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Maritime Philosophy – Surfing and AntiCapitalism

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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