[pp.int.general] (formal) worldwide pirate comitte

Andrew Norton andrew.norton at pirate-party.us
Mon May 28 09:16:26 CEST 2007


Things have been a bit quiet from us on the other side of the Atlantic. I Personally have been moving house since april 1, and have been trying to catch up for hte last week.

I've put the G8 statement to as many board members of the US party that I have been able to contact. When we can get a qorum to decide on it, it'll be signed. 

Personally, I will be unable to go t Austria - I'm actually a British Citizen, and can't leave the US until my citizenship is processed and approved (it's only been 4 years so far...)

For Jan's suggestions below, I'm exactly the person asked for in point1, and i'll be happy to do the tam-tam and photo etc.

Now that school's out in the Us, I won't have to drive for an hour to take my kids to school, so I'll be about and very active (my main income is as a freelance writer on p2p issues) so I'll have plenty of time to help with paperwork, research etc. - just give me a shout

Andrew Norton
PP USA International Liaison
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On Thu, 24 May 2007 14:41:06 +0200, Jan Huwald <jh at sotun.de> wrote:
> Dear pirates,
> we managed to establish the international communication. Not all pirate 
> parties (and those to be founded) have ambassador on this mailinglist. Not
> everyone is publishing to the international wiki. But the common action of
> subscribing to the G8 declaration mentioned by Christoph indicated that
> our 
> collaboration is a working one: the decision was fast and the doucment has
> been signed by many european pirate parties (Austria, Germany, Netherland,
> Poland, Russia, Sweden, UK).
> But up to now this cooperation is only known to ourselves. The
> "international 
> pirate movement" has neither a face nor an (official) forespeaker. It is
> my 
> wish to change this. Therefore i'd like to establish a formal body 
> encapsulating and representating our efforts. This can be done in several 
> ways. Some thoughts I want to discuss with you:
> 1. set up formal embassadors
> * properly elected (or determined) by the national pirate party, one per
> party
> * presented with photo & tam-tam on PPI
> * they should report about their countries' situation regulary
> 2. elect (a) forespeaker(s) for PPI
> Not one to rule them all, instead one for the press to call
> 3. found/understand PPI as the "world pirate party"
> * a place where to create contracts between pirate parties (e.g. manifest)
> * a place where to tell about all common issues
> * an organization with (legal) body to get fundings for congresses,
> refunding 
> of pirate parties and buildung free, censor-resistant infrastructure (at 
> least for pirates, better for mankind)
> * find a way to make international decisions
> 4. Finish the pirate party manifest
> * how to discuss? (this includes if we should vote about argued issues,
> how we 
> vote if we do, if we want to allow only consens points, ...)
> * timeframe for finishing
> * should we combine the manifest with founding an international legal
> body?
> I'd like to discuss these issues during the international congress in two 
> weeks. With it's high legitimation (chairmans from sweden, austria, peru, 
> germany) available we could also sign statutes for a meta-organisation -
> if 
> we discuss them now!
> Regards,
> Jan Huwald
> Political secretray, german pirate party

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