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Blog, Intellectual Property, Internet - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 15:42 - 12 Comments
blog Thought it was only Australia’s major political parties which had ferocious internal political struggles? Think again. According to a lengthy blog post by Pirate Party Australia deputy secretary Mozart Palmer, the local division of the Pirate Party is having branglings so bad with the international Pirate umbrella organisation that some think it should secede altogether. Palmer writes (we recommend you click here for the full blog post):
“When I joined Pirate Party Australia, I heard about Pirate Parties International (PPI), the umbrella organisation that many Pirate Parties are members of. I was highly interested in its goal of promoting co-operation between Pirate Parties, and initially fully supportive of the organisation.
Over the past twelve months, my view of PPI has gone from being one of enthusiastic support, to one of weariness, and now it has reached total opposition. In this article I will be explaining why I now hold that view. Many Pirates I am in regular contact with know of my disappointment with PPI, and some of the reasons. I felt it was time to compile those reasons into a statement which can be used to support movements within Pirate Party Australia to withdraw from PPI.”