Friday, September 30, 2011

Protest tomorrow in Iceland ,in front of parliement building ,.

Looks like there is a new form of democrocy being made in Iceland.
Now people are following what poltiticians are doing and people are not afraid to make it public and also to protest.
Politicians ,both in parliement and also in the county councils are now more careful on their decisions and also the checck on what the public will say about matters.
People are now angry at the Goverment ,because of the banking crisis and why the public should pay everything,but the bankers and politicians get theri debts written off.
Tomorrow ,Iceland Parliement will starts its winter season ,and big protests is planned.
THe protest tomorrow will start at 10:00 in the morning .
This protest will be peaceful ( i think ) and many will attend in front of the Parliement building .
Last year at the same time , there where big protests .

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Protest at the USA Embassy in Iceland for Palenstine and the middle east - video

This afternoon at 17:00 ,local time, people came to the US Embassy to protest the USA plan to veto the Palenstinians request to join the United Nations.

Speaches where held ,and then the Embassy was handed a letter to President ,Barak Obama, to tell him to let Palenstine join the UN , and then there would be more peace in the Middle east.

You can see on the video how many attended.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Parliement in Iceland starts october 1st. and protests planned

Respect for the members of Parliement in Iceland is at an all time low these days.
Some members of parliement are being invevestigated by the Special Prosecutor for their part in what happened after the banking crunch in 2008.
Others got their debts written off , and did not have to pay any of their debts.
And at the same time, the public ,with their bad loans, are forced to pay .
Parliement winter season will start on October 1st.
Protest are being planned and many will attend in front of the parliement building.
Music will be played and it will start at around 10;30 in the morning.

Last year the members of parliement had to go through the back door,because people where throwing eggs,and things at them.

Police are thinking about to have a Police Union meeting on the same day.
Police does not have permission to strike , when they are trying to negociate for better pay.

So the Police Union leader says that parliement will get protection , but many will be at the meeting.
Is this their ( police ) way of protesting ?
To give parliement minimum protection during a planned protest on october 1st ?

Last year when parliement came for the winter season,there was big protest .
Icelanders do protest ,and most of the protesters want and do protest peacefully.

On the evening of the 3rd of October, then there will another protest , when the prime minister holds her speach in Parliement.
This was also last year as you can see on the video here below.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Reykjavik airport 70 years old , celebration in Iceland airshow ,video and photos

Reykjavik airport  celebrated its 70th birthday yesterday.
There was a big  big airshow and also  the history of the airport.
Honorary guests where six British Royal Airforce pilots who where stationed here when the airport opened in 1941 during the second world war .
One of them ,mr. Hugh Eccles made the first landing in a two engine Hudson bomber.
Mr. Eccles was in the No. 269 SQUADRON R.A.F.
You can see them in the first part of the video , being talked to by a local tv station.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reykjavik airport 70 years old ---- celebration today in Iceland

Reykjavik airport will today be celebrating its 70th birthday.
There will be a big airshow and also to the history of the airport.
Honorary guests will six British Royal Airforce pilots who where stationed here when the airport opened in 1941.
One of the ,mr. Hugh Eccles made the first landing in a two engine Hudson bomber.

I will add here later after the show , photos and videos from the show

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Police use force to move away people ,so they can move a woman out of her house,iceland video

Yesterday the Sheriff of Reykjavik was following a court order asked for by Arion bank,to evict a woman out of her house.
She had not payed her debts due to the banking crisis ,according to the media in ICeland.
a group of people tried to stop the sherrif from evictin her out of her house.
This group call themselves - The Home Defence Team.
They help people that are being auctioned or about to be thrown out of their houses.
After the police threw the Home defence team away and got into the house, the agreed to let the woman stay for a few weeks, while her debts are investigated by a goverment agency .
You can see on the video when the police arrive and move the Home Defence Team away .