After 18 months of having its funding nearly completely cut off by a payment industry blockade, WikiLeaks says it’s finally found a new workaround that allows it to receive credit card donations. And after a legal victory against Visa in Iceland, the group is literally daring the card companies to shut down payments to his site again.
Thank god for the country of Iceland
Please please watch this (turn your volume up). Also, here is some more information.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Movement speaking at the Guardian Activate Summit 2012 in London
EXTREMELY DISTURBING: THE UNITED STATES IS ILLEGALLY GOING AFTER Birgitta Jónsdóttir, MEMBER OF A FOREIGN PARLIAMENT
“It’s very sad to watch the development in relation to whistleblowers in the United States under the Obama regime because no other president in the history of your country has persecuted as many whistleblowers during his term, he has persecuted 6, whereas as all the other presidents put together have only persecuted 3” (see interview here)
She has been advised by her country to not go to the US.
“I knew when I put down my name as co-producer of a video, released by WikiLeaks, showing United States soldiers shooting civilians in Baghdad from a helicopter that my life would never be the same. Telling the truth during times of universal deceit might be considered a revolutionary act, but only to those who want to keep us in the dark, not by those who feel compelled to do so. Most of us who expose an inconvenient truth know that we will be attacked for it and ridiculed. And every trick in the book of maintaining power will be applied to silence us. It’s no big deal. The beauty of it is that, usually, these attempts gives us a chance to see the actual face of power and to understand, with real-time examples, how healthy or unhealthy our democracies have become.”
“It’s high time for the peoples in these countries to say, ‘NO’”
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a member of parliament of Althing, the Icelandic parliament, formerly representing the Citizens’ Movement, but now representing The Movement. She was elected to the Icelandic parliament in April 2009 on behalf of a movement aiming for democratic reform beyond party politics of left and right. Birgitta has been an activist and a spokesperson for various groups, such as Wikileaks, Saving Iceland and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She acts as a spokeswoman for the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative.
part 2 (here)
Some of you may wonder why the Greek flag is floating in IRP skies… well the reason is very simple, Greece has been suffering for the same injustice Iceland has experienced and to which the icelandic people’s struggle could put an end. Why the icelandic people could express their opinion about debts of the private banking sector via referendum and why the greek people cannot? Yesterday’s elections in France and Greece showed some hope in gaining more social justice… But will the banks allow fairer politics come up? Nothing is less certain unfortunately… We support the Greek people in his struggle against debt enslavement and of course we support every other nations in the same situation…
NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION IS POSSIBLE