Skip to comments.Iceland's Pirate Party wants to offer Edward Snowden citizenship
Posted on 07/05/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Whistleblower Edward Snowden might soon be living up to his frigid last name as Icelandic lawmakers have put legislation on the table that would make the NSA's most wanted man a citizen of the polar country.
Member of Iceland's parliament Ögmundur Jónasson first made the proposition this morning, the last day before the 63-member legislative body begins their summer leave.
Granting citizenship to Snowden, who admits to revealing key details of U.S. surveillance activities would circumvent the rule that he must be on Icelandic soil to apply for asylum there.
The same tactic helped get eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer to Iceland from Japan in 2005 to escape U.S. prosecution for breaking sanctions imposed on the former Yugoslavia, according to 21st Century Wire.
Ogmundur Jonasson, whose liberal Left-Green Party is backing the proposal along with the Pirate Party and Brighter Future Party, put the issue before the Judicial Affairs Committee, but the idea received minimal support. 'We wanted to do this earlier,' wrote Pirate Party politician Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson on his Facebook page.
'But citizenship is an extremely delicate issue when it's granted by parliament instead of granted through ordinary legal processes.'
Iceland's parliament, known as Althing, saw three Pirate Party members elected in 2013. NPR billed the party as an 'international online freedom movement.'
Jonasson argued to parliament on Thursday that Snowden 'is now being chased and has nowhere to go,' according to Icelandic media.
Snowden also has a friend in former Icelandic presidential candidate Asthor Magnusson, who is collecting signatures from Icelanders as part of a petition to make his a citizen.
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Probably many times if he makes it there . . . I mean this guy attracted a pole dancer, he’ll be a hot commodity in a cold nation
Pretty sure his girlfriend will follow him where he lands.. if Anna Chapman doesn’t get to him first. You KNOW that’s keeping the girlfriend up at night.
No, we have two parties full of scurvy scum who delight in theft and destruction. . .
ah- but we also have the Wiki-Dude’s galpal who is traveling with him and supposed to be’helping’ Snowden manage his current situation...
...the plot thickens....I am sure Hollywood has already hired a director and is working on the screenplay...
There is talk like a pirate day on facebook, Arrgh already.
And rightfully so. The Motion Picture Association of AMERICA has no jurisdiction in SWEDEN, where TPB was originally located.
The problem with Intellectual Property, is that it was originally granted for a LIMITED period of time. But the big Movie and Recording Corps gradually had it extended to 99 years. . . to prevent properties from falling into the Public Domain.
Disney is the ringleader here: otherwise, Mickey Mouse would have gone Public Domain decades ago, and ANYONE could sell mickey-themed merchandise, instead of paying Disney a licensing fee to use their IP. . . .
Apparently 99.999% of people who like to mention the NDAA do not realize that it is the annual defense appropriations act that covers the budget for our armed forces.
This confuses the distinction between a patent, copyright and a trademark.
Mickey Mouse is a trademark, which is perpetual as long as it is not abandoned.
>> all information belongs to everyone.
The same manure Dick Cheney’s Grateful Dead EFF Campaign manager was smoking.
Q:What about patents and intellectual property rights?
A:I don’t believe in intellectual property.
“Barlow is a former chairman of the Sublette County Republican Party and served as western Wyoming campaign coordinator for Dick Cheney during his 1978 Congressional campaign. “
“In 1986, Barlow joined The WELL online community, then known for a strong Deadhead presence. He served on the company’s board of directors for several years. In 1990, Barlow founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)”
What a monumental Dead-headed crock of FAIL.
Pirate Party? Do they wear puffy shirts?
I believe Bradley Manning was a supporter of EFF as well.
“Who is Birgitta Jónsdóttir?”
Is she hot? Not Laz hot either.
So is Snowden still the Love Child here or have most of you come to your senses?
25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over...
How can you tell if they are from the Pirate Party?
They have an Arrrgh after their name.
Thank you, I’ll be here all week.
Awww...c’mon Icelanders. Just give our own Jorge Bush a call - he'll gladly tell you about the joys of amnesty. He has no problem coming out of the shadows and pontificating to us...