Iceland, one of the first and hardest hit by the global financial crisis, hardly ever appears in mainstream news like the BBC anymore. When the crisis was still in full swing it was practically the goto nation for disaster stories, eventually replaced by Greece and stories of Germany’s strength. But what became of them? I vaguely remember reports of riots, their cries for revolution, and the fact they openly condemned their bankers more than any other country, but since then only silence. According to several articles I’ve read, such as the one linked above, they refused the stringent and near-crippling decrees of the IMF and international demand. Instead, they opted…
First of all, go read this absolutely excellent piece of journalism that I came across earlier: It’s somewhat necessary for the rest of my post. Done? Good. Continue. Okay, so the guy isn’t a political genius. We know that. He knows that – he’s said it in almost every interview I’ve watched about his “revolution.”So can we stop focusing on that non-issue and start focusing on the fact that his reasons for being miffed with current politics are actually genuine and reflected in the minds of a lot of people?Like how all parties disregard or invert a bunch of their pre-election promises. Like how we only have a say…
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