Interview with an overseas Pirate The Icelandic Pirate Party has reached over 30% in the current polls. We spoke to Simon, a Pirate who lives and studies in Iceland, to throw some light on the background to the Icelandic success-story. Editor: Hello Simon, you are the ‘overseas Pirate’ who is currently studying in Iceland. Simon: Góðan daginn. Yes, that’s right. I lived for ten years in […]
‘Öryggisventill’ is the Icelandic word for a safety valve. You might think that a safety valve in Iceland has something to do with tourists trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajökull” or geothermal steam. In this case it is related to the second of those two options. With this safety valve the voters will be able “to let off a bit of steam” and also let their politicians know about it. […]
Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish
The Pirate Party of Iceland saw three Pirates entering the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament) just over a year ago. Now they are ready to see more Pirates taking seats in regional assemblies. Voting will take place on 31st of May 2014. Over the last year PPIS has seen its polling numbers more than double to over 11% nationally (they got elected with 5.1% of the vote). […]
Representatives in the EU parliament from the Pirate Party of Sweden (Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engström) as well as parliamentarians from the Pirate Party of Iceland (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson and Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) have conjointly nominated the American whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 900.000 Euro endowed Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually since 1901 on December […]
On Saturday 27 April 2013 Pirate history was made and three members of a national Pirate Party were elected to be representatives in their national parliament. Iceland is the first country to have Pirates having a say in the running of their country.