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Love it. No wonder this remains virtually an unknown story. It's equivalent to the French Revolution.

Please Mr. Cameron, Mr Obama, Mr. Hollande, Mrs Merket et al -- can we please have our democracy back too...

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ICELAND. No news from Iceland?… why?

By Spazzman76 | Posted May 8, 2012 | albuquerque, New Mexico43K

How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what's happening in Iceland:
In Iceland, the people has made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn't been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example.

This is a summary of the facts:

2008. The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy

2008. The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.

2010. The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.

In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the carta magna' from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.

So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people

Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world

From, yes, CNN iReport. Friggin' amazing.
Lol I think you and I are going to get along just fine Dave. Lol, I wonder WTF the teabaggers would think of this if they heard of it? Communism? Satan Worship? Obamacare?
Seamus Coogan Wrote:Lol I think you and I are going to get along just fine Dave. Lol, I wonder WTF the teabaggers would think of this if they heard of it? Communism? Satan Worship? Obamacare?

I have to ask this Seamus - cos I'm dying to know the answer...

I'm assuming that "Teabaggers" refers to those crazed members of the Tea Party rather than a physically demanding gratification exercise?

Just wondering is all... :Blink:
What would a party be without the Tea Party Dave! Hence you are bang on. This is fascinating stuff, I mean this is empowering stuff. Note the Icelanders aren't toting guns or demanding more access to AR-15's. Freedom is a collective responsibility, can you imagine this lot rioting at a mall for a sale?
An interesting talk by a member of the Icelandic Parliament's Special Investigation Commission, detailing some of the methods the banks used to criminally disguise their real exposure and the failure of oversight and control.