Hugleiðing í aðdraganda kosninga

Andstaða við einkavæðingu og fjármálavæðingu samfélagsins er gríðarleg. Nýjasta dæmið er könnun Rúnars Vilhjálmssonar félagsfræðings, sem fjallað var um í fréttum RÚV 25. apríl. “Þegar litið er á heildina þá kemur í ljós að um 82% telja að heilbrigðisþjónustan eigi fyrst og fremst að vera rekin af hinu opinbera. Nú þegar spurt er um fjármögnun ... [Read more...]

An introduction to Einar Már Guðmundsson’s new book ‘Bankastræti Núll’

High Streets and Piss Pots Before the authorities plugged them up in 2006, there used to be underground, public toilets on the corner of Bankastræti and Lækjargata. In his most recent book, Einar Már Guðmundsson recounts how the toilets were once the hub of Reykjavík’s seedy area, where boozers and drug users mingled and where ... [Read more...]

Situation in Iceland – a report prepared for a meeting of activists and left green parties in Brussels 31. may 2011.

Introduction Two years ago, Iceland elected a new parliament or Alþingi, as a result of a people´s revolt. The revolt was a spontaneous democratic popular reaction to the collapse of the banks and the de facto bankruptcy of the country. At the time it seemed destined to be an isolated incident, a rare occurrence in ... [Read more...]