From Der Spiegel:
Once the Greens were Germany's political rebels. But on Sunday they lost their title to the Pirate Party, which won seats in a regional government for the first time. The success of their data-driven message took even the party itself by surprise.
Pirate Party takes seats in Berlin Parliament
The Pirate Party first began in Sweden. However, soon the international pirate party movement took off.
The German Pirate Party won 8.5% of the vote in Sunday's Berlin state elections, winning its first seats in the state legislature.
The SDP and German Green party did well and will probably form a coalition, but the Pirate Party will add a new voice to German politics.
The party's platform calls for the decriminalization of downloading, free internet in cities and the legalization of marijuana.
It's not the first wacky party to make a splash in Europe. Jon Gnarr became Mayor of Reykjavic on promises of open corruption and a polar bear.
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Pirate Party Launches ‘Facebook’ For Movies
In what will be seen as an escalation of their ‘Linking is Not a Crime’ campaign, the Czech arm of the Pirate Party is backing another file-sharing related startup. The project, described as a ‘Facebook’ for movies, is the fourth sharing site launched by Pirates in less than two months. Along with the launch comes an open invitation, should it ever be needed, for The Pirate Bay to take refuge in the country.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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