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3nd Presidential Debate Liveblog 2016

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Welcome to the liveblog by the US Pirate Party covering the 2nd Presidential Debate. Covering the debate and giving feedback, and facts from the Pirate Perspective is Former US party chairman Andrew Norton (K`Tetch) Massachusetts State leader, and US party Vice-chair James O'Keefe (jokeefe) ... Read more

2nd Presidential Debate Liveblog 2016

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Welcome to the liveblog by the US Pirate Party covering the 2nd Presidential Debate. Covering the debate and giving feedback, and facts from the Pirate Perspective is Former US party chairman Andrew Norton (K`Tetch) Massachusetts State leader, and US party Vice-chair James O'Keefe (jokeefe) ... Read more

Andrew Norton Resigns as USPP Chair

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I’ll come as no surprise to many that today I’m announcing my resignation from the USPP, effective March 1 2016. I’ve been with it I’ve been with the USPP off and on since July 2006, and in the last 9.5 years, I’ve learnt a lot, experienced more, and made a lot of friends, and professional conta... Read more

Trump for Pirate President?

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I recently got a letter from Myron Goretzky at the ‘Coalition for National Referendum’ (CNR), trying to convince me that the Pirate Party should support Donald Trump for President. In case you hadn’t noticed, the US Pirate Party (I’m assuming he means the US Pirate Party anyway, doubt a... Read more

US Pirate Party, Lessig, and the State of US Democracy

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What follows is a statement from the US Pirate Party's leadership on the decision by Professor Lawrence Lessig to withdraw his candidacy. The US Pirate Party expresses our disappointment with the decision by the Democratic National Committee to change the rules of their debate admittance to avoid h... Read more

House Demonstrates Trade Deal Issues

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Two weeks ago, the House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal country-of-origin-labeling. (COOL), and now it's the full House's turn. In a 300-131 vote yesterday the "country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act" (HR 2393) passed with the support of a significant number of Democrats as well as th... Read more

The State of the Pirate Union 2015

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A few short weeks ago, I was elected to Chair the US Pirate Party, by the State Advisory Board. So now, I’ll hopefully give us a plan to work forward from here, and leave us, at the end of the year, better, stronger and more productive than before. In my candidacy, I made a few promises I want... Read more

USPP applauds FCC rules on Net Neutrality and Community Broadband

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States Pirate Party is overjoyed that both Net Neutrality and Community Broadband measures passed the FCC today. The Net Neutrality proposal comes from almost 8 years of wrangling with the FCC, starting from research in 2007 that showed Comcast to be interfering wi... Read more

[LiveBlog] Pirate Perspectives on the State of the Union 2015

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As with last year, we're going to liveblog the State of the Union address. The State of the Union is often a roadmap for the executive branch, and the President's party, giving indications on policy directions for the coming year. It's a constitutional requirement of the President, and while some... Read more

Dotcom to Sell Out Digital Rights in the US

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The announcement of launching a US arm to ‘the Internet Party’ (by Mega founder Kim Dotcom) seems, on its face, quite good news. A rich, media-savvy person who understands technology getting into the US political scene to stir things up and fight for digital rights, and freedoms; sounds great, rig... Read more

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Further information

IRC Meetings 1st Wednesday of Month

The US Pirate Party monthly planning meeting is the first Wednesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:
  • Go to webchat.pirateirc.net
  • Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #uspp in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  • Start typing and reading
You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at http://pirateirc.net/servers.