Natalie Gravenor | Monday September 5th, 2011
The symbolic elections organised by Jede Stimme 2011 (Every Vote 2011) ended on September 4. Here are the first results:
This is not an endorsement of the party that published this poster (Piratenpartei or Pirate Party). But the slogan – “don’t trust any poster – inform yourselves!” was a rare beacon of light in an election campaign that eclipsed past ones with particularly vapid and opportunistic (even for election campaign standards) communiqués.
“No taxation without representation.” This key demand of the seceding colonists during the American Revolution in 1775/76 is not cited in support of the Tea Party (the 21st century ultra-conservarvative-libertarian US political movement, not necessarily the 1773 direct action against the tea tax autocratically levied by the Kingdom of Great Britain on the American colonies),