Undermining privacy and expanding powers. More mass surveillance

Your Health - Your Data

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

Think Different, Vote Different, Vote Pirate

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

Full NEC election: the Pirate Party needs you!

Dear Pirates,

Every position on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Pirate Party UK is now up for election!

This is a constitutional requirement: full NEC elections must be held every 25 months, regardless of how long individual officers have been in post. The last election was held at this time in 2013.

Several members of the current NEC have announced that they do not intend to stand for re-election to the same position. These are Cris Chesha (Party Leader), Sam Clark (Treasurer), and me (George Walkden, Nominating Officer). All these posts, and all other posts (Campaigns Officer, Deputy Leader, Secretary), are up for election.

We're between major UK elections, and the party is in need of new blood and new ideas. If you'd like to put your name forward, take a look at this page! You'll need to be a member and to be seconded by a current member in good standing. You can often find a seconder on the Community candidates page.

The timetable of the election is as follows:

Field Report: Pirate Bloc - Tory Party Conference demo 4/10/2015

Over the last week, the Tory party had their conference in Manchester. On Sunday 4th October, 60,000 people took to the streets to protest, organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity. We joined them as the Pirate Bloc, with some help from our friends over at the Manchester branch of Open Rights Group. We broadcast a lot of the march live on Periscope, and there are a number of videos saved on Bambuser, but we also have a few pictures to share with you.

EU Court of Justice Invalidates "Safe Harbor" Agreement

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 13:15

In a landmark ruling today the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the current 'Safe Harbor' agreement (which underpins the vast majority of the transfer of data from the EU to the US) is invalid. This ruling strikes an important blow for data protection for EU citizens.
Safe Harbor has long been used by large corporations to justify transferring data out of UK and EU datacentres, into US based locations. By using "Safe Harbor", companies agree to be bound by the same restrictions as they have in the US, despite not being explicitly required to do so by US law.

Buying Rights to Profit from Wrongs

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The media has been publically shaming Martin Shkreli, a Big Pharma (Turing Pharmaceuticals.) CEO who hyped the HIV drug price by 5455% (from $13.50 to $750 per tablet) and is reported to have hyped a cystinura drug by almost 2000%. This is a perfect example of why Piracy, or sharing should not be considered a crime and why our clear policy on the NHS handling drug research is again shown to be a viable option to prevent drug prices from harming patients.

 

Image Source: http://www.techtimes.com/


The Pirate Party policy aims to abolish drug patents for three reasons:

PIRATE BLOC: National Demo at the Tory Party Conference

Sunday, 4 October, 2015 -
12:00 to 16:30
Ford Madox Brown
Wilmslow Park
Manchester
M13 9NG
United Kingdom

NATIONAL DEMO AGAINST AUSTERITY AT THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE 

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