2012 January 28
Earlier today, Loz Kaye, leader of the Pirate Party, published a statement highlighting a major threat to the Internet, to civil liberties, and our political and legal systems; ACTA. Following this, the Party has received many requests asking what we, ordinary citizens can do about this, and the best way to stop it.
- Raise awareness of ACTA - make sure people know that it exists and the danger it poses.
- Contact your MEPs, urging them to vote against it when they get the chance to (in June, for most of them).
- Contact your local MP (or MSPs, AMs and councillors, if you have them), letting them know about ACTA, and why it should be stopped.
- Join over 600,000 people across the world in signing AVAAZ's petition against ACTA.
- Openly support any of the many organisations campaigning against ACTA, and encourage others to do so as well.
Follow the link below to access the full version, with details on what has already happened, who to contact, how and when to contact them, and what to say.
2012 January 06
Happy New Year.
This time is always a period to look back over the year that has gone, and see what it means for the year to come. At times, it seemed like there was almost too much news in 2011. So many certainties seemed to fall away, perhaps the scariest part of the last 12 months, yet also it shows the future can be different. It is that determination and optimism that characterises the Pirate movement for me.
These days, one of the chief problems that any new movement faces is surviving the first flash of excitement. People's attention spans, particularly online, can be short. During 2011 Pirate Party UK has come the other side of that period stronger in my opinion.