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We Want You In Charge: Iceland's Pirates Now Largest Political Party


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We Want You In Charge: Iceland's Pirates Now Largest Political Party

For a break from the Drumpfian gutter into which our national discourse has fallen, consider Iceland, where a survey finds the Pirate Party - touting civil rights, collective action, transparency - is now the biggest party, with a 38% support that would dominate Parliament in an election today. One leader cites a hacker's belief in what is possible: “As soon as I know about limitations, I start to respect them. It’s better to pretend you don’t know the limitations, so you can break them.”


#3

If you're interested in Pirates, Iceland and Birgitta, please
Academy Award nominated filmmaker making documentary on this title,
"The Mouse that Roared".


#4

Author sez: "... a recent Bloomberg story calls them 'Iceland's next scare.'"

No kidding. Considering the 'center-right' government made the banksters walk the plank, these buccaneers might well keelhaul Bloomers and his ilk.
Sovereignty; oh, the horror!


#6

Michael Moore's film "Where to Invade Next" features Iceland as one of the countries the U.S. could learn a lot from.


#7

Sounds like the US Green Party to me. Say, the "what" party? And therein lies the difference. It's like comparing apples and oranges. What Iceland accomplished has to do with a generally homogeneous cultural base, a much smaller and much better educated and informed population, and a completely different political structure.


#9

We do have a US Pirate Party.