The crisis that knocked on Iceland’s door in 2008, turned out to be a “beneficial” fact for the country. It was beneficial because it abruptly and suddenly made Icelandic people question many things about politics and economics. Mainly, it made them realize that they should not leave their fate in the hands of politicians and bankers but should actively, themselves, participate in the democratic procedures […]
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 […]
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 […]
The book is aimed at bringing the principles of game theory to the rough and tumble world of politics in an educational and practical way. Expansive use of well thought out tables and matrices help the novice and more experienced politician to make better, more informed decisions.
A week has passed since the election and the first three Pirates were elected to the oldest parliament in the world.
Two of them, Helgi and Jon Thor are coming to terms with their new positions and responsibilities. Not only being now a part of the Icelandic political scene they have to come to terms with being well known in the world, not only of Pirates but in the activist universe. The more politically experienced Birgitta will no longer be a lone voice in the Althingi.
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.
With only 17 days left until their elections the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached 7.8% in their latest polling by MMR.