The Pirate Party in Manchester

The Pirate Party in Manchester. Looking forward to the Ancoats and Clayton By-election, December 2013

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 Support Chelsea Manning- Pride

The Pirate Party has always stood up for whistleblowers. Chelsea Manning has paid a heavy price for speaking out about war crimes and leaking information on the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs. She continues to serve a hefty sentence of 35 years in prison, following detention that Juan E. Mendez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, said was "cruel, inhuman and degrading”. We're proud that campaigning group Queer Friends of Chelsea Manning have asked us to carry a banner in support in th...
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The Right To Protest

Like cities across the UK Manchester has seen protests about the current crisis unfolding in Gaza. As a city and citizens, what we do is connected to the rest of the world, and of course that includes what happens in our city centre and how we shop. Manchester's Labour council has chosen to react to this not by taking on Mancunians' concerns, but by ramping up spin against protests. The pressure was to abandon speaking out. Chief Constable Peter Fahy made ridiculous claims that the city centr...
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Manchester MPs Back Mass Surveillance

In a stitch up between the 3 big parties Manchester MPs opted to back rushing through “emergency” mass surveillance laws. Back in April the EU and its member countries were told to think again abou...
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Manchester Labour Break “Zombie” Carpark Pledge

The blight of shoddy parking facilities that many residents have complained about continues in Manchester city centre. Despite pledging to oppose so-called “zombie carparks” Manchester Labour approve...
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July Meetup

Let's meet and chat about current affairs and how they affect normal citizens, including civil liberties, digital rights, internet filters and censorship, individual privacy vs public security, Britis...
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Changes to Voter registration

The way we register to vote is changing from July 2014. The government is describing it as the “biggest change in a generation”. The main difference is that we will all be individually responsible fo...
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