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Australia Pirate Party Opposes Minister’s Action

In an epic violation of trust, Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge has intentionally given out a Centrelink client's personal information to Fairfax media, as a part of a political campaign to discredit and silence Australians speaking out against the nightmare of Centrelink's debt recovery program... 'By releasing personal information to "correct the record", Centrelink and federal government MPs and officials have set a dangerous precedent when it comes to handling the information of Australians' said Pirate Party Deputy President, Michael Keating. 'This action shows the federal government's intent with…
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California Pirate Party Meeting, Feb 27, 2017

*Officer’s Reports:* President: Brief overview of tonight’s meeting including upcoming launch of website, new video chat service, visiting with bank, and sending off Dept. of State paperwork. Revival of the Blaarg, let’s get people writing short articles/arguments. FCC has rescinded some components of net neutrality, we should be discussing this. Proposes we purchase business cards to hand to folks. Maybe website team can help us out with graphics for the business cards? VP: @jxxmora5 not able to participate today. Still working on deploying new chat technology, called Rocket.chat. We have…
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Julia Reda and the European Parliament

Since her election to the European Parliament in 2014 as the only representative of the German Pirate Party, the 30-year-old MEP has made weakening copyright protections her single-issue crusade... Reda has accepted that the final version of the legislation winding its way through the Brussels will fall short of her ideals. But as a European Commission proposal moves through the European Parliament, she’s holding out hope of pushing through at least a few of her key changes... Already, she has helped push through important concessions in the proposed legislation, such as allowing scientists…
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California Pirate Party Meeting, Feb 13, 2017

Officer's Report: @orion : Concerned about politics at the state and federal levels. We must stay vigilant! Still very interested in reaching out to T-shirt printing company near his house. @jxxmora5 : We’re testing new chat technology! We should do a stress test (previous testing had 4 people online at once.) The new technology is sounding much easier and has many (if not all) of the functions of Google Hangouts. Planning on rolling out new application for February 27th meeting. VP reported on Zarathustra meeting with Greater LA Pirates. Twas…
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Dutch Pirate Party Qualifies for March 15 Ballot

"On March 15, The Netherlands will hold their Lower House elections.  With the deadline drawing closer, aspiring political parties are scrambling to ensure they make it on the voter’s ballots. To do so, they need enough support from the Dutch districts, as well as pay an 11,250 Euro security to the electoral council. The Dutch Pirate party, together with three other political parties, gained the necessary support and funds to ensure they are included on the March 15 ballots." Read the full article here.
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California Pirate Party Meeting, Jan 30th, 2017

California Pirate Party Meeting, Jan 30th, 2017

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijh16GKAR5Y[/embed] Officer’s Report: @orion discussed two methods to achieving voter recognition in the State of California: A. voter registration, which requires 1% of the population of CA (~100,000) to register as a Pirate, or B: petition, which requires 10% of the voters in the last gubernatorial election (~750,000) to petition for the existence of the California Pirate Party. Orion recommended we pursue both. @jxxmora5 wasn’t present for the meeting, but he and @bbridge checked in briefly prior to the meeting. Jorge has been working on outreach in the Greater LA…
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