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Declaration of cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

BY JOHN PERRY BARLOW

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.

Leader's Update: Weigh Anchor! We've got work to do!

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Hello fellow Pirates

Our party is about political engagement and so regardless of how you voted I want to thank all of you for taking part in our internal elections, whether you voted, verified ballots or ran the whole thing.

You really have honoured me with 70% of ballots cast voting Dave for Deputy Leader and I will continue to be a spokesperson for the party in a direction we all can be proud of.

I am however mindful that at least 30% didn’t vote for me and at worst, voted “against” me. Perhaps in a general election this is some what less important as I would already have a clear mandate and wouldn’t have to worry about anything for five years. Alternatively if we were to take a lesson from Labour, we’d be fighting a civil war and having annual leadership elections...

That’s not how the Pirate Party UK does politics.

Where i think the PPUK lies on the political compass

 

Vote Dave for Deputy

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Hello once more fellow Pirates

The deadline for casting your vote draws ever closer as the polls close Thursday 2nd February a touch before midnight.

In the past, the campaigning with our internal elections has been a little thin, more than likely because Pirates are hesitant to turn cannon on one another – but let’s not take lessons from the established parties, that internal elections are a place to blow someone else’s flame out to make yours appear brighter.

Instead, I’m here to make a positive case for my Deputy Leadership and until a Leader rises from our ranks, your Acting Leader.

NEC Election 2017: Deputy Leader

Hello, everyone!

I'm writing this message at around twenty minutes past twelve on Friday morning, the 20th day of January in the year of 2017, so I sincerely apologise if I ramble a little bit...

Today marks the day of Donald Trump's Inauguration as the US President, Brexit continues to be talked about, and the Pirate Party UK NEC Election 2017 Nominations for Secretary and Deputy Leader have closed, and voting has commenced. At least something positive will come about from today.

For those that don't know, the National Executive Committee is an important part of the political blogosphere, and most (if not all) political parties have an NEC at the helm. Constitutionally for PPUK, the NEC is the executive body of the Pirate Party UK, comprised of the elected officers and other members selected to join the committee. Essentially this means that the NEC is important.

I nominated myself for the position of Deputy Leader as I relish a challenge, and I want to get a lot more involved in Party politics than I ever before imagined I would. I've previously held the roles of Press Officer, and Nominations Officer, and I have stories to tell of both.

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January 2017 - Nominations Officer Election - View
Nominations opened: 6 February, 2017 - 12:00
Nominations close: Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 22:00
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