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Pirate Party to host WikiLeaks servers

Published: 18 Aug 2010 07:57 GMT+02:00
Updated: 18 Aug 2010 07:57 GMT+02:00

"The Pirate Party will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge as part of its political mission," the party said in a statement.

It said the agreement was reached at a meeting in Stockholm at the weekend

with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party," Assange was quoted as saying in the statement. "Our organisations share many values and I am looking forward to future ways we can help each other improve the world."

WikiLeaks has provoked a media tempest and the ire of the Pentagon for releasing 76,000 classified US documents about the war in Afghanistan. It is set to release in a couple of weeks another 15,000 documents that are likely to be even more sensitive.

The Swedish Pirate Party, created in 2006 to campaign for more freedom on the Internet, scored a breakthrough in the 2009 European elections by taking 7.1 percent of the vote in the Scandinavian country.

The party is running in the parliamentary election slated for September 19th, but opinion polls show its support has faded.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:28 August 18, 2010 by Audrian
Congradulation Pirate Party for standing for free speech.
13:32 August 18, 2010 by eZee.se
Openness in the government - promised to us for decades (centuries?) by a whole bunch of lying ass politicians but thanks to the internet (and the pirate party) it might be on the verge of coming true.

Not a 100% of course, but a large percent more than what is fed to us today.

Arrrr! Pirate Party! ARRRR!
13:50 August 18, 2010 by kenny8076
i would vote for them if i was a citizen!
15:18 August 18, 2010 by reason
I'm not sure it's a good thing for WikiLeaks to have such close ties to a political party. It undermines their image as independent and unbiased.
16:23 August 18, 2010 by eZee.se
@reason, It would be if it was any other party, PP have from the beginning campaigned on and for openness, privacy, freedom of the press/internet etc

Makes me proud that I am one of the 7.2 percent that sent them to parliament! Hopefully I will one of the x.x% that puts them in local govt.
19:50 August 18, 2010 by dwb5555
@reason

You are correct. And I wonder if this is legal. The line between wikileak and goverment seem to get very thin with this decision. Will you give money to this party knowing it will not all be used to support getting official elected to the goverment.

I thought wikileaks was anti government any way. What happen when wikileaks leaks top secret information from PP or other information of sweden will you stil be happy.

Remember opinions are created through a person perspective and if that changes so may your opinion.
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