Prepare For The Pirates: Direct Democracy Driven Political Party May Gain Power In Iceland

Prepare For The Pirates: Direct Democracy Driven Political Party May Gain Power In Iceland:

We are not here to gain power, we are here to distribute power.

– Ásta Guthrún Helgadóttir Pirate member of Iceland’s Parliament

While there are all sorts of populist political movements gaining traction across the West, the only one I find genuinely revolutionary and distinctly interesting and productive is Iceland’s Pirate Party.

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I’ve covered the upstart party in the past, most recently earlier this year in the post, “The Pirates Are Coming” – Iceland’s Pirate Party Polls at 43% Following the PM’s Resignation. Now, with the Icelandic election just days away (October 29th), the party is back in the news due to an expected strong performance.

The Washington Post explains:

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