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June 17, 2015

Pirates ahoy

Out of the wreckage of the financial crisis, a number of citizen led movements emerged to challenge conventional thinking and ways of doing politics. The Occupy Movement and UK Uncut to name but two. Iceland’s banking collapse was more dramatic than most which may explain why some of the civic action in response has been so interesting – in particular the arrival of the Icelandic Pirate Party.  A fascinating interview with Icelandic poet Birgitta Jonsdottir sharing her reflections on how it has all come about.



To view the short video interview with Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Icelandic Pirate Party describing her philosophy and approach to politics and how she arrived in what she calls the ‘belly of the beast’ click here