Pirate Party Gets Massive Support in Sweden

Posted: December 28, 2008 in Politics
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From the article:

Things are looking really good for the Swedish Pirate Party. Running up to the 2009 European Parliament elections more than half of all Swedish men under 30 are considering voting for them. Thanks to the Internet, its membership has grown 50% during the last quarter, surpassing that of the well established Green Party.

When the Swedish Pirate Party was launched three years ago, the majority of the mainstream press viewed them with skepticism, with some simply laughing them away. Times have changed though. As the government works to introduce harsher copyright laws and others that threaten the privacy of Sweden’s citizens, the party is growing stronger and stronger.

In a recent poll, 21 percent of all Swedes indicated that they would consider voting for the Pirate Party in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Among men in the 18-29 age group, this number goes up to a massive 55% – an unprecedented statistic.

Aside from the support in this poll, more people have joined the party recently. During the last quarter the membership count increased by 50% – from 6000 to 9000 – which makes the party larger than the Green Party which currently holds 19 seats in the Swedish parliament.

They laugh at us and ridiculed us in the press, you know what, they arn´t laugh now.

This is progress for us, the current government has pissed off alot of people with there FRA law and the stricter anti-piracy laws, this it the happens when you criminalize the whole youth population of a country.

And this is happening all over the world the youth are sticking up for them self´s against the anti-piracy organisations and the corporations, I salute all of you and keep up the good fight, remember that there fight is in vain and that we will win.

All media is free and should always be free.

Original site.

WOG and proud pirate signing off.

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