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EuroParl ahoy!

We’re in. That’s pretty much the long and short of it. With no political pedigree and no large financial backers to speak of (go go crowdfunding!) the Swedish Pirate Party has earned itself one definite seat in the European Parliament. We’re gonna set a new course for Europe, if not directly this term, then indirectly [...]

This is what 5022 new members look like!

A nice graph starting that early January 2006. Note the  vertical line at the end. I have a little ticker playing a fanfare every time a new members joins and its still playing at 00:29. Every other minute or so. With any hope we will reach 20 000 members by the morning. Lots of demonstrations [...]

Pirate Party(se)’s servers buckle under flood of new members.

So around 16:20 today the membership/webserver of PP(se) stopped responding. I managed to clock 1922 new members from noon till then. That’s barely 1100 members behind The Liberal Party that sits in the current governing right/center alliance. Our youth section is probably 1000 members or so from becoming the largest political youth section in Sweden.

Sadly [...]

EDB fires people for their political views.

IT-solutions company EDB openly fires people based on their political [...]

A history of Sweden’s Piratpartiet

Ars Technica takes a look at the history behind The Pirate Party SE. It covers a lot of areas, from the first line that Falkvinge dropped in a chat (on DC iirc) to Sweden’s broadband situation and Young Pirate. 

It doesn’t mention The Bureau of Piracy though. Not that we always agree with each other. But [...]