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Polly Mann: Idyllic Iceland

By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter Spring II 2014 I became interested in Iceland during World War II when the husband of a close friend was stationed at a military base near Reykjavik. (The U.S. maintained a military base and naval station in Iceland until 2006.) No American soldier could go into Reykjavik without written authority from More

The Criminalization of Journalism: Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir Pens Open Letter in Defense of Jailed Journalist, Barrett Brown

THE CRIMINALIZATION OF JOURNALISM The Sparrow Project  FEB 24, 2014 [DALLAS, TX]  The curious case of Barrett Brown —a freelance journalist and satirist, turned political prisoner— has captivated thousands in the lead-up to what many are calling a “show trial” slated to take place in Dallas, TX, later this year.  In an open letter published this morning (and More

Parts I & II> Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir on Challenging Gov’t Secrecy from Twitter to Bradley Manning – YouTube

Birgitta Jónsdóttir has also been the center of a closely watched legal case. Earlier this year, a federal appeals court ruled the government can continue to keep secret its efforts to obtain information from Twitter about her and two others connected to WikiLeaks. April 8, 2013  DemocracyNow.org [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBN5SiNxlA] Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir played a critical More

Parts I & II> Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir on Challenging Gov’t Secrecy from Twitter to Bradley Manning – YouTube

Birgitta Jónsdóttir has also been the center of a closely watched legal case. Earlier this year, a federal appeals court ruled the government can continue to keep secret its efforts to obtain information from Twitter about her and two others connected to WikiLeaks. April 8, 2013  DemocracyNow.org [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBN5SiNxlA] Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir played a critical More

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