Wed 11 Feb 2015 10:35AM

‽irate ‽arty - A World Wide Wave

HM Hubat McJuhes Public Seen by 153

One might ask: "Does New Zealand really need a Pirate Party?", "Does New Zealand really need yet another party?"
Wrong Question! The Pirate Party is not about New Zealand. The Pirate Party is about our future. The future of us all - everywhere, not just New Zealand. That's why there is so many Pirate Parties:

Countries where you can find a Pirate Party or where one is starting up:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Spain :: Catalonia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

There are Pirates sitting in the parliaments/senates of 4 states in Germany (Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Saarland), there is a Pirate sitting in the European Parliament and there was a Pirate minister in the government of Tunisia.

It is proven: The Pirate Party is relevant in the world. Our name 'Pirate Party of New Zealand (PPNZ)' is therefore maybe somehow misleading and should possibly be more like 'Pirate Party IN New Zealand' - or even better: 'Pirate Party in Aotearoa New Zealand (PiPANZ)'


Hubat McJuhes Wed 11 Feb 2015 8:17PM


Ben Vidulich Tue 24 Feb 2015 8:08AM

I notice Pirate Party Australia don't have a preposition in their name at all. Maybe we could just drop the "of" and not replace it? e.g. "Pirate Party New Zealand"


Hubat McJuhes Thu 26 Feb 2015 7:12AM

What about 'Pirate Party' without mentioning a organisational limit at all?


Ben Vidulich Thu 26 Feb 2015 7:37AM

Within the country that would be great! But of course it would be ambiguous at the international level.


Andrew Reitemeyer Sun 1 Mar 2015 2:11AM

The Brazilian Pirates have that idea. They want to be the Pirate Party in Brazil rather than the Pirate Party of Brazil in their latest conference