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Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 21:30

No, it's not the title of the latest Zelda game. The #SaveTheLink campaign has been pushing to keep the internet a free place to express ourselves after the EU Commission proposed a new EU Copyright...

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Could you be a Local Pirate?

Ahoy Pirates!

As a party we appear to be brushing ourselves down and gearing up for the year ahead and inevitably that means a national set of elections in May.

Following the European Elections in 2014, and the General Election last year, this year the focus is on local councils and devolved Assemblies.

From Manchester to Maidstone, Bristol to Bridlington, there are local elections across almost all the country. If you want to be able to VOTE PIRATE in your area, then why not consider standing as a candidate for your local council? You can find out more about what it involves here - https://pirateparty.org.uk/standing-election-your-local-council

In  2014 we stood in the North-West Region for the European Elections. At last year's General Election we had candidates in Manchester, Sheffield, South Wales and London. This year we want to consolidate in those areas, and branch out to new ones as well. This means that even if you are the only Pirate in your area it's still worth standing as a candidate as a  way of putting the Pirate name and brand out there - hopefully it will lead to kick-starting a branch in your area if people come forward and are interested.

Leader's Update: 2016 - Call to Action

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Hello fellow Pirates!

Happy New Year to you and apologies that you've not heard from the party in a while. As I am sure that you realise with a number of people stepping down from the NEC without people stepping up to replace them, it left a void at the top of the party for the last few months. However, with a New Year comes a New Start - and as a party we appear to have done that classic tech admin thing of 'turn it off and turn it back on again' with a fair degree of success.

As far as members go - we have beaten our previous high and as of 31-Dec had over 760 members - so thanks to each and every one of you for supporting the party and getting involved. One of our plans for the year ahead is to have a much more distributed workload and to utilise volunteers much more - having a distributed support means that we really need to use that to our advantage, so get in touch to see how you can get involved.

One of the ways in which to get involved is to join the NEC, the group which coordinates and plans the work of the party. There are vacancies in a number of roles:

Pirate Policies & Local Government

The team at the Pirate Party apply their policies to local government and tell Future Councils their plans for the year ahead.

Friday, 22 January, 2016 - 09:00

New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Free Images

Andrew Norton, US Pirate Party Chair, commended the decision to release the images.

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 - 22:45

Economic Commons Sense

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2007 Todmorden Boundary Walk

This picture is by me, from 2007 Todmorden Boundary Walk. (Sun, 06 May 2007  11:46:51). The Boundary Walk is held annually as a symbolic reminder of those who trampled the enclosures - and theoretically for the purpose of doing so again, should the need arise, though the commons' boundaries have remained fairly stable for some time now. This particular image shows the tiny figure of a hiker by the Stoodley Pike Monument (built in the time of the 1800s' disputes about commons enclosure) on Langfield Common, from the vantage point of a road forming the boundary on the other side of the valley. The marked difference between the medieval fields, the larger later enclosures with their straight edges on the hillsides and the remnant, one-time acid rain damaged common peat & millstone-grit moorland above, is striking.

 

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