Fri 18 Nov

Pirate Party wins 8% of vote in Berlin elections

I remember when the first Pirate Party was created in 2006 (back in the days when I still read 2600 and went to high school). I'm thrilled to see that in the ensuing years the party has taken hold in multiple countries and has expanded its agenda to become more than a single-issue party. To paraphrase a point made by Evgeny Morozov at a talk I was at yesterday, the best outcome for a movement started on the Internet is the formation of a party that can engage with the political system in a meaningful way to create change.