Mainstream Media IGNORES Iceland Revolution

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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:01 AM
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ICELAND - No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland?
In Iceland, the people have made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example?

Have we been informed of this through the media? Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this? No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world!
in5d


Iceland will be first country in Europe to beat economical crisis. Though it was first country to fall, it recovered quickly because people wanted so and they totally changed government and fired all bankers who were responsible for this crisis. All biggest banks were nationalized.

This should happen everywhere in World. No private banks, all should be nationalized.




posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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Nationalization is great, should you have a government that isn't entirely corrupt. In Canada recently they have sold off some of the very profitable nationalized corporations, and what did the people get in return? That decision of course was made by the government.

It can go either way, but there needs to be something that keeps a nationalized organization in check while they are in operation.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
Nationalization is great, should you have a government that isn't entirely corrupt. In Canada recently they have sold off some of the very profitable nationalized corporations, and what did the people get in return? That decision of course was made by the government.

It can go either way, but there needs to be something that keeps a nationalized organization in check while they are in operation.


I Agree my friend.
The Harper Regime is all about selling off the peoples assets to private organizations. A lot of people here in Nova Scotia are -pissed- at Nova Scotia Power (owned by Emera, funny). Take a look at some of their endevours in the area today. NSP used to be nationalized. (pissed because they have been increasing energy costs for the last 15 years, and proposed 6% more of the next two years (they got 10% increase last year), and then announce that their CEO, CFO, CIO, and some others are getting double digit raises and bonuses......so, imagine how mad people are getting)

Icelands banks were nationalized up until 2000 when the government started to deregulate and the banks were sucked up into the financial fiasco that caused the 2008 crash. They just went back to normal after 7 years of the banks racking up money. Iceland went from a modest amount of debt (something like 2 - 10 billion), to 120 billion in 7 years. And they got NONE of it. No wonder they were mad.

Wish more people knew what was going on there, take them as an example.

They were also mad at the government for deregulating and allowing corporate entities to buy THEIR land, and use their resources and pollute their air and ruin their countryside and mountains for refineries and such.

Im honestly really tired of billion dollar corporations going into a country that they are not sovereign to, and taking their resources and taking their land and buying out the governments. Like in african gold mines. Their countries are so far in debt (due to no fault of their own), and they must ship all the gold they mine to whichever company runs the mine. Well, they have no equipment, its all done by hand for the most part, and they make less than 50 euros a year. Yet they export MILLIONS of dollars in gold each year.. Makes sense doesn't it?

And now harper wants to privatize Canadas water (i think that includes rainwater). Must be nice to have millions of dollars to buy things away from the public.
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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:19 AM
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Iceland is a fascinating country, but they have far less inhabitants than the city where I live. So it is no wonder, we hear only little from there.

This fact also lets me doubt, if they would have much influence on the rest of the world.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by Siddharta
Iceland is a fascinating country, but they have far less inhabitants than the city where I live. So it is no wonder, we hear only little from there.

This fact also lets me doubt, if they would have much influence on the rest of the world.


Iceland was huge in banking sector, and fall of Icelandic banks caused economic collapse in Europe, after that banks started failing in Europe.

But other than that, Iceland is poor in natural resources, except abundant supply of geothermal energy, main income is fish market. This is why it was almost death blow to Iceland when banks started failing. Aluminium industry is on good rise there.

But now they have bright future
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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Actually the Wallstreet Journal covers Iceland pretty well. I don't really see a conspiracy to blackout Iceland news here....

Wall Street Journal:
Wallstreet Journal

ex-Premier Convicted

Reuters

I'm pretty sure if there were (would have been) troops on the street shooting innocent protesters, it would get as much coverage as Egypt or Syria



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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I feel like I have to moderate you guys here a bit. I was as amazed as you all at first, but then I thought, why not get the news straight from the horses mouth?

What you are suggesting here... is the truth WITH MODIFICATIONS... there's is not a revolution per say, but the changes are welcomed non the less.

Here's a google translate from an Icelandic friend of mine. I didn't suggest anything to him... I only showed him the link to the CNN article and then I sat back and waited for a response. Here's what he wrote:




Thanks for the challenge ...
This is a very strange article and I'm actually a little shocked. Either CNN / journalist not done his homework or some other agenda is controlling. Anyway, the article is both misleading and lacks info. I'll go through their article point by point.

Regards, Arnar

Resignation of the whole government
Truth with modifications. The government was forced to resign after large protests. One of the government parties (SF; Socialists) was still a member of the new government, and only two ministers from SF saw reasons to resign.

Nationalization of the banks.
Wrong. Un-Danish creditors took over two of the three cracked big banks. The third, Landsbankinn (architect behind Icesave) is under the supervision of the state.

Referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
Truth with modifications. The president chose to use its veto right, showing the highly controversial Icesave agreement to a referendum twice. The case is now being processed by the EFTA Court. Other controversial cases have unfortunately not received this treatment.

Incarcerating the responsible parties
Truth with modifications.
The political elite: A few weeks ago, the former primeminister was put in court ("Landsdom") who came together before the first time ever. All his ministerial colleagues escaped charges after political room deals. He was convicted of having broken the "good governance" and escaped with symbolic reprimand. A few members of parliament have felt, against their will, the need to quit or take time off for an indefinite period.

The financial elite: In the wake of the crash created parliament, an independent committee whose task was to examine both the political and financial structure and the ground before things went so wrong gruligt. Study Committee did a good piece work but unfortunately things have not moved much since. A new office was created, however, the thesis accuser who works with several large and medium-sized financial matters, but we still lack getting some real indictments and convictions. Some small fish have been convicted but most of the major villains have fled abroad and continue its business.

Rewriting of the constitution by its people
Truth with modifications. Following the independent Examination Committee made his report, it was clear that something was wrong with the foundation. The people wanted a new Constitution and to respond to pressure the new government was forced to act. On a "new" democratically, was team workshops and finally selected a constitutional council by referendum. Council, which worked well and efficiently delivered draft for a new constitution, which was supposed to have a referendum. We are still waiting ...

Hope that you've got a little clearer view on CNN Icelandic Utopia.

Regards, Arnar
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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Peaceful expulsion of the banksters is the greatest nightmare... no debt no control... well let us not show that this works... eh..?



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Wish I could flag this but havent got the cred yet


Iceland are now a really fast growing economy I have heard. I think they could have sone more to the bankers though and the corrupt politicians.

We could all do with some of that viking spirit, trouble is most of our population has been drinking flouride for years.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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Nothing should be nationalized, everything should be privatized. Centralization is corruption, and de-facto authoritarianism.

You want a totalitarian government, nationalize everything.

You want every business or medical transaction to feel like a trip to the department of motor vehicles, nationalize everything.

Any politician that is for nationalizing anything is an enemy of individual liberties and should be banished to another totalitarian country where they would be more comfortable with their control fetish and anger towards individual liberties.



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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Iceland has a population of about 320,000 people.

I would also guess that most of them know each other directly or in some distant way.

It is allot easier to work together in a situation like that. Compared to Europe with 733 million people and the U.S. with about 300 million.
TPTB are very good at splitting people up in different categories and state of minds, which ensures that the people will never be able to work together against the government. To much else to think and worry about.

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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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they were too busy worrying about non news related stories to post real news....

i tried to tell people at my work about it, no one had heard anything on it, not even the one co worker who listens to coast to coast.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Hello there,

I just happen to be sitting in downtown Reykjavík (the capital of Iceland) right this moment and i can for sure tell you that there is no revolution going on around here.

The revolution you talk about was very short and very ineffective and the new government refused to listen to similar protests and is doing nothing constructive for our society.

The banks, in stead of being controlled by a CEO or owner are now controlled by lawyers who sell every property the banks owned on a fire-sale back to the previous scum and new scum.

The revolution has died down to about 5 - 10 people that occasionally drive by parliament and honk they´r car horns.

Almost every political decision stinks of EU interests and nobody seems to agree with anyone, not even political-party members in the same party.

Soon we will have a SERIOUSLY BIAS president (female - no sexism intended) that is a 100% political virgin. Her previous career being a morning news/talk-show host. Coincidentally her father was one of the founders of 1 of the 2 ruling parties. When she will be voted president she will take a leave to have a child and our prime minister will become both president and prime minister at the same time (u know... the lesbian one).

So.... yeah... no real revolution and this thread is obviously not based on intense research.
This actually got me wondering just how many threads here are written based on this level of research....
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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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The Icelandic people will be calmed, just like most cattle is. Then they will be worked right back info a position of slavery. The phrase "why doesn't 'somebody' do something" always makes me laugh.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Thanks alot to eirgud and flice's friend. More first-hand information like that would be much appreciated



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Your right! Social security, the defense budget, medicaid, Medicare, etc. those are all such glowing examples of how great government is! We should totally let the government that has put us 10 trillion dollars in debt have complete control over our banks...

It's laughable that anybody thinks a government that can't even propose a budget let alone balance one should control all banks.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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These bankers are worse than standing armies (someone famous said that once). Charging money on interest, then when people are unable to pay they take their property so they get the payments that the people made and their property. It is totally unfair. The banks should only get part of the property that was made unpayble not the whole thing. Things are getting worse and people are beginning to see the bankers for what they are.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that Clif High and the webbots

suggest that in the near future, American and European economic

protesters will be chanting, "We are ALL Icelanders now!". Cool!



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by Thebel


ICELAND - No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland?
In Iceland, the people have made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example?

Have we been informed of this through the media? Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this? No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world!
in5d


Iceland will be first country in Europe to beat economical crisis. Though it was first country to fall, it recovered quickly because people wanted so and they totally changed government and fired all bankers who were responsible for this crisis. All biggest banks were nationalized.

This should happen everywhere in World. No private banks, all should be nationalized.



Thanks for sharing. It's threads like this that make ATS worth the visit.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Dbriefed
You want every business or medical transaction to feel like a trip to the department of motor vehicles, nationalize everything.
Business is about getting something done. It should be dry and thorough like a lumber yard. The carnival is for recreation and not work.

Also, people are lured by festive packaging and slick sales pitches to spend more for less. Have you compared the ingredients of generic food to name brand?





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