Iceland – Example for a new American Revolution

Daniel Martin Gray The Washington Times 12/15/2013

…Let’s start with a banking crisis like 2008, caused by greedheads in government and breathtaking risktakers in multinational megacorporations. Assume it was entirely intended, in order to cause critical consequences and cement even more power and money in the hands of elites.

Say that nationalizing industry and the […]

U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs

Peter Finn and Sari Horowitz The Washington Post 6/21/2013

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. […]

Iceland exits recession

Decision to force bondholders to pay for banking system’s collapse appears to pay off as economy grows 1.2% in third quarter

Phillip Inman The Guardian 7 December 2011

Iceland’s decision two years ago to force bondholders to pay for the banking system’s collapse appeared to pay off after official figures showed the country exited recession […]

Iceland: Jewish community celebrates new beginnings

Reykjavik community holds formal Rosh Hashana services with a rabbi and a Torah scroll for first time since end of WWII.

Alex Weisler The Jerusalem Post 10/9/2011

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Nearly half an hour after Rosh Hashanah services were set to begin, the congregation in this chilly city still was one man short of a […]

How an Icelandic Volcano Shut Down Europe’s Airspace

Eyjafjallajökull Awakes

by Dinah Deckstein, Manfred Dworschak, Marco Evers, Cordula Meyer, Gerald Traufetter

Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein. Der Spiegel 17 April 2010

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has brought European aviation to a near-standstill in the worst disruptions since 9/11. Airlines are hemorrhaging money and tens of thousands of passengers […]

Icelanders reject plan to repay £3.5bn to Britain and Netherlands

Icelanders have rejected plans to repay £3.5 billion owed to Britain and the Netherlands following the failure of the internet bank Icesave.

Richard Tyler and David Harrison Telegraph [UK] 6 March 2010

The government of Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir government admitted defeat after it became clear last night that more than 90 per cent of […]