‘Pirate politics’ a budding U.S. social movement

    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, they will likely choose between Republican and Democratic candidates, but there’s a nascent party as well. Patrick Burkart, an associate professor of communications at Texas A&M, tells us about the intriguingly named Pirate Party.

    He says the party is developing in the United States, but it’s already taken off in Europe. The party hopes to influence how legal system and the marketplace are, as they see it, overreaching into personal space and social spaces where they don’t belong.

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