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Posts Tagged ‘Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Protesting the US Homeland Battlefield Bill

March 31, 2012

A group of political activists and journalists launched a legal challenge to stop an American law they say allows the US military to arrest civilians anywhere in the world and detain them without trial as accused supporters of terrorism. The seven figures, who include ex-New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, professor Noam Chomsky and Icelandic […]

Lessons From Iceland for the Occupy Movement

November 17, 2011

Excerpt of a Guardian article by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a Member of Parliament of Iceland: If the 99% want to reclaim our power, our societies, we have to start somewhere. An important first step is to sever the ties between the corporations and the state by making the process of lawmaking more transparent and accessible for […]

American Government subpoenas Twitter records of WikiLeaks volunteers

January 9, 2011

Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced that she had been notified by Twitter that the American Department of Justice (DOJ) had served a Subpoena demanding information “about all my tweets and more since November 1st 2009.” The Subpoena seeks the same information for numerous other […]