Are we still on the right course?
It is not because we are alive that we can not have it better. In what state would we be if we took the right heading?
Can we feel fine?
We all have certain goals in our life and it is often a hard balance to be able to pursue them rightfully. Sometimes we feel not free and we need to empower ourselves and conquer our fears to think out of the box. Sometimes, society is blocking us needlessly. Society should try to take away these barriers as much as possible and give us the necessary freedom.
Can we work together?
Our existence matters because of the people around us. By co-creating ideas in our neighbourhoods, within our workplace, with our friends we can realize things that go far beyond what we do on ourself. It is important, but not easy, that this cooperation is stimulated as often ideas originate for the entire society
Can we trust the system?
It is important the system is trustworthy, but this trust must never be blind. This implies checks and balances. Politics and society should not be different from each other. If the system stimulates trust between people, people can continuously reinvent the system together.
Everyone knows there is a problem with the climate and economic inequality is soaring, but do we get access to the means of changing this so we keep surviving in the end? It requires courage to do things in the general interest
From vertical to horizontal
The first check on those in power
The city is ours
Our municipality should do the same as how we would own the assets of the city together
We want to do better than the least bad solution. We explore what can transform our particracy into democracy without imposing a specific solution.
A free internet
Where the Pirate Party started in the first place...
An amount given to everyone without questions asked. High enough, but no fixed ideas yet.
More democracy does not mean less possibilities to fundamentally change things. On the contrary...
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Common press release of the Pirate Parties worldwide We, the Pirate Parties and NGOs of the Pirate movement around the world, express our solidarity with the Catalan Pirates whose websites about the Referendum of Self Determination campaign and the use of Tor are currently being censored by the Spanish authorities. Additionally, we express our solidarity[…]
Namur and its parc Léopold, Brussels and its Dockx/Neo, La Louviere and its Strada, and now Louvain-la-Neuve and its growing Esplanade. New malls seem unstoppable. So far, nor global warming, nor the exponential consumption of our natural resources, nor the growing social inequalities, nor even simply our saturated markets have been able to block their[…]
Some time ago, the Greek pirates asked to pass them a message for their convention. We gladly joined. The subtitles can be activated in the movie below. Arrr. Fellow Pirates. First off: we are thankful that the Greek Pirate Party has approached us, and we imagine others, to ask us for a short[…]
A vote happened a couple of days ago in the European Parliament, about the revision of the rules of procedure of the EP. One amendment (n°315) stated : “Members should publish online all scheduled meetings with interest representatives falling under the scope of the Transparency register. The Bureau shall provide for necessary infrastructure on Parliament’s webpage.” or[…]
After the Donald Trump’s electoral victory, it seems important to me to remind us of the Pirate Party’s values and raison d’être. Indeed, the populist discourse seems to power up, first in England, then in the United States, and probably later in France and Germany. Please note that I am talking about populist discourse, and[…]
Sweet TINA, I’m breaking up with you. Our relationship is far beyond its expiration date. We have experienced good times. But here it ends. Let’s be honest, TINA, you have expensive taste and you’re quite demanding. You’ve given me a lot of wealth, darling, but also a disproportionate amount of stress and headaches. I can[…]
Today we interviewed Amy, who lived in Iceland twice at a host family for quite some time a couple of years ago. PI: How did you end up 2 times in Iceland? In my teenage years, I listened to heavy metal music and I have always wanted to go to a Scandinavian country to get[…]