Undermining privacy and expanding powers. More mass surveillance

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Are we citizens or suspects? Stop spying on us!

Copyright and Patent Reform

Whistleblowers- Speaking Up For All of Us Protect the Right to Speak Up

STOP DRIP - No to Mass Surveillance

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Transatlantic trade requires Transatlantic trust. We need openness.

When you block it, you break it. Lets keep the web alive.

Everyone is part of the digital economy

Sunday, 26 March, 2017 - 23:30

Birmingham spent £188.8 million to promote open access to knowledge with the Library of Birmingham so the city was a fitting setting for those trying to retain and regain these rights that we are quickly losing. Sadly our libraries are now closing and copyright is gaining a tighter strangle-hold on our culture but Pirates know it doesn’t have to be like that.

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David A Elston

Ahoy Pirates! - November Update

Ahoy Pirates!

Welcome to all our new members that have joined us over the last few months, and apologies to our long-standing members for the length of time that it's been since our last communication.

It feels like there has been a lot happening in the political sphere both in the UK and Abroad - with Brexit, Pirates in Iceland, Trump, and then this week the Snoopers Charter / IPBill being passed, with barely more than a whimper of opposition. 
You can see the Press Releases that we put out over the last few months here: https://pirateparty.org.uk/press-release and our Press Hits here:https://pirateparty.org.uk/party/press-hits

We have also been refreshing our Youtube channel to encourage new viewers and members - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/ThePirateParty

As with all of these things we need more people getting involved in helping - could you provide a quote for a press release, or come up with a video concept? One of the ways of finding out what's happening and getting involved is to chat to us on Discord http://discord.gg/ZtPYHHw.

For those of you that are London based, if you want to meet up with other Pirates in person (and why would you not) then join our Meetup group.http://www.meetup.com/Pirate-Party-London-Meetups/

Your Government has failed you

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 23:15

Today we have heard the saddening news that the IP Bill has been through the 3rd and final reading in Parliament, and is now subject only to Royal Assent. In short, it is now inevitable that the bill will become law. That such an intrusive bill can become law, supported by both major parties, is a saddening indictment of the current state of politics.

 

Pirate Party Spokesperson for Young People, Michael Moriarty said:

2016 the year everyone got interested.

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So this year has been certainly the most remarkable and discussed year in politics for a very long time. Very few people have not spoken about Brexit, the Tory leadership race, the Labour PLP and leadership, the Icelandic election or more recently the US election. I have been interested in politics for a number of years, and a Pirate party member since around the General Election of 2015. 2016 however, has truly inspired me, due to this sudden interest that most of my friends,colleagues and acquaintances have now developed. I dream that the typical apathy and lack of wanting to vote for thinking that "things never change" mind-set is starting to fall away. I hope that perhaps realisation that the First Past The Post system is what gives us the static system of government generally and is equally what divides us.

Some people wondered why the “losing” side to Brexit or the US Elections complained, moaned and did not accept the result. This is quite simple when you boil it down to the fact both were only a binary choice question, this is clearly going to be divisive by nature!

What is the Pirate Party?

Iceland's parliamentary elections could propel the radical centrist Pirate Party into global mainstream politics.

Friday, 28 October, 2016 - 09:30

The Barry Eye

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Pirate Party Councillor criticises Merlin Entertainments Group for being a "kill joy"


The owners of Barry Island's giant ferris wheel have been told they can no longer refer to the attraction as the "Barry Eye", despite never having officially done so, because the Merlin group own "The Eye" and "London Eye" trademarks.[1]


David A Elston, Pirate Party Spokesperson & Councillor in St Athan said:


"It is ludicrous that Merlin or anyone else for that matter can try to claim sole rights to the word "Eye" this way.


"I hope the Merlin Group will reconsider this heavy handed approach to the Danter family and cease such intimidating actions over a rather stretched assumption that anything branded "Eye" will inevitably link back to them.


"Actions like this will be putting a lot of the locals off attractions Merlin provides. They should really think about what exactly they are trying to achieve with this because so far all it is causing is disappointment and heavy sighing at the mention of their name in our community.

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