The Pirate Party of Iceland (Icelandic: Píratar) is a political party in Iceland. The party was founded November 24, 2012 by MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, previously a member of The Movement, and several prominent internet activists, including Smári McCarthy.
Who is Birgitta Jónsdóttir?
According to Wikipedia:
Birgitta was an active volunteer for Wikileaks and had an important role in the making of the Collateral Murder video, including co-production.
She has advocated to make Iceland a haven for press freedom and is the chief sponsor of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative.
Birgitta is also a poet, writer, artist, editor, publisher, activist and has used the internet for these activities.
Her first poetry collection was published when she was 22 years old by Iceland’s biggest publisher, AB books, in 1989.
Birgitta organized “Art against war” where a number of Icelandic artists and poets came out to protest the war in Iraq. Birgitta set up the first Icelandic online art gallery in 1996 for the Apple Shop in Iceland.
Birgitta has participated in several international projects related to writing and activism including “Poets Against the War”, “Dialogue among Nations through Poetry”, and “Poets for Human Rights”. She also edited and published the two international books The World Healing Book and The Book of Hope which contains writings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rita Dove, the Dalai Lama, Rabbi Michael Lerner, John Kinsella, and Sigur Rós. Birgitta is a founder of Beyond Borders Press and Radical Creations. Birgitta is a part of International Network of Parliamentarians for Tibet (INPaT)
“Who is Birgitta Jónsdóttir?”
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