Democracy activist to speak
Icelandic activist Hordur Torfason is visiting Auckland this month to give talks on modern democracy.
Mr Torfason inspired the Icelandic people to take action after the country’s economic crash in 2008.
They managed to peacefully achieve the resignation of the entire government.
The Icelandic banks were nationalised and at the start of this year two former senior bankers were imprisoned.
The Icelandic constitution was rewritten by the people, some providing input via Facebook and Twitter.
Months later the government is still trying to delay accepting the document and Mr Torfason is still doing battle.
Mr Torfason has been lecturing on meta modern democracy in Europe and Aucklanders now have a chance to hear what he has to say.
He will be speaking on March 18 from 7.30pm at the Fickling Convention Centre in Three Kings – $10 for waged and $5 for unwaged.
On March 19 from 7.30pm at he will be at the Auckland University in the Fisher & Paykel Room, Owen Glenn Building, Grafton Rd. Entry by koha.
Visiting: Democracy activist Hordur Torfason speaks in Auckland this month.