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  • Edward Snowden denied Icelandic citizenship after being voted down by its parliament

    07/05/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    NY Daily News & Reuters ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013, 3:43 PM
    Edward Snowden denied Icelandic citizenship after being voted down by its parliament The vote leaves Snowden - believed to be staying in a transit area at a Moscow airport - with one option fewer as he seeks a country to shelter him from U.S. espionage charges. Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, was denied citizenship by Iceland.A bid by Edward Snowden for Icelandic citizenship failed when the country's parliament voted not to debate it before the summer recess, lawmakers said on Friday. The vote leaves Snowden - believed to be staying in a...
  • Iceland's Pirate Party wants to offer Edward Snowden citizenship

    07/05/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/05/2013 | JAYMI MCCANN and AP REPORTER
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden might soon be living up to his frigid last name as Icelandic lawmakers have put legislation on the table that would make the NSA's most wanted man a citizen of the polar country. Member of Iceland's parliament Ögmundur Jónasson first made the proposition this morning, the last day before the 63-member legislative body begins their summer leave. Granting citizenship to Snowden, who admits to revealing key details of U.S. surveillance activities would circumvent the rule that he must be on Icelandic soil to apply for asylum there. The same tactic helped get eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer...
  • Will the Pirates democratise Europe?

    04/12/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies
    Die Welt, Berlin ^ | 4/12/2012 | Detlef Gürtler
    Overnight the Pirate Party has become a third political force in Germany, and has become much more than a dragnet trawling protest voters. According to Die Welt, the Pirate Party could be the pioneer of a new democracy in the post-industrial era, and indeed throughout Europe. The jury is still out on whether from the Pirates will prove to be more than a footnote to European democracy. But if the pirates are not crippled by growing pains they stand a good chance of formally transforming democracy in the 21st century, mastering the end of the era of growth, achieving a...
  • Pirate Party hopes for free future

    10/27/2009 8:52:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 497+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/19/09 | Ian Youngs
    Pirate Party hopes for free future By Ian Youngs Music reporter, BBC News The Pirate Party, a political movement born out of music file-sharing, has gained support in Sweden and Germany, and is planning to field candidates in the next UK general election. It wants to encourage all file-sharing and slash copyright - to the horror of many artists and entertainment executives. So are they a significant force or a fleeting bunch of freeloaders? If Rick Falkvinge did not already know what the music industry thought of him, the Pirate Party founder found out at the In The City music...
  • ’Hundred people an hour’ joining Pirate Party UK

    08/18/2009 4:14:48 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 22 replies · 1,328+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 14 Aug 2009 | Claudine Beaumont
    The Pirate Party, a political group which hopes to legalise internet filesharing, has attracted a huge number of new members since announcing its plans to contest seats at the next election. Andrew Peter Robinson, the leader of the Pirate Party, said they had been flooded by enquiries from people who wanted to join the group. At its peak, he said, around 100 people an hour were signing up to become party members. "It has exceeded all expectations," he said. "Put it this way – donations have been coming in so fast that PayPal were concerned we were a fraudulent site."...
  • (Anti-Muslim) Sweden Democrats at record high: poll

    08/14/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 1,057+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 08/14/2009 | TT/The Local
    The far-right Sweden Democrats have increased their support to a record 5.6 percent, according to a new voter poll published on Thursday. The Pirate Party, fresh from its success in the EU elections, has however fallen 1.3 percentage points and enjoys 2.9 percent support, according to the poll by United Minds and Cint which was published in the Aftonbladet newspaper. Since the previous poll in July the Sweden Democrats have increased their support by 1.5 points. Party leader Jimmie Åkesson is aiming for even higher in the general election to be held next year. "Our goal is to land on...
  • Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties (OSCON'07 Keynote speech)

    08/10/2007 6:24:09 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 16 replies · 404+ views
    O'Reilly Net publishing ^ | Thursday, July 26 2007 | Rick Falkvinge
    Keynote Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties Rick Falkvinge Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 9:30am - 9:45am Location: Portland Ballroom Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party and the international politicized pirate movement, talks about the rise and success of pirates, and why pirates are necessary in today's politics. He'll also outline the next steps in the pirates' strategy to change global copyright laws. The fight against copyright aggression tends to focus on economic aspects of the shift to a networked economy. Falkvinge explains how this conflict is much more important than that: the fight against the copyright regime is...