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Agenda PPI General Assembly
---05.12.2020 10:00 CET ---
Mumble: mumble.ppi.rocks
Audio recording: PiratesOnAir Streaming, recording
Video: https://www.youtube . com/user/PiratePartiesInt https://piratesonair.net/live-stream/
https://youtu . be/9MGj5aCVI4w
Online Discourse link:http://ga.pp-international.net/
Minutes of the last GA: https://wiki.pp-international.net/wiki/index.php?title=PPI_Minutes_2020_05_30
  • According to the Rules of Procedures Art 8. point 4 the Minutes of the last GA are accepted, as no objections had been voiced during the four weeks following the publication of the minutes.


Record of the meeting

1 - ATTENDEES

1.1 - Ordinary Members of PPI

Bailey
Bastian
Cal
Dario
dichter
f00l
henkhenk
JiYong_PPNL
Jo_IPnz
keithgoldstein
Macburns
Mauricio-PPCL
PPCH
PPCZ_Mike.Gill
PPLU_Gilles
PPLU_Stephanie
SunGo
Cedric
participating:
PiratesOnAir
Cal.mobile
Olivia
  • Members of PPI

<Please confirm whether all parties are active. I have crossed those that appear to be completely inactive. A request was made to the CoA to determine whether inactive parties can be delegated as observer members until they can verify their ongoing existence. Hopefully we will not need to implement this.>

Pirate Party of Austria - present, Peter, Roland (1)
Pirate Party of Belarus - <clarification required>
Pirate Party of Belgium - Jelle (only the Flemish half of the party; not voting)
Pirate Party of Brazil - not present
Pirate Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina - <inactive>
Pirate Party of Bulgaria - <inactive>
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - present, Dario  (1/2)
Pirate Party of Chile -present, Mauricio  (1)
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Present, Mike  (1)
Pirate Party of Estonia- not present 
Pirate Party of France - <Will be present soon, Cedric (not yet here), 
Pirate Party of Germany - Present, Bastian, Mia (1)
Pirate Party of Greece - not present
Pirate Party of Hungary -arrived late. present (1) 
Pirate Party of Italy -present,  Matteo, Gabriele (1)
Pirate Party of Israel - Present, Keith (1)
Pirate Party of Japan - <clarification required>, not present
Pirate Party of Kazakhstan - <inactive>, not present
Pirate Party of Korea - <inactive>, not present
Pirate Party of Latvia - <inactive>, present, Lubuger.
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Present, Gilles, Stephanie (1)
Pirate Party of Morocco - <inactive>, not present
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - Present, JiYong, Henk (1)
Pirate Party of New Zealand ½Vote - not present
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Present, Jo (1/2)
Pirate Party of Norway - Present, Raymond (1)
Pirate Party of Poland - not present
Pirate Party of Portugal - not present
Pirate Party of Romania -<clarification required>, not present
Pirate Party of Russia -present, Alexander (1)
Pirate Party of Slovakia ½Vote - not present
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Present, Rudolf (1/2)
Pirate Party of Slovenia-<clarification required>, not present
Pirate Party of Spain ½Vote -<clarification required> , not present
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Present, Carlos (1)
Pirate Party of Tunisia - not present
Pirate Party of Turkey - not present
Pirate Party of Ukraine- not present

Pirate Party of Venezuela - <arrived late, voted in as an ordinary member> Henry (1)

Total Voting Power of the GA is 13,5. Amount needed for quorum is 12. We have quorum with 12.5 currently present, 13.5 if France arrives.


We have 14 parties present at the role call that took place at 11:15.
  • The following is the voting block
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1)
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1)
Pirate Party of France - <Will be present soon>, Cedric (not yet here), 
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1)
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1)
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2)
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1)
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2)
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1)


  • The following is the voting script.
Motion
*
15yes.png Yes :
15no.png No :
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain :
Result:


1.2 - Observer Members

Internet Party of Serbia (POKRET NAPRED)

Pirates without Borders

Pirate Lobby, France

Pirate Party of Berlin (Piratenpartei Berlin)
Best Party Iceland (Besti Flokkurinn)
Pirate Party of Bavaria
Pirate Party of Hesse
Pirate Party of La Rioja (Spain) <inactive>
Pirate Party of Lower Saxony

Pirate Party of New York Pirate Party of North Rhine-Westfalia

Pirate Party Potsdam
europe beyond division e.V. Formerly: Young Pirates of Germany
Young Pirates Sweden (Ung Pirat)
Pirate Party of Tyrol (Austria)
Pirate Party of Japan

Piratenpartei Brandenburg

  • The following party has been official dissolved: Pirate Party of Tyrol

1.3 - Former Members Participating

1.4 - Applicants Participating

For Ordinary Membership:

For Observing Membership:


1.5 - Proceedings

RoP: https://wiki.pp-international.net/wiki/index.php?title=Rules_of_procedure

Ga opened at 11:16 CET by Bailey Lamon

Meeting chaired by Gregory Engels (with support of Marco Confalonieri)

Secretary for this meeting is Keith Goldstein (with support of Mike Gill)

Quorum established with 15 out of 38 members present. 13.5 voting power. quorum is 12 votes.

Pirate Party Latvia showed up. We thus have 14.5 voting power, but France left so we have 13.5 votes.

Streaming started: https://piratesonair.net/live-stream/Recording and .com/user/PiratePartiesInt direct youtube: https://youtu. be/R-JrGPqxFdQ

Proposed Agenda

    • Saturday, Dec 5th (UTC)
09:00: Delegates accreditation
10:00: Opening of the General Assembly
10:15: Formalities–Meeting chair, secretary, acceptance of agenda
10:45: Acceptance of new members
11:45: Break
12:00: Reports–Board, treasurer, CoA, lay auditors
12:30 Budget proposal
13:00: Lunch
14:00: Motions
16:00: End of day 1
    • Sunday, December 6th (UTC)
10:00: Assembly reopening/formalities
10:30: Elections of PPI officers (we will likely take a short break sometime during this)
13:00: Lunch
14:00: Keynote by Marcel Kolaja, Vice-President of the European Parliament, PPCZ
14:30: Any other business/Open mic
  • If there are any last minute motions to discuss, we can make time for those after Marcel’s talk. After that, the GA ends whenever we decide to end it. =)
  • Are there any objections or suggested amendments to the agenda?
No one objects to the agenda.

Delegates accreditation

Applicant Parties

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/new-member-applications/277/5
https://owncloud.ag-technik.de/s/8MgPxN3xjQgi2mL

New Member Applications

Ordinary Member Applicants

  • Venezuela Alternativa
Dear delegates,.
As discussed by Mike, please find below a link to our statutes (I am currently unable to attach files as I am a new user). We go by the name Venezuela Alternativa (Alternative Venezuela).accounts.google.com 3Google Drive stellt sich vor – Alle Ihre Dateien an einem Ort 3

Please let me know if you are unable to access the file.

Pirate_Party_of_Venezuela_Statutes_2020-10-21 (1).pdf (239.9 kB)
Is anyone present regarding their application? (No one has shown up).
There is a question about their name, as they have the Pirate Party of Venezuela in their statutes and Venezuela Alternativa as the name that they presented in Discourse.
Is there information about how many members they have, do they have members of parliament, or are they newly created.
(Mike) They don't currently have any representation in government.
  • Voting on Ordinary Membership for Pirate Party of Venezuela
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - abstain
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of France - not present at the time of the vote
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - abstain
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - abstain
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes
Motion
Do we grant the Pirate Party of Venezuela the status of ordinary member of PPI?
*
15yes.png Yes : 7.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 5.5
Result: Motion passed. Pirate Party of Venezuela is accepted and has full voting powers from this moment.
Congratulations to them.

Observer Member Applicants

  • Pirati
https://ga.pp-international.net/t/new-member-applications/277/3

“Pirati”, a small organization that is committed to gather, connect and give support and encouragement to people and organizations that recognize themselves in the objectives of the Pirate Movement in Italy. We would like to be admitted as Observer Member in Pirate Parties International.

Our information:

international coordinators: Eleonora Serrati <info@pirati.io> Marco Confalonieri <marco@marcoconfalonieri.it> contact email: info@pirati.io founding date: November 3rd, 2020 board: the organization has no board, however there are two roles that need to be fulfilled for legal purposes: legal representative: Eleonora Serrati treasurer: Alessandro Ciofini documents attached: statutes translated into English a copy of the registration document (“Atto Costitutivo”) as presented and accepted by the Italian authorities our logo Manifesto: the European Pirate Party’s Manifesto Website: https://pirati.io 2

There is a PDF presentation of Pirati.
Pirati-presentation-PPI.pdf (181.6 KB)
They are here to present.
https://owncloud.ag-technik.de/s/QckkqHPC8MHWeYS
  • Questions:
Bailey: Can anyone join or just Italians?
Anyone can join. What we want to create is a network for joining people. Our focus is to connect people together. So anyone in the world is welcome to join.
Carlos: How long has the organization been around?
For now our funding comes from donations. The association members and external as well. Since we are more of the hub. Our funding will be more focused on a case by case basis. It depends on the initiatives that we are focusing on. Since we are a small organization and a small hub, we do not require many donations. As far as the scope, if you want clarifications, what we want to do is connect realities and individuals. If they have the need to connect to the intl. movement too, such as patents concerning agricultural issues, they otherwise might not have the means to do that.
Gilles: In a nutshell it's an Italian/global think tank for Pirate ideas?
Not really a think tank, bt we try to give resonance to Pirate thoughts already out there.
We don't want to set rules. We want to set a precedent for what is already there in the Pirate movement.
Rudolf: who is the chair?
The Chair is Eleonora Seratti.
  • Voting block to accept Pirati as an observer member
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - yes 
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of France - not present at the time of the vote
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2)  - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - abstain
Motion
Do we vote to accept Pirati as an observer member?
*
15yes.png Yes : 10.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 3
Result: Motion passed. Pirate is accepted as an observer member.


Board Report

Text of the report in Discourse: https://ga.pp-international.net/t/board-report-2020/295
  • 7 minute break until 11:00 UTC
Bailey is missing after the break so far, thus the report presented by Keith Goldstein, General Secretary. After a few sentences passed back to Bailey (she had tech difficulties), who continues with the report. 11:03 UTC
Gregory indicates that we also submitted a statement on homelessness for the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD58) that we have written about here: https://pp-international.net/2020/01/pirate-statement-on-homelessness-for-the-united-nations/ 1
Mike indicates that registration for the next Pirate summer camp is already open:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-pirate-summer-camp-2021-registration-130927574901

Finances Report

The following report was prepared as a PDF by our Treasurer Bastian and sent to the board.
Text of the report in Discourse: https://ga.pp-international.net/t/report-of-the-treasurer/297
Bastian presents the Financial Report
Question to the Treasurer's Report.
No questions are made.

CoA Report

Text of the report in Discourse: No report was submitted.
Is there anyone present from the CoA?
It doesn't seem so.

Lay Auditors

It seems no lay auditors are present either.

Budget Proposal

Bastian has provided us with a spreadsheet with the budget proposal. He'll upload it to the cloud so he can present it live with presentation.
https://owncloud.ag-technik.de/s/LaasyxGodgPoCMS
The balance is presented. The budget was revised, as prior funds exist in our account that have not been used, such as for TT4. We need to make sure that the money is there and it is not used for another event.
The remaining budget is 457 euros. If we have a surplus, perhaps we can use this money to set up a shop, which has been a goal of ours for many years.
Questions for the Treasurer?
Mike comments thanks to Bastian for managing the finances well, and he hopes that Bastian will continue the responsibilities.
Gregory: This is only temporary budget. When we have to vote on a regular one?
Bastian: We have to vote on this budget today, but we should remember that it is a provisional budget until the next GA. We need a budget so we can spend money.
Gregory: When we have a new budget, we can vote on it, at the next GA.
Carlos: We need to vote on this budget, but I second that we need to vote on a regular budget at the next GA.
  • Vote on the proposed temporary budget
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of France - not present
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes

Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes
Motion
Do we approve the proposed temporary budget?
*
15yes.png Yes : 13.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 0
Result: Motion passed, we approve the temporary budget with a unanimous decision.
  • This is perhaps the first time ever with a unanimous decision on the budget.

Statute Amendments

  • There were none proposed.
    • Straw Poll to have an early break because we are one hour early. There is a clear majority for a break now with about 2/3 of the people. Let's meet again at 1:45 CET (12:45 UTC).
  • Meeting resumed at 12:45 UTC by Gregory.
Should we do a roll call?
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)  - (not yet)
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) (yes)
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of France - <Will be present soon>, Cedric (not yet here), - no
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Hungary -Marianna (not yet here)

Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela - <Henry (1) - yes

  • We have 13.5 voting power present with 12 voting required for quorum.
  • Point of order that the voting required for quorum is now 12, as we now have 36 voting power of all member countries.

Motions

  • We have 10 motions: 3 were submitted prior to the start of the GA and are listed first. The remaining motions that were submitted afterwards are pasted afterwards.
    • Original 3 motions submitted prior to the start of the GA:

Motion #1: Inactive Members Solution

  • Inactive Members Solution (PPCZ)
https://ga.pp-international.net/t/inactive-members-solution-ppcz/287
There is a list of a few parties that appear inactive. Extensive attempts to contact them have been made.

The PPCZ’s proposal is that: The GA assigns a task to the CoA to assess the situation and come up with solutions in time before the next GA.

Austria has a comment that there should be an automatic demotion to observer member, and any of such parties could be reinstated at the quorum of the GA upon confirming their existence.
Mike states this would require a statute ammendment.
  • Voting on the Motion #1 Inactive Members Solution
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) -yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)- yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - abstains

Motion
Inactive Members Solution (PPCZ)
* The GA assigns a task to the CoA to assess the situation and come up with solutions in time before the next GA. Do we agree to send it to the CoA again?
15yes.png Yes : 13.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


Motion #2: Logistic Pirate Group

  • Logistic Pirate Group (LPG) (Motion PPCH: Carlo Polo)
https://ga.pp-international.net/t/logistic-pirate-group-lpg-motion-carlo-polo/286
Carlos Polo speaks on the proposal: We need one global strategy of communication, all parties need to pool their content and share it with everyone. To create a unified image of the PPI. Make sure that we can communicate and centralize.
Matteo: How do we make sure whether members comply?
Carlos: If we have mandate, then we can find the right way to make this commission work. At least one board member will be on the commission.
Mike: I am not clear on how this is different from what we are already doing. Can you clarify?
Carlos: One single communication strategy.
Mike: f it is requiring a complete renovation, it is a utopia. This could be a deep renovation of how parties are run.
Carlos: I don't think we want to intervene. We want to help. Now that we have new countries are joining, they could receive a big help. We don't want to intervene, but we want to assist the countries do things better.
Henry: My issue is that I appreciate the shared values but our parties play a part in distinct culture. Having some "Pirate Parties for Dummies" is ok, but I don't get the proposal itself.
Carlos: I see a situation where we will centralize information, and where parties can take what they need at the right time. This is a way that we can become transparent, with our central Paypal account that could be spread around the world. This could improve our image. We want to see how we can affect society...
Manuel: I think it is a good idea to consolidate our efforts for general guidelines as tools to reach out better with our methods in the movement. However, I was looking at the report of the board, and when they referred to the standing committee, some of the functions that this motion contemplates are found in the committees. Social media engagement, advertisement, image bank... Wouldn't it be a better idea for the goals of the logistics group extend just to the committee?
Carlos: I am open to discussion, but I would like to have common content. We want to help through social media do what is necessary to drive our imagination as we want it. For some part we will need help from professionals, and I know that there are people who are available to help us. It is a real important issue for us and our fight.
Alexander: I would like to support this motion, as we have very similar contributions on media and IT. Another suggestion on unified actions is in PPR's motion. More active activities and united activities are worth at least discussing. We need to vote more in this direction.
Gregory: This motion as it stands now .

Article 5, paragraph 6 states that every motion needs a title. This is not a statement that can be voted on yes or no. If the delegates would like to rephrase it as yes or no.

Ji Yong: I agree that there is a need for those parties that need help, and the established parties want to go with what they have. We don't need to streamline everything (e.g. getting everyone on the same color). I would like to see a motion that we want to have a logistics surface. I see a need for that. Perhaps it was intended slightly different than it was written down.
Carlos: The question is do we want to have a logistics group, yes or no? And if so then someone should be delegated this task on the board.
Roland: We're not the bigges fans of centralization. There are several groups already working on this. Organizing a working group makes more sense than a committee. We can start something like Trello instead. As it stands now, it's not fully understanding what tools are already available within the PPI.
Carlos: For the newcomers it's good to have access to what other parties already have. To help those who need it the most. For example Czechs might be able to share their know how and smaller parties like Venezuela might benefit.
Gregory asks for a final wording of the motion.
Mike: From the last explanation I believe I understand what is being proposed, but there already is a working group on the exchange of know-how.
Gregory: Working groups are from the General Assembly of 2015, so we don't need a decision to help groups as this is already there.
Stephanie: I note that we already have a lot of groups for new parties, such as working groups to help them. Creating a new group will complicate things a lot more than making them easier. Perhaps we should focuse more on the existing groups? In the wording of the motion, it sounds too strong. It is not just about helping parties, but centralizing the entire public relations which is too much.
Bastian: I think it's a good idea to have this motion in mind. Gregory's wording is clear. We can surely change the motion right now if we want.
    • Point of order that Pirate Party Hungary arrived at 13:30

Suggested text: The PPI GA tasks the board to create a Logistics Pirate Group.

Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - no
Pirate Party of Catalonia ½Vote - Dario (1/2) - abstain
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike (1) - no
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Hungary- Marianna (mumble.ppi.rocks) - not voting

Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - no
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - no
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - abstain
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - abstain
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - no
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - no
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry - no

Motion
Logistic Pirate Group (LPG)(Motion by PPCH)
* The PPI GA task the board to create a Logistic Pirate Group. Do we want to have a logistics group, yes or no?
15yes.png Yes : 3
15no.png No : 5.5
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 5.5
Result: Motion failed.


Motion #3: No room for abusers

  • No room for abusers within PPI and its members (PPNL)

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-no-room-for-abusers-within-ppi-and-its-members/290

Gregory: the motion needs to be reformulated so we can vote on it.
Sjoerd: I did a small edit and rephrased the motion: "Is PPI prepared to voice that there is no room for abusers in the PPI and it’s members?" PPI should state that there's no place for abusers in its ranks. Pirates need to know that we won't stand for any kind of abuse.
Alexander: Abuse is usually based on a code of conduct. Here I think we need to coordinate a statement by Pirate Parties on internet abuse. Can this motion be created into an action then I think it is supportable. I saw a statement from Iceland about abuse in the European Pirates. If someone could share what happened, that would be fine.
Henry: Is there a formal grievance method within PPI?
Gregory: PPI has a Court of Arbitration that members are allowed to call. This is our dispute resolution body that we have in the statutes.
    • Is PPI prepared to voice that there is no room for abusers in the PPI and it’s members?
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1) - (did not vote)
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - abstain

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry - yes


Motion
No room for abusers
* Is PPI prepared to voice that there is no room for abusers in the PPI and it’s members?
15yes.png Yes : 14.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


    • Remaining motions submitted at the time of the GA

Motion #4: COVID-19 and negative activities of states

  • Motion of PPRU on COVID-19 and negative states activities

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-of-ppru-on-covid-19-and-negavive-states-activities/293

Alexander: Apologies that the next motions will be presented by myself. These are not personal motions. They were suggested by our members that discussed them heavily. The discussion about chemical weapons we do not have an agreeement to be presented at the GA, but most of the motions were presented as translations. I already see that someone took the time to fix the English in the motions, so I will read them as were fixed.
  • Text of the motion:
PPI condemns governments’ actions worldwide using coronavirus as an excuse for more surveillance within national borders, including spying on citizens of other countries.

Governments take advantage of their rights and legal powers, enacting disproportionate methods, mechanisms, and technologies of surveillance upon people’s actions and intentions, violating their fundamental rights and freedoms. The efficiency of methods of coronavirus control is low or absent. However, there are alternative methods of coronavirus control.

Peter: It's just a statement.We can vote do we approve of this statement.
Stefanie: I have a question about the last sentence. The word methods is there twice and I'd like to know what methods are meant by this. Thank you.
Alexander: can't really react.
Stefanie: Are we talking about wearing a mask or other methods?
Alexander: It's about governments' abuse of the virus control to push negative agenda.
JiYong: I do understand the concern because at least in the Netherlands that if you're against some of the government's methods, you're risking to be associated with those that call COVID a hoax. Lot of the surveillance methods are worrisome and PPI should take a statement about it.
Henry: I believe that the statement is quite vague and different countries took different methods.
Peter: I am suggesting that since the last two sentences are sort of vague, we could just remove them from the statement, and it would still preserve the meaning of the statement.
Alexander: I can agree with that. These last two sentences are not required.
Gregory: reads the statement with the last two sentences struck and calls for a vote. Added Stefanie's change to the second sentence. Vote repeated.
  • Motion text. (without the last two sentences)
PPI condemns governments’ actions worldwide using coronavirus as an excuse for more surveillance within national borders, including spying on citizens of other countries.
PPI condemns governments that take advantage of their rights and legal powers, enacting disproportionate methods, mechanisms, and technologies of surveillance upon people’s actions and intentions, violating their fundamental rights and freedoms.


Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes 
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1) - yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)-yes

Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1)-yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry - yes

Motion
Motion suggested by PPRU on COVID-19 and negative activities of states
* PPI condemns governments’ actions worldwide using coronavirus as an excuse for more surveillance within national borders, including spying on citizens of other countries.

PPI condemns Governments that take advantage of their rights and legal powers, enacting disproportionate methods, mechanisms, and technologies of surveillance upon people’s actions and intentions, violating their fundamental rights and freedoms.

15yes.png Yes : 15.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 0
Result: Motion passed unanimously


MacBurns: There are possibilities to vote out parties that are bad. I don't think governments is enough. It needs to be more refined, so you know it refers to bad governments.

Motion #5: Not enough positive actions of the States

  • Motion of PPRU on not enough positive actions of the States

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-of-ppru-on-not-enough-positive-actions-of-the-states/294

Peter: In the beginning it was stated PP Russia, and it should be stated PPI.
  • Revised Motion:
Motion text:
Due to the covid pandemic, the transform of mankind’s activities into the digital way sufficiently increased. States and society are ready to step forward into the digital era, especially in education and labor relationships. Governments do not make enough efforts to involve modern technologies besides those they use to watch and control citizens. Therefore the society is even harder to accept any innovations and learn to use it. PPI is full of hope for changing the situation for digitizing, and we are ready to help in it.
COVID-19 allowed everyone to take advantage of digital tools for improving quality of life, democracy.
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)- yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1)- yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - abstains
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)- yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)-yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1)- yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry- yes

Motion
Motion suggested by PPRU on not enough positive actions of the States
* Due to the covid pandemic, the transform of mankind’s activities into the digital way sufficiently increased. States and society are ready to step forward into the digital era, especially in education and labor relationships. Governments do not make enough efforts to involve modern technologies besides those they use to watch and control citizens. Therefore the society is even harder to accept any innovations and learn to use it. PPI is full of hope for changing the situation for digitizing, and we are ready to help in it.

COVID-19 allowed everyone to take advantage of digital tools for improving quality of life, democracy.

15yes.png Yes : 14.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


Motion #6: Corporations interfering in elections

  • Motion of PPRU on corporations interfering elections

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-of-ppru-on-corporations-interfering-elections/296

Alexander: Reads the motion.
Mike: I recommend writing the names of the company. It is difficult to write this for many companies. There are some companies, but I don't like the companies being named in this manner, because they are all evaluated in the same manner.
Peter: I'm not sure if on FB and Twitter whether this is happening. Obviously there are some statements on Twitter, and there are right-wing accounts that are blocked. Is it in the context of this?
Alexander: As far as I can tell, yes, Facebook and Instagram Russia is not pleased with their policies. Deleting accounts is not a good example.
Henry: Effectively it's not just social media. In my experience we need to expand it to conventional media. They also seem to support authoritarians.
Alexander: We can suspend voting, and we can recheck with the Russian proposer, such as dropping the last sentence naming corporations. It probably can be done, and we can return to this issue during any other business. I don't see social media as an essential part of this motion, since it is about corporations.
Discussion of this motion postponed to either later in the Saturday or Sunday afternoon to the Any Other Business section.

Motion #7: Situation in United State of Belarus and Russian Federation

  • Motion on situation in United State of Belarus and Russian Federation

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-on-situation-in-united-state-of-belarus-and-russian-federation/301

Alexander: For those who doesn't know, Belarus and Russia have a common "United State", something like the EU. We seek PPI's support relating to the Belarussian election:
  • Revised Statement: PPI condemns the Lukashenko regime's actions related to the latest presidential elections, including election fraud, ignorance of people’s will, violence against protesters, random arrests, and torture in jails, media censorship, destruction of infrastructure via Internet shutdowns. We especially condemn the Russian Federation’s inaction on violation of democracy and violation of Human Rights in the Union State. PPI supports the people of Belarus in their will to live in an open and democratic state.
Mike: Expresses wholehearted support.
Gregory: What exactly does it means that we are willing to provide informational support.
Alexander: It means that we are also going to help people in Belarus find their way around censorship. We want to check about what is happening in Belarus, and also about giving information to people in Belarus if they need so.
Peter:: I would propose that we should start with "PPI condemns the Belarus' government..."
Henry: I'd like to add a change: call it "Belarus regime" instead of "Belarus's government", since it's not a legitimate government anymore.
Alexander: I'm fine with that. Better use "Lukashenko regime".
Roland: I have difficulties because we are not a political organization, and don't like us to be a political actor on a conflict that is perhaps going to kill people.
Alexander: We try to be metapolitical. We do not pretent to replace other political parties. We see that something is going on and we make a statement about it.
Peter: Can we remove the whole last sentence or just rephrase it?
Alexander: We cannot really translate the Russian original. Let's remove the last part.
  • Final text:
PPI condemns the Lukashenko regime’s actions related to the latest presidential elections, including election fraud, ignorance of people’s will, violence against protesters, random arrests, and torture in jails, media censorship, destruction of infrastructure via Internet shutdowns.We especially condemn the Russian Federation’s inaction on violation of democracy and violation of Human Rights in the Union State.
PPI supports the people of Belarus in their will to live in an open and democratic state.


Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1)-yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)-yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)-yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - abstain

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry- yes


Motion
Motion suggested by PPRU on situation in United State of Belarus and Russian Federation
* PPI condemns the Lukashenko regime’s actions related to the latest presidential elections, including election fraud, ignorance of people’s will, violence against protesters, random arrests, and torture in jails, media censorship, destruction of infrastructure via Internet shutdowns.We especially condemn the Russian Federation’s inaction on violation of democracy and violation of Human Rights in the Union State.

PPI supports the people of Belarus in their will to live in an open and democratic state.

15yes.png Yes : 14.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


Motion #8: Support of PPRU in ECHR

  • Motion of support of PPRU in ECHR

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-of-support-of-ppru-in-echr/304

  • Revised Motion
European Court of Human Rights has communicated the case of PPRU (Rassudov) vs. Russia.
PPI supports PPRU in its will to restore formal registration in Russia.
PPI calls to the Russian Federation to voluntarily register the Pirate Party of Russia.
  • Proceedural motion to take a 5 minute break. We will meet again at 15:35 CET, 14:35 UTC.
Alexander: PPRU presented a lot of motions. This may have to do with the fact that Pirate Party of Russia is not officially registered. It is suggested that they resolve this case peacefully. Russian Pirate members would be very happy to have the support of PPI.
Henry: Strong support for this one. Same thing is happening to us too.
Mike: I wanted to ask about the wording. There is something about the restoring of status. Were you a registered party in the past?
Alexander: Yes, but not for a long time. The wording may be changed, because political party registration requires a staged process. It could be worded a bit different way to get deeply into the formal registration process.
Jo: PPI should say that PPI and its members.
Gregory: It is not possible for us to make statements in the name of our members who are not present.


Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - abstains
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)- yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)- yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) -yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry - yes

Motion
Motion of support of PPRU in ECHR
* European Court of Human Rights has communicated the case of PPRU (Rassudov) vs. Russia.PPI supports PPRU in its will to restore formal registration in Russia. PPI calls to the Russian Federation to voluntarily register the Pirate Party of Russia.
15yes.png Yes : 14.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


Motion #9: Limiting political competition

  • Motion suggested by PPRU on limitating of political competition

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-suggested-by-ppru-on-limitating-of-political-competition/303

  • Revised Motion: PPI aspires for direct democracy.

But it does not mean we need to ignore representative democracy. Some governments stealthily or clearly violate open competitions and freedom of choice. We condemn any state and military actions limiting political competition and freedom of speech.

Peter: A comment about the wording. Instead of violent, it should be violate. I don't think it is clear that this is a statement that PPI makes or exactly what we are deciding on.
Mike: I think it should be rephrased, so we can vote yes/no.
Gregory: i remember that we had a very similar statement by Russian Pirates back in 2013.
Joe: (Asked a question that I could not hear.) Perhaps they can aspire...
Alexander: It is based on discussions happenning in Russia. I will accept all suggestions related to English language.
Gregory: The word "draft" might be a bit misleading.

The statement from 2013 includes discussion to include parties that do not have state funding and representation in parliament. It was a very specific statement that is different from the statement being made today.

Henry: Can we add states "and military"; especially pressing issue in Venezuela.
Mike: My problem is with the 3rd sentence. If we condemn all governments, I would rephrase it to some governments. It is not necessarily true that all governments do this. I would not imply that all governments are guilty even if they are not present.

Roland: I remind everyone that this is a GA and not a workshop, and please next time give us more time so we can discuss it properly in the Forum.

Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)-yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry - yes

Motion
Motion on limitating of political competition
* PPI aspire for direct democracy.

But it does not mean we need to ignore representative democracy. Some governments stealthily or clearly violate open competitions and freedom of choice. We condemn any state and military actions limiting political competition and freedom of speech.

15yes.png Yes : 15.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 0
Result: Motion passed, unanimously


  • Remark for Carlos that the meeting would last until 16:00 UTC. We still have one hour to go.
Gregory: I am confident that we can continue on to the next motion.

Motion #10: Coordinated response on the Internet regulations

  • Motion on coordinated response on the Internet regulations

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-on-coordinated-response-on-the-internet-regulations/305

Alexander: This is our last motion, hopefully. Reads the motion:
  • Revised Motion: In order to create modern, digital, democratic society all over the world we need to coordinate our efforts. Governments in all countries try to regulate Internet to prevent free flow of information, political competence, inhibit civil activities, protect their corporations. Even very democratic countries have such regulations. PPI has to create toolkit for coordinated response of all member parties to such repressive regulations in any of countries of Member parties. Response should include explanation of inedequacy of regulation, impossibility to implement such regulation in local state, bringing negative effects of Internet regulations to public discussion and (if possible) to official political and international agenda.
Peter: I want to ask what PPI should do with this, make a statement?
Alexander: This motion says we should move beyond standing committees and create another one. We have a lot of regulations in Russian Federation, and usually governments look at each other. This motion is intended to help Pirate parties to spread the word that internet regulations should be made very carefully.
Carlos: Geneva is the place where new regualtions are made, voted on and elected on by the states. It's important to now for example to have a repository of internet regulations in all countries, so we know what they're about before they arrive to our countries.
Alexander: We just called it toolkit to avoid exact wording.
Peter: Is this something that you want to do, that you want PPRU, or that you want PPI to do? If PPI decides to do it, we need to decide if it is necesssary.
Alexander: I do not separate myself from PPRU. We are seeking PPI's support on this.
Carlos: Internet regulations affect lives. In Switzerland we have to recognize when these regulations are going against civil society.
Mike: A question for Alexander, a sentence about PPI creating a coordinated response of all member parties. What do you expect from PPI, or from the next board?
Alexander: Not just take a case for internet regulation, but also more tools and materials to explain what is going on. It could be extended from casinos to political issues. This information could easily be brought to your society. In the templates or public discussion action...
Mike: To me it sounds like a press agency which is outside of our capacity.
Alexander: You already have public information facilities. This gives you more advantage and PPI as a whole.
Henry: It's not just the regulations that are the problem, but also the lack of infrastructure, such as in Venezuela. Lack of infrastructure blocks people from having access.
Alexander: It's only about active actions of the state, not about things such as infrastructure.
Gregory: Can we get back to understanding of the text?
Carlos: The important issue is that we are talking about governments. This regulation will get down to every country who is signed on UN agreements. The idea is that when we have this information aside, we can help countries make decisions in civil society. We can assist countries work with the most important decision, internet governance. This is the most important issue.
Mike: PPI has to create a toolkit, which is an assignment for the board, and it is not clear. I am afraid at the next GA they will look at it. I have some idea of what it might be, repressions from the government clippings which would then be translated into multiple languages, but if that is what it is it should be stated as such. I can't vote for it as it is.
Alexander: Would you like it as a phrase. It is not clear enough on how we should report. We could use the word...
Mike: The fact stands that we are asking for something that is not clearly specified from the board.

JiYong : I think that we really have to be careful to put more work to the board; I suggest se move this to one of the standing commities so this won't be a board task and instead a common venture of all members.

Roland: I would ask the GA to vote on the motion or postpone it until tomorrow so people can vote work on it.
Gregory: i think the most responsible committee would be SCUBA. Would you agree for that decision?
Alexander: I don't think we could disagree with that. I don't think the motion could require from the board to do or create something. It is not clear to me what we will do with this motion.
Gregory: The idea is that we will ask the next SCUBA meeting to handle this proposal and to come up with something. And Russia is invited to help coordinate these activities.
Alexander: We would like this. It could be voted that the committee could not suspend the activity. If we start it then it will not be ceased. We understand that some of the committees should deal with it. We have to move forward, it is not clear how.
Gregory: The GA in 2015 established the standing committees, even though they got created later. Thus the motion can be put to one of them and will be discussed by it.
  • The next SCUBA standing committee will handle this motion in its next meeting.

Motion #11: Motion by PPAT: PPI GA asks newly elected board to promote todays declarations

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-ppi-ga-asks-newly-elected-board-to-promote-todays-declarations/308

Peter: Reads the motion:

Since we spent a good amount of time on todays declarations, it would be a shame if they just ended up in our wiki, so the new board is hereby assigned to promote these declarations on social media and any other appropriate channel.

Peter: This relates to the things that we decided, not everything, only those motions that we voted on.
Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1)-yes
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1) - yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1) - yes
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1) - yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1) - yes

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry-yes

Motion
Motion: PPI GA asks newly elected board to promote todays declarations
* The new board is hereby assigned to promote these declarations on social media and any other appropriate channel.
15yes.png Yes : 14.5
15no.png No : 0
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 1
Result: Motion passed


Motion #6 (retabled): Corporations interfering in elections

  • Motion of PPRU on corporations interfering elections

https://ga.pp-international.net/t/motion-of-ppru-on-corporations-interfering-elections/296

Alexander: Reads the motion.

PPI condemns corporations for their aggressive manner of doing their business, harming society’s interests, democracy, and freedom of speech. It appears in explicit support of specific political movements and content censorship in news, media and social networks based on corporation owners’ political preferences.


Pirate Party of Austria - Peter, Roland (1)-no
Pirate Party of Catalonia  ½Vote - Dario  (1/2) - yes
Pirate Party of Chile -Mauricio  (1)- abstain
Pirate Party of the Czech Republic - Mike  (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Germany - Bastian, Mia (1)- abstain
Pirate Party of Hungary - Marianna (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Italy -Matteo, Gabriele (1)- abstain
Pirate Party of Israel - Keith (1) - abstain
Pirate Party of Latvia - Lubuger (1)- abstain
Pirate Party of Luxembourg - Gilles, Stephanie (1)- abstain
Pirate Party of the Netherlands - JiYong, Henk (1)-yes
Internet Party of New Zealand ½Vote - Jo (1/2)-yes
Pirate Party of Norway - Raymond (1)-yes
Pirate Party of Russia -Alexander (1)-yes
Pirate Party - Slovakia ½Vote - Rudolf (1/2)- abstain
Pirate Party of Switzerland- Carlos (1)- abstain

Pirate Party of Venezuela (1) - Henry-yes

Motion
Motion suggested by PPRU on corporations interfering elections
* PPI condemns corporations for their aggressive manner of doing their business, harming society’s interests, democracy, and freedom of speech. It appears in explicit support of specific political movements and content censorship in news, media and social networks based on corporation owners’ political preferences.
15yes.png Yes : 6
15no.png No : 1
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain : 8.5
Result: Motion passed


Abstentions are not taken into account, and we need a simple majority. According to article 6 of rules of proceedure. This is also referenced in the statutes in article 9.
  • Announcement from Bastian that he just transfered all money from the old Paypal (Belgian one) to the new Paypal account (PPI's).
Gregory: What about the recurring donations? Do they need to be transferred manually to the new account? Yes.
Alexander: I would like to suggest for the next GA that we might plan a workshop to discussing motions in advance.
Mike: I don't think we need a workshop for that. It's what Discourse is for. Let's just try to propose motions, especially complex statements like the Russian ones today, in advance, so we can all properly go through them and get the wording perfect. Thanks.
  • Old PayPal-Account was now available. Treasurer transfers 887,72 EUR to the new Account and secured all statements.
  • Bailey: Thank you to everyone. Tomorrow is a much lighter day. We will have elections to the board and a statement from Marcel Kolaja.
  • Gregory: Clarification that we need 3 to 7 for the CoA, instead of 6 as stated.
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  • Meeting adjourned: 16:38 CET (15:38 UTC)
  • Day 2 starts 06DEC 10:00 UTC - 11:00 CET