En el @NYTimes #hacksociety The #PirateParty Logs a New Politics
A niche party in Germany is using the Internet to create a new political structure to solve the problem of energizing citizens for both campaigns and governing.
The sudden roar erupting from the Jägerklause bar in east Berlin’s bohemian Friedrichshain district late on a recent Sunday sounded like the usual soccer-match pandemonium. But the crowd inside, with their jeans and sneakers and easygoing looks, didn’t seem like typical soccer fanatics.
Nor did they look like political operatives — but that’s what they were: members of the upstart Pirate Party, which had just scored a key electoral victory in the small western state of Saarland.
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