Monday, February 4, 2013

It Started in Iceland

Andrew Sullivan reports that "many Icelanders now wish to share their new liberties and innovations with people around the world," with people "reclaiming rights that are being seized by corporations and governments, such as rights to online privacy and access to the public domain" — Iceland’s Revolt Wants to Go Viral.

The story's heroine is the above-pictured Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Althing (Alþingi), "the oldest extant parliamentary institution in the world," who was elected "on behalf of a movement aiming for democratic reform beyond party politics of left and right."

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