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

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The Manchester Pirates now have their own Meetup!

As of yesterday, a new Meetup has been set up for all Manchester-based Pirates and their friends: Manchester Pirates! An official Meetup organised by Pirate Party UK aiming to bring together Pirates and would-be Pirates in Greater Manchester by meeting once a month in an informal setting (cafe, pub) to spread the word about current issues affecting our digital freedoms and online privacy, and freedom of speech in Social Media, as well as to organise specific actions to address them (resea...
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The Independent on Sunday: Pirate Party & A New vision of grassroots politics

The Manchester Pirates and myself got a brief mention in the Independent on Sunday today (29 Apr 2012). In the article entitled: "Local elections: Labour hopes to gain if it's a dismal night for Lib Dems", the Pirate Party is referred to in the context of a "New vision of grassroots politics" to counteract voter apathy. ...  a new wave of foreign-born candidates in an attempt to breathe new life into town halls across the country. scores of "foreigners" are trying to inspire British-bo...
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Manchester Pirate Party interview on Manchester Confidential

Manchester Confidential 's Ragnhildur Finsdottir approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me a few questions on the Pirate Party and why I'm standing at the local elections for Manchester City Centre (next Thursday 3rd May).  Here is the link to the article "The Pirate Party UK And The Digital Battleground" that got published yesterday, and below is the full interview in a Q & A format: What do you hope to get from these elections? I want a seat on the Manchester City Coun...
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Manchester Local Elections 2012: Vote Pirate!

The Manchester Local Elections are upon us! They are taking place all day long on Thursday 3 May 2012 with polling stations being open from 7 in the morning to 10 in the evening (so no excuse not to go out and vote!).    Here are some facts and How-Tos on this year's elections:   Candidates Standing in the 3 May Manchester Local Election 2012 http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/362/elections/4981/upcoming_election_news_in_manchester_2012/6     PIRATES   ...
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Upcoming Events

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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