and global activism is one aspect of digital democracy that we celebrate. Please leave a comment…
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Jan Hemme Explains Liquid Democracy

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=n35-HsVavfg[/embed] The Pirate Party stands for a radical new form of democracy that incorporates any and all voices for transparent radical decision making. Liquid Feedback is one way that pirates implement this ideology. Liquid Feedback is an online tool for democratic decision making that allows any member to vote on any issue that is important to them at any time. There are many questions related to the process of using Liquid Feedback. Here is a video presentation by Jan Hemme, who develops online tools for the pirate party in Germany. In the presentation to…
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