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25.03.2017

Nuclear Disarmament, Trump and the Nordic Countries

Nuclear Disarmament, Trump and the Nordic Countries

By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – When asked what Sweden thought the Trump Administration should do by way of contributing to nuclear disarmament, the Swedish ambassador in Iceland, Bosse Hedberg, replied: “At this point in time, I am not aware of any common Nordic position being prepared in response to… »

24.11.2016

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

Movie night in Berlin: Debt is the money of the rich

In the heart of Neukölln-Berlin, in B-Lage, DiEM25 Berlin presented the film “Who is Saving Whom? – Crisis as a business model at the expense of democracy and social security”. Although the screening room was crowded and crammed with 80 visitors, the mostly young audience attentively watched… »

09.10.2016

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Since its 2008 crisis, Iceland has received recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake of its 2008-2011… »

13.09.2016

Preparing for power: Can Iceland’s Pirate Party change system from the inside?

Preparing for power: Can Iceland’s Pirate Party change system from the inside?

Consistently topping the polls ahead of upcoming elections, Iceland’s Pirate Party have a real shot at power. If they do, they want to change the “ugly” culture of politics and create a society that honours people. By Phil England 13 September 2016 for openDemocracy… »

07.04.2016

Panamaleaks: let’s start with Iceland!

Panamaleaks: let’s start with Iceland!

The Prime Minister of Iceland was, like a sunken ship, scuttled through Panamaleaks because, for the Western financial system, he was far more dangerous than even Russia’s Putin. Yes, I hear you, however, as the late Italian premier Giulio Andreotti, used to say, ‘If you think evil, it is a sin, but… »

22.10.2015

Iceland jails dozens of corrupt bankers for 74 years

Iceland jails dozens of corrupt bankers for 74 years

In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO’s and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison. The majority of those convicted have been sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. »

28.02.2013

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Chilean Humanist, Tomas Hirsch, gave a talk this morning at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik to members of the Spanish faculty, local humanists and members of the general public.  The theme that Hirsch was invited to develop was the process of development taking place in Latin America and especially… »

27.02.2013

What became of the Icelandic Revolution?

What became of the Icelandic Revolution?

In 2008 Iceland became the focus of attention for progressive social movements around the world as the country’s only three (private) banks collapsed in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse in the USA.  As much to the surprise of the watching world as to Icelanders themselves, demonstrations took… »

25.10.2012

Iceland’s Rock Bottom Approach to Debt Crisis: Let the Banks Fail

Iceland’s Rock Bottom Approach to Debt Crisis: Let the Banks Fail

Let the banks fail 2008 was a year of financial disaster and near government collapse. The crisis has been deemed by economists as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1930s. But in the worldwide turmoil, the country that got hit the hardest is undoubtably Iceland. With… »

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