Common Dreams staff
'Like Robin Hood, because Robin Hood was a pirate, we want to take the power from the powerful to give it to the people.'
Nika Knight, staff writer
A sign held up during Monday's rally for wage parity in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Protesters say they are effectively working without pay in the afternoons,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Since its 2008 crisis, Iceland has received recognition for its strategy of...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”