Acerca | Partido Pirata Chile

Específicamente, propone su visión con tres creencias centrales: “la necesidad de protección de los derechos de los ciudadanos, la voluntad de liberar nuestra cultura, y la idea de que las patentes y los monopolios privados son perjudiciales para la sociedad.” Un movimiento disperso y descentralizado por opción, resulta bastante complejo de analizar dentro de los discursos políticos tradicionales.

Fuente: Acerca | Partido Pirata Chile

Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power | World news | The Guardian

A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the country goes to the polls on Saturday.

Fuente: Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power | World news | The Guardian

Icelandic Pirate Party’s rapid rise may result in citizenship for Snowden | Ars Technica

Icelandic Pirate Party’s rapid rise may result in citizenship for Snowden | Ars Technica.

Pirate support reaches 23.9 percent in recent poll, passing conservative party.

Nearly two years after the Icelandic Pirate Party won three seats in the island nation’s parliament in 2013, a new poll shows that the young party has the highest level of support of any party in the country. According to, an Icelandic news site, the party’s support has reached 23.9 percent.

If the Píratar can translate that level of current support into actual votes in the next election (currently scheduled for 2017), it could lead to a higher likelihood that the country would grant asylum for Edward Snowden, possibly granting him citizenship as well. The Pirates put forward such a bill (Google Translate) in parliament in 2013, but it has not advanced.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who founded the party in 2012, previously told an assembled crowd in Berkeley, California, that she very much wants to help the National Security Agency whistleblower. She currently holds one of the Pirate Party’s three seats in the Icelandic parliament.

The Icelandic parliament has the power to bestow citizenship on applicants by a simple majority vote—most famously this happened with chess champion Bobby Fischer in 2005. Fischer, a native-born American, had run afoul of sanctions laws when he played a match in then-Yugoslavia in 1992. Once he became an Icelander, Fischer flew from Japan, where he had been held in prison, directly to Denmark and on to Iceland. (He lived in Iceland until his death in 2008.)

Why UK politicians could learn a lot from the Pirate party | Comment is free | The Guardian

Why UK politicians could learn a lot from the Pirate party | Comment is free | The Guardian.

 Supporters of the Pirate party in Germany.Supporters of the Pirate party in Germany. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

With just 22 days to go until the election starts, like many social media addicts I am wondering just how much more Official Political Tweeting I can take.

Politics with a small p is, of course, on fire. My social media feeds sizzle with the anger of people from across the globe: over the racism of cops in Ferguson, US, over the destruction of antiquities by Isis, over Jihadi John, over Netanyahu’s 26 standing ovations and, above all, over the alleged criminal behaviour of bankers.

Yet the average mainstream politician runs a Twitter feed sublimely indifferent to the issues that excite the world. “Glad to be on the doorstep in Acme-shire, where we had a good discussion about local nursery provision,” is typical MP’s tweet. It is often accompanied by a photograph of the said meeting, in which nobody at all looks glad, nor indeed involved in any kind of discussion.

The social media output of MPs looks even more unhinged when you see it in the context of the debates raging among their constituents online. In fact, if you look closely at people in a party political hustings these days, you will find many of the punters and all the journalists glued to their phones, discussing almost everything except what the meeting is about.

In this context, the decision by the UK’s newly founded Pirate party to crowdsource its manifesto looks interesting. The Pirate party phenomenon started in Sweden in 2006 and spread to 20 EU countries including Germany, where it secured its one MEP in the 2014 elections.

Up to now, its obsessions have been grouped around the issues of internet freedom, state surveillance and the monopolisation of intellectual property and communications. But a glance at the Reddit page where the crowdsourced UK manifesto is being assembled reveals a much wider agenda. If you discount the pure techie stuff, the top five policies being discussed right now are publication of all government documents; removal of CCTV from public places; exempting small businesses from EU VAT rules; scaling all fines against a convicted person’s wealth; and – as with the Greens – paying everybody a basic income from taxation.

If you interrogate the subtext of these discussions, it is possible to come up with quite an accurate picture of what this part of the UK electorate is worried about. Namely, the size and unaccountable power of the state; criminality and tax evasion among corporations; and the venality and powerlessness of official politics. And though the Pirate party’s membership is small, my online life tells me these are indeed the political worries of a generation.

El Partido Pirata consigue una nueva victoria en Alemania

AGENCIAS. 07.05.2012 – 13:30h

Partido Pirata alemán

Seguidores del Partido Pirata alemán, celebrando su entrada en el Parlamento de Berlín. (Thomas Peter / REUTERS)
  • El Partido Pirata ha logrado entrar este fin de semana en el parlamento regional del Land con más del 8% de los votos en las elecciones de Schleswig Holstein.
  • Es su tercera victoria tras Berlín y el Sarre.
  • Los sondeos pronostican que también obtendrán escaños en las elecciones de Renania del Norte-Westfalia y probablemente en las generales alemanas.