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Resistance fighter in the Digital : Why Julia Reda leaves the pirates

in the past few months like no other for the Protest against the copyright law reform and the controversial article 13. For many young people, the pirate party

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Resistance fighter in the Digital : Why Julia Reda leaves the pirates

in the past few months like no other for the Protest against the copyright law reform and the controversial article 13. For many young people, the pirate party politician Julia Reda was such a thing as a resistance fighter in the Digital. One that competes against the lobbyists and against the old white men of the CDU in the European Parliament. There she sits as Vice-chair of the group of The greens/EFA. A new voice, high in the forthcoming European elections in may, their party was already sure of. But in Julia Reda says their admirers now's to choose, but please, not the pirates.

In a Wednesday night Twitter released a Video of the Deputy of the Euro Parliament, said that she was from their party. Reason Gilles Bordelais. For the elections of the on the list of two. "Gilles has harassed multiple women in the Parliament," says Reda in the Video about your former office Manager. The decision is based on the results of the parliamentary Advisory Council for harassment in the workplace. Reda warns: "Every vote for the pirate list could be the voice, thanks to the Gilles Bordelais to Parliament to move in." As an Alternative, you called a number of parties, ranging from the FDP to the Left. On the same evening, the Hashtags #trends on Twitter go vote and #thankyou Julia.

The allegations of the party according to their own information since last November. On a New election list had been omitted, because the time had not passed to the necessary to collect signatures of support. In addition, the project legally would have been voidable. According to the list first, Patrick Breyer, wanted to wait for the Federal Board at that time, the examination by the Parliamentary Committee. Bordelais had then assured, in the event of a confirmed annoyance of the election to withdraw.

a Lot of support

After the results in February templates, he made the resignation public, but still "automatically" for his candidacy, nor the necessary documents with the Federal returning officer, submitted. In a communication dated 15. March of the pirates informed disappointed: "The proposed deletion of the second list of candidates, Gilles Bordelais was, unfortunately, rejected." On a request of the daily mirror the opinion of the Bordelais did not respond until Thursday evening. For his entry in the Parliament about 1.6 percent of the votes would be necessary.

your call, but votes rather for the competition, gets Reda as much support as the two months before an election. The pirates at the European level (PPEU) wrote on Wednesday that they would not work together in the "unlikely to be elected in the case of" with Bordelais. The Federal Executive of the pirates announced, to respond with transparency and determination to the incident. This public restraint is One thing, nevertheless, Reda more critical of the processes in the party. There were colleagues that would try to prevent the worst. In this context, you also called the top candidates Breyer. At the same time was a reason for their leaving, that the pirates "have not done everything you could do". In July of 2018 is already a party colleague had informed the then Federal Chairman, said Reda to the daily mirror. It had not been responding. "That might have given time for a preparation meeting and election list."

pirate Board did not respond

Even more significant Redas staff Christopher Clay was on Thursday on Twitter. In a post, it shows messages of other pirates, the compare Done by Bordelais, among other things, with the case of Jörg Kachelmann. The weather expert was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of rape, fell in Public disgrace, it was eventually spoken however, free.

Clay said: "Here you see why the pirates Board has not reacted, there was still time to change the list." Parts of the pirate party would make it in spite of the findings of the competent parliamentary Committee "structural levels like easy, and Sacrifice is hard". The current Board, he takes, however, explicitly. Party Executive Director Daniel monk sees quoted in the news, not a document. On Twitter, he stressed that all the incidents had taken place to his knowledge in the context of the Green group in the European Parliament. In addition, you have submitted "to the returning officer as well as the Federal election Committee a complaint against the setting of list 2".

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harassment allegations against Ex-employee Julia Reda of the pirate party

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in fact, however, it is the first Time that the pirates sexism accusations. Already in the first phase of the party, the youth organisations, published in 2012, a brand-letter. It says, among other things: "members of the party to fall by racist, sexist, or discriminatory statements or conduct." On the then brand letter addressed Reda responds that there is sexism in all the parties, "but, Yes, also in the pirates of the still not disappeared"

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