Nika Knight, staff writer
A sign held up during Monday's rally for wage parity in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Thousands of women across Iceland walked out of work at 2:38pm local time Monday to protest the country's gender wage gap, arguing that their lower wages mean they effectively work without pay after that point. "No woman chooses to be oppressed," said one activist filmed in Reykjavík during the protest by the U.K.'s Channel 4 News . "No women...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake...
Nika Knight, staff writer
In the first instance of a prominent politician taken down by the 11.5 million...


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.”