Birgitta Jonsdottir is the courageous member of the Icelandic Parliament who helped Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame and who fought for justice during the banking crisis that struck Iceland.

[UPDATE 2018: Birgitta has since thrown Assange under the bus…among other early supporters who have now politicized the truth to further neoliberal agendas rather than those espoused by the Pirate Party’s founding principles.]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like / Iceland Debt Jubilee

submitted by Gabrielle Price

I don’t have to wonder why we don’t hear about this in the US mainstream media. ~ GP

The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population. This nation chose a very different way of stopping the crisis from the rest of European countries. It decided to hear the requests of the population and to put politicians and bankers on the bench of the accused three years after their financial excesses would sink one of the most prosperous economies in 2008.