Tue 9 May 2017 6:48AM

Introduction Thread For All Members?

M Martyn Public Seen by 164

I think it would be a good idea to have an Introduction thread for all members to post in. Somewhere people can post a quick snapshot of themself, doesn't have to be a photo just a sentence about who they are, and what their expectations and hope for the Internet Party are.

Did we have one before?


Suzie Dawson Sun 28 May 2017 2:36AM

What a fantastic statement. Thanks John!


IP Jo Booth Fri 9 Jun 2017 2:26PM

Welcome along @dartagnan - bring on real-time democracy and hi @chrism1 - you like what we're looking at on youth related policy.

Hi also to Jeff and Alex!


IP Jo Booth Wed 14 Jun 2017 11:11PM

Welcome along @caspiat !


DIGITALIEN Thu 15 Jun 2017 12:44AM

Hello my name is Brendon - or better known around the internet world as Digitalien why? I have no idea to be honest it was something that was brought up one day and like a nickname I just carried it on.

I was born in New Zealand and lived in Wanganui/Whanganui until 1997 when my parents moved to Australia. I for a long time been a supporter of the Internet Party and love the sentiment above by @johngrant and I think he is really spot on.

I will be an avid supporter of the Internet Party heading into the 2017 election, hoping the New Zealand people see and take up their opportunity for change - think Donald Trumps election, Brexit etc and will be doing everything I can to promote the party, its policies to my friends and family and people I know 'back home'.

I am such a big supporter I have already contacted the IP about starting an Australian branch following the 2017 election to bring the fantastic ideas, and 'peoples party' to Australian shores - heaven knows we need something like this over here.

If I can be of any additional assistance please let me know I am here to help.



Daymond Goulder-Horobin Sun 18 Jun 2017 2:28AM

Good idea, I feel like IP could become a Global Thing so it would be awesome to have a branch in Australia too.


DIGITALIEN Sun 18 Jun 2017 7:54AM

I am glad you agree :p I am hoping to help out as much as possible with the 2017 Election and hope in the future my interest will be supported :)


IP Jo Booth Sun 18 Jun 2017 12:53AM

Hi @sielicki - Welcome! You'll be interested to know @jobooth and the Internet Party are on the new TimeBank Aotearoa bank, exploring how alternative resources (like time) can be used for a better New Zealand. Check it out. :nz:


Riley Curran Tue 20 Jun 2017 1:18PM

Hey all!

The name is Riley.

I have long felt that the rapid and ever evolving internet would be the most useful tool in liberating mankind from the grips of greedy elite, global bankers, corrupt politicians, etc. I have watched what happens to those who threaten the Global status quo, whether its Assange being slandered and detained (and most certainly under threat of assassination at any moment), Aaron Schwartz being forced to take his life for simply trying to bring information to those who otherwise would not have had access to it, Seth Rich being murdered for trying to expose a crime syndicate embedded within our political system, or even a political "outsider" like Donald Trump being vilified by the media industrial complex for posing a threat to the globalist agenda (not saying he's a saint, but those who have been paying attention know why the elitists really don't like him).

I believe that heading the formation of an IP of USA chapter is a once in a lifetime opportunity for myself to help design and build a better system for keeping the powers that be in check while creating a powerful network of everyday people who can voice their concerns and come up with solutions to improve the quality of life for our countrymen and perhaps the entire world.

I believe that the U.S. Constitution was a divine blessing for America and the world, and I believe that the Bill of Rights is the most important legal document produced in modern history. THAT BEING SAID- the world needs a better one: a universal digital one that will be honored by all civilized governments of the world and one that will protect the livelihood, liberty, and privacy of all denizens of the Earth. I think the Internet Party will be able to bring such a thing into existence.

I believe many Americans truly want change for the better, and are not seeing the changes we wanted out of a Trump Presidency due to a soft coup resistance led by Globalists that have infiltrated and embedded themselves in the American Political System. I want the forgotten people of my country to be given a voice if our President is ever unable to do so, and I want for that voice to be heard and never silenced again. I believe we can have a chapter of the Internet Party here in America that is consistent with American values and our Constitution, but that still focuses on bringing about positive change and restoring knowledge, power, and freedom to those that have been deprived of it in our corrupt system of mercantilism.

I hope that my vision of what the Internet Party can be here in America is consistent or similar to what all of you have for the Internet Party in your respective parts of the world, and I hope that where different countries have different needs we can address those needs locally, independently and uniquely while counting on the support from the International Internet Party.

I know this is to be an introductory thread but lets open up a discussion about what everyone else' vision is for the Internet Party, shall we? I would hate to type out this lengthy intro without hearing where everyone's views differ or align with my own.

Also, I'd like to thank Suzie, Jo, and Kimdotcom for sharing the Internet Party with the rest of the world; there is incredible potential to really make a positive difference in the world and to bring people together that will build a better future. Thanks all!



Felixinthemix Wed 21 Jun 2017 11:14AM

Hi my name is Felix, and im a coordinator for the IP UK.

I have been very concerned recently about the kind of data government and commercial tech industries are collecting on us, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to join forces with the Internet Party who have an impressive team already campaigning strongly about these issues in New Zealand. It seems obvious to me that the Internet Party will grow strong roots internationally, because these are very important issues that affect the whole world, and I'm very grateful to the founders of the New Zealand Internet Party for extending their support to countries around the world who would like to see an Internet Party in their own country... you guys are awesome!

Over the coming days and weeks I will be doing outreach to journalists and campaigners in the UK to see if they will be interested in supporting an Internet Party for Great Britain.

Hopefully you will see more and more activity on our twitter and loomio subgroup as the word spreads!
You can follow us on Twitter @UKInternetParty.

I look forward to meeting you all one day and working together to make the world a better place.




Suzie Dawson Wed 21 Jun 2017 11:39AM

Felix - the UK IP Bill, Aussie Data Retention Act, USA Freedom Act and Canada's CSEC changes all had their genesis in the 2013 GCSB Bill (and the TICS Bill) in New Zealand. New Zealand was the guinea pig population for all the horrific legislation that has since followed. I strongly suggest you look into the history of the GCSB movement in New Zealand. You won't have to dig far through my past writing to have a good starting point as my past work on this is heavily sourced. Try contraspin.co.nz and type "GCSB" in the search bar. It is possible for us to resist these acts but only by creating alternative political structures like IP because the major parties just sell out (literally) our populations over and over again.

Thank you for joining!


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