Tag Archive: democracy


Published on Jul 22, 2012

The man who forced the government of Iceland to resign and kicked out the IMF representatives from his country, Hordur Torfarson, is now teaching meta-modern democracy throughout Europe.The rest of the world would benefit from following the example set by Iceland: Arresting the corrupt bankers who are responsible for the current economic turmoil.

Debtocracy documentary about Greece // ΧΡΕΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ http://www.debtocracy.gr/

Full employment contributes above all to achieving human dignity.”
”It’s nice to be important ,but is more important to be nice.”

The financial crash in Iceland in 6 minutes according to ABC´s 20/20.

Iceland economic crisis documentary


Olafur Ragnar Grimsson Iceland president ‘Let banks go bankrupt’

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Published on Jan 25, 2013

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson tells Al Jazeera’s Stephen Cole that Europe should let banks that are ran “irresponsibly” go bankrupt.

Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Grimsson also held his country as a model of economic recovery after its near-collapse four years ago.

“We didn’t follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies. And the end result four years later is that Iceland is enjoying progress and recovery.”

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Saudi Arabia threatens to block Skype, WhatsApp, Viber

Monday, 25 March 2013
Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator has threatened to block messaging applications, such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber. (Al Arabiya)

Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulator has threatened to block messaging applications, such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber if telecommunication companies fail to monitor the applications.

The Saudi Telecommunications and Information Technology Commission urged telecom companies to examine possible ways for security oversight with companies who own those ‘apps.’

The commission gave the telecom companies until the end of this week to respond. In case they say it is impossible to monitor the applications, the commission said it will consider procedures to block them altogether in the kingdom.

The Saudi telecommunication watchdog had addressed a similar case with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) in 2010 when it ordered local telecommunication companies to suspend BlackBerry messenger services.

The Kingdom demanded access to the Blackberry’s encrypted network. The Saudi regulatory commission reportedly refused to comment about its imminent decision.

Sulaiman Mirdad, the commission’s deputy governor, told the Okaz daily newspaper that the commission has named Sultan al-Malik as its spokesman to answer the media’s questions.

But the paper reported that several attempts were made to reach al-Malik by phone but he did not respond.

Saudi online users took to twitter to mock the commission’s anticipated decision, with some asking for the internet service to be cut off altogether. Others wrote that the next target for government control will be the oxygen that people breathe.




Al Saud remains hostile towards democracy and human rights: Zayd al-Isa

Tue Jan 1, 2013 4:30PM GMT
Press TV

Interview with Zayd al-Isa

[Saudi Arabia] is afraid of everything. It’s actually the country which is the number one enemy of democracy and human rights. They basically do not exist in that country.”

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The Al Saud family of Saudi Arabia has dealt heavy crackdowns on peaceful protesters who demand democracy and human rights, an analyst tells Press TV.

In the background to this, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province to protest against Saudi forces who opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators, killing a teenager and with scores injured.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Zayd al-Isa, a Middle East expert from London, to further discuss the issue. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: In a country that claims to be a supporter of democracy and human rights, we see suppression of the voices of dissent and a heavy-handed response to those who stage demonstrations there. Just why does Saudi Arabia prevent the voices of dissent from being heard? What is it afraid of?

Al-Isa: It’s afraid of everything. It’s actually the country which is the number one enemy of democracy and human rights. They basically do not exist in that country.

All those people who are gathering, they are simply asking for legitimacy, for justice, for human rights, political reform and democratic change.

But now, because of the ferocious and murderous onslaught which has been unleashed by the authorities, those people are demanding the downfall of the Al Saud regime which is absolutely incapable as is considerably clear from their actions of facing any concrete or tangible steps towards reform.

We’ve seen that they always resort to brutal, ruthless, murderous crackdowns against peaceful demonstrators – those people are simply peaceful protesters.

But I do believe that those murderous and ferocious crackdowns have spectacularly backfired. It has spectacularly failed in derailing or unnerving those people from taking to the streets.

We’ve seen those protests gathering momentum, gathering face.

A heavy-handed approach has simply backfired and galvanized more support for those protests. They actually have bolstered the position of the protesters. Even those people who did not participate at the beginning by sitting on their hands have now joined in. You can see now that the numbers are intensifying and the protests are escalating.

We’ve seen [them] trying to bribe off the people, issuing stern warning against protests. Even the Wahhabi Salafis institutions said that those protests are anti-Islamic.

The mufti of Saudi Arabia has said that they are simply a bunch of prisoners and outsiders who hell-bent on destabilizing the regime. The interior minister has called those people terrorists…



Jailing Saudi rights activists, clear HR violation: Iran MP

Saudi women hold pictures of jailed activists during a protest rally to demand the release of all political prisoners. (File photo)

Saudi women hold pictures of jailed activists during a protest rally to demand the release of all political prisoners. (File photo)
Iranian lawmaker Mohammad-Saleh Jokar has condemned Saudi Arabia for dissolution of a human rights group and handing down heavy jail sentences to its members.

“The international community must be vigilant of Al Saud’s crackdown on human rights organizations in the country,” Jokar, who is also member of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Wednesday.

On Saturday, Riyadh criminal court dissolved the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), with the judge saying the group had failed “to obtain authorization.”

Referring to the court order as a clear violation of human rights, the lawmaker noted that governments devoid of popular support have to resort to repression and intimidation to maintain their authority.

“Legislative and judicial institutions of the Al Saud regime are ailing, as they are only after protecting the [Al Saud] regime rather than the interests of the people of the country, and the product of such a regime will certainly not be human rights and democracy,” the lawmaker added.

The Riyadh court also upheld a six-year jail sentence for Abdullah al-Hamed, an ACPRA activist, and increased his sentence by five more years.

Hamed has also received an 11-year travel ban, which will prevent him from leaving Saudi Arabia for a little over a decade after his release from prison.

Mohammed Gahtani, another group member, was also given 10 years in prison and a 10-year travel ban.

The two men were convicted of breaching the kingdom’s cyber crime law by using Twitter to lash out at the country’s political system and social life.


10 Reasons the U.S. is No Longer the Land of the Free Part 1

Uploaded by on Mar 23, 2012

Good article from WantToKnow.info is read to you by advocate of major changes in our government. The concentration of power is a cancer that must be stopped. More and more people under the command of fewer and fewer dictators in this world is not good for anyone, except those few who concentrate the power for their own benefit. Instead of an EU, we need to see 50 countries and then take each and break down each into 500 cities so that nobody has any real power and that will make a much safer world. We don’t need a Superpower, because that single country can become a bully too easily and that is reflected in the laws discussed here in this reading.

10 Reasons the U.S. is No Longer the Land of the Free Part 2

Uploaded by on Mar 23, 2012

Be sure to watch Part 1 of this 2 part series about the erosion of freedoms in America and the world. It seems that the dictators of the world can’t afford to allow the people to be free, because they might not want a dictatorship. The only way that a dictator can rule, is if he has authoritarian control over the people. We all must protest this insanity!

By: Andrew P. Napolitano
Date: 2012-01-11

What if Democrats and Republicans were two wings of the same bird of prey? What if elections were actually useful tools of social control? What if they just provided the populace with meaningless participation in a process that validates an establishment that never meaningfully changes?

What if that establishment doesn’t want and doesn’t have the consent of the governed? What if the two-party system were actually a mechanism used to limit so-called public opinion? What if there were more than two sides to every issue, but the two parties wanted to box you in to one of their corners? What if there’s no such thing as public opinion, because every thinking person has opinions that are uniquely his own? What if public opinion were just a manufactured narrative that makes it easier to convince people that if their views are different, there’s something wrong with that – or something wrong with them?

What if the whole purpose of the Democratic and Republican parties was not to expand voters’ choices, but to limit them? What if the widely perceived differences between the two parties were just an illusion? What if the heart of government policy remains the same, no matter who’s in the White House? What if the heart of government policy remains the same, no matter what the people want? What if both parties just want power and are willing to have young people fight meaningless wars to enhance that power?

*** The speaker on this Fox news clip, Andrew P. Napolitano, is a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey. His most recent book is It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom.



Can Congress Steal Your Constitutional Freedoms?


Published December 01, 2011

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