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

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Pirate Bay block ordered in UK

he BPI and its big-media allies have stepped forward their site-blocking blackmail campaign, demanding that BT and other major ISPs start blocking the Pirate Bay under a court order. It is a sad day for the UK, and a further step on the slippery slope to Internet censorship. While the government praises the benefits of digital rights abroad, it is unable to practice what it preaches at home. Site blocking is nothing more than censorship, and it does nothing to help artists. Dan Bull, a mus...
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Mar
11
Wed
6:30 pm Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Debate with Pirate Party’s Loz Kaye proposing the motion. http://www.discuss.org.uk/discussion/democracy-is-broken/ Voter turnout keeps going down, support for main parties is in flux, the trust in politicians has never been lower. Comedians who urge young people to join a revolution and abstain from voting top the best seller list and are adored. All over the world, theocracy and dictatorships have rolled back the gains of western democratic model achieved at the end of the Cold War. As Fran O’Leary of the consultancy Lodestone says: “Around 39 per cent of people didn’t cast their vote at the last General Election. This year only 41 per cent of people said they would be certain to vote if there was an immediate election, the lowest level ever recorded by the Hansard Political Engagement Audit, and only 12 per cent of young people said they would definitely cast their vote.” We ask: Is our democracy broken? What kind of legitimacy will evolve from here?
Mar
19
Thu
7:00 pm Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Loz Kaye speaking at Election Hustings – Hosted by Manchester Palestine Solidarity. More details to follow.

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