Iceland

McDonald’s final Meal becomes a historic item in Iceland

McDonald’s final Meal becomes a historic item in Iceland

It has recently been reported that after already spending one year in Iceland’s national museum, a hamburger and fries purchased from McDonald’s  still hasn’t become mouldy or rotten. The museum decided to put the last ever meal on display when the world-famous fast food chain shut down in all of Iceland’s locations in 2009. It is currently on display at[Read More...]

‘No way back’: Visionaries in Iceland create ‘Clean Vision’ for a sustainable economy

‘No way back’: Visionaries in Iceland create ‘Clean Vision’ for a sustainable economy

Visionaries in Iceland have come up with a sustainable, blueprint aimed at creating a radical new alternative to aggressive consumerism and burgeoning debt that is crippling society. After the banking crash that almost crippled the country, ordinary people have teamed up with scientists, economists, farmers and other visionaries to put forward ideas and solutions which would increase self-sufficiency and support[Read More...]

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

The last couple of years has been a turbulent time for many people across the world. The economic crash which erupted in 2008 has resulted in mass unemployment across the globe, with many businesses imploding under the pressure and people losing their homes, jobs and families. Meanwhile the people in charge of the banks have paid themselves huge bonuses as[Read More...]

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

The last few years have been rocked from worldwide protest movements and revolutions that have erupted in response to increasing austerity measures, poverty and corruption. One of the most notable of these was the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions in 2011 that received widespread news coverage across the world at the time. Millions of protesters across the country demanded the overthrow[Read More...]

Hörður Torfason

NEWS IN DEPTH:IT TAKES ONE TO CHANGE THE WORLD: How one man started a revolution in Iceland which changed the political landscape forever

This is the first in our three-part series about the revolutionary protests that swept across Iceland which not only resulted in dramatic changes across the country but also has implications for other protest movements taking place across the world. While protests have erupted across Europe, the Icelandic revolution was unlike any other that has taken place in Europe over the[Read More...]