Pirate Hour: Russell Dalton

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aErBzgcL4w&t=1s[/embed] The sixth episode of the Pirate Hour is a fabulous conversation about new trends in political representation and democracy. This week we spoke with Russell Dalton, professor of Political Science at UC Irvine and founding director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. Prof. Dalton has written and/or edited over 20 books and 150 research articles related to the role of citizens in the political process, as well as methods for making democracy more accessible and effective. His recent work evaluates a rising trend of "Apartisanship" in the…
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Pirate Hour: Angela Keaton

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vmq1dMUM2M[/embed] This week we were very lucky to speak with Angela Keaton, development director for¬†Antiwar.com. Ms. Keaton is a libertarian activist and a brilliant speaker regarding third parties and progressive issues. Her work for Antiwar.com helps ¬†build awareness of the dangers of globalization, interventionism and imperialism. Ms. Keaton has also worked to help administer the Libertarian Party for several years. Our discussion with Ms. Keaton was phenomenal. She provides a wonderful analysis of the Pirate Party's chances in California and identifies areas where we can focus to avoid the problems…
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Pirate Hour: William Kelleher and Alan Dechert

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0GpyoUqk4[/embed] The goal of the Pirate Hour is to create a forum for members of the California Pirate Party and the public at large to speak with intellectuals and public figures in a democratic open space to share ideas and information. The third episode of the Pirate Hour was recorded on Thursday, August 9, 2012 and we were very lucky to have two guests this week: William Kelleher and Alan Dechert. Our main topic of conversation this week is online voting in California and throughout the United States. The California…
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Constitution of the Pirate Party of the United States: Open For Debate

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Below please find a draft of the proposed constitution for the Pirate National Committee. As a member of the PNC, the California Pirate Party has to ratify the constitution for it to be effective. Our goal is to use this public space to publicize the proposed constitution and generate discussion about its components. We are open to any opinions or feedback. We will be reading the constitution and discussing it for the next week. On Monday, August 20, we will decide whether or not to ratify the PNC constitution during…
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