Democ­racy ac­tivist to speak

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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