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#114 Hordur Torfason The Man Behind the Icelandic Revolution

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Hörður Torfason
"The Man Behind the Icelandic Revolution"
 
Nonviolent Direct Action and Our Changing World

Interview with Founder of HumanSpiritRadio Network, Sarah McCroskey

Professional actor and renown singer/songwriter, Iceland's Hörður Torfason is no stranger to controversy, having been in the public eye for over 40 years.  He is now inspiring people  throughout the world.

After the collapse of Iceland's banking institutions in October 2008, Hörður took to the steps of parliament in the capitol of Reykjavik. With an open mike he asked passersby and politicians alike - "Can you tell me what has happened in this country?" and "Do you have any ideas about what we can do about it?"

So began Iceland's nonviolent "Kitchenware Revolution" that brought about: The resignation of then Prime Minister, Geir H. Haarde, his cabinet, and the monetary supervisory authority; the resignation of the governing board of the Central Bank; new elections, and began the process of framing a new Icelandic constitution.

It is by no means over in Iceland.  We'll hear the updates on recent elections and the status of their constitutional process...

But one thing is crystal clear, Hörður Torfason is a man of heart, deep fellowship and strategic, inspired action.  With precision and clarity, he sees what is happening to our world at the hands of corporate banks, financiers, politicians and the International Monetary Fund.  

Through nonviolence, good humor, organization and technology ~ Hörður is an inspiration to the hard-hit citizenry of our world, sharing his experience and insights on how to wage nonviolence,  to create living democracy and to generate global renewal ~ of, for and by the people. It is our time.
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