After offering help against US government pressure in July, the Swedish Pirate Party has signed an agreement with Wikileaks. After the deal, if the party wins a Swedish parliament seat in September, it’ll be impossible to legally shut them down.
As part of the agreement – signed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange and Pirat Partiet’s Rick Falkvinge – the Pirate Party will host new Wikileaks servers, providing with servers and bandwidth for free as “part of their political mission”. Falvinge said that they are happy to provide with this help, as they share Wikileaks vision:
Wikileaks contribution is tremendously important for the entire world. We want to contribute to any effort that would increase transparency and helps to keep the powerful in check.
Assange is happy to know that they may count with a safe port in case things get nasty:
We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party. Our organizations share many values and I am looking forward to future ways we can help each other improve the world.