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Swedish Pirate Party to Host New WikiLeaks Servers
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STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — The Pirate Party will host several new WikiLeaks servers. This was agreed during Julian Assange's visit to Stockholm last weekend.
Julian Assange and Rick Falkvinge sign hosting agreement at Glenfiddich Warehouse №68 in Stockholm on Sunday.
'The contribution of WikiLeaks is tremendously important to the entire world', says Rick Falkvinge, leader of the Pirate Party. 'We desire to contribute to any effort that increases transparency and accountability of power in the world.'
The Pirate Party challenged the other Swedish political parties to assist WikiLeaks. (So far no takers.) As a result, WikiLeaks have commissioned a number of new servers that will be hosted and taken care of by the Pirate Party.
'This is one of our signatures', says Falkvinge. 'We don't just talk. We act. Using our own resources and time, we help change the world rather than pass the buck, commission reports, and avoid responsibility like other politicians.'
Wikileaks have been under constant threat of being sabotaged by corrupt or abusive organisations trying to conceal the truth from the public. The Pirate Party's offer was welcomed by Wikileaks' spokesman Julian Assange.
'We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party', says Julian Assange. 'Our organisations share many values and I am looking forward to future ways we can help each other improve the world.'
'We hope the new parliament will give serious consideration to further strengthening Sweden's press protection legislation', says Assange.
'Western democracies are not always as free as one might think, and freedom of the press needs constant vigilance. In particular, we would welcome Sweden copying Iceland's Modern Media Initiative, something that the Pirate Party also desires.'
'We see more opportunities down the road in cooperating with the Pirate Party and look forward to exploring those options.'
Piratpartiet Presscenter: Swedish Pirate Party to Host New WikiLeaks Servers