Discussed the Icelandic recession

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast’s tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland. Sponsored by the radio station and the Bates Libertarians, the talk was joined by Associate Professor of Politics Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, herself a native of Iceland who provided the English translation of the article hyperlinked below. The band talked about the protests in Iceland that began last fall and turned violent in January. “[The students] asked how the collapse really felt,” said singer Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir. “We…discussed how the protests helped uncover some phenomenal corruption that we had no idea existed.” [More…]

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