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U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning delivered hundreds of thousands of classified documents that she found troubling to WikiLeaks.

Iceland's Pirate Party rejoices at news of Manning's release

18 May "Fantastic news today that Chelsea Manning is a free woman and a big reason to celebrate," says captain of the Icelandic Pirate Party Birgitta Jónsdóttir about yesterday's release of Chelsea Manning who leaked thousands of documents from the US Army to Wikileaks in 2010.

Leaders and representatives of four of Iceland's parties.

Could Iceland be heading for new elections?

7 Dec As informal talks between Iceland’s newly elected representatives drag on, with no formal solution in sight, the possibility of sending the people back to the polls is being mooted in some quarters.

Logi Már Einarsson, leader of the Social Democratic Aliance (left) and Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir (right).

No new government for Iceland in sight

6 Dec Icelandic voters will have to wait until the end of this week to know whether formal coalition talks to put together a new government can begin.

Pirate MPs Einar Brynjólfsson (left), Smári McCarthy (centre) and Birgitta Jónsdóttir (right).

Iceland’s Pirates: “We’re not going to rush or botch this”

5 Dec Iceland’s Pirate Party have announced that they will be commencing coalition talks with other political parties today, after Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir was given the presidential mandate to form a government on Friday.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

Pirates given mandate to form new Iceland government

2 Dec Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir has been formally mandated by the President of Iceland to form a government following recent general elections, it has just been announced.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

New Pirate ministers would no longer serve as MPs

21 Nov Any member of Iceland’s Pirate Party who is made a minister in a future government would have to surrender their position as a Member of Parliament, leading Pirate Birgitta Jónsdóttir confirms.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Pirate Party.

VIDEO: Pirate captain to Lord Julian Fellowes - "Shame on You"

12 Nov Birgitta Jónsdóttir, captain of the Icelandic Pirate Party was a guest on Norwegian chat show Skavlan on NRK last night. Among the guests was British Lord Julian Fellowes who is also the creator and writer of TV series Downton Abbey.

International media are focusing their attention on Iceland's Pirate Party today. Here they are following Birgitta Jónsdótir this morning.

Elections: The world's eyes are on Birgitta

29 Oct Over forty representatives from international media are following every move of pirate captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir today. Articles on Iceland's Pirate Party appear on the frontpage of some of the world's largest news sites.

Could one of these be Iceland's next Prime Minister? Leader of the Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson (left) and Pirate Party MP, Birgitta Jónsdóttir (right).

Iceland’s Pirates: A generational thing?

19 Oct Two parties have for many months been vying for supremacy as Iceland’s most popular political party – the centre-right Independence Party and the open-democracy Pirate Party.

From the Pirate press conference yesterday.

Iceland’s Pirates gun for anti-government grand alliance

17 Oct Iceland’s Pirate Party (‘Píratar’) has issued an up-front refusal to work with either of the two current governing parties after the next elections – in a move unprecedented in Icelandic political history.

Iceland election LATEST: seven parties set to return MPs

12 Oct The latest opinion polls for Iceland’s upcoming general elections continue to give mixed messages as regards which party is likely to secure first place.

Iceland’s Finance Minister shoots down idea of ‘basic income’

30 Sep The idea of an unconditional ‘basic income’ to all citizens is being actively looked into by Iceland’s Pirate Party and is also under discussion in countries across the world, including Finland.

Iceland’s Pirates want an end to free land for churches

29 Sep Iceland’s Pirate Party has put forward official plans to amend a clause in Icelandic law which currently enables religious organisations to get free land to build places of worship.

The two leaders of the current governing coalition, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson (left) and Bjarni Benediktsson (right).

New poll says Iceland’s government could hold on to power

28 Sep The poll shows a massive fall from grace for the Pirate Party. Once polling in the high thirties, the open democracy Pirates now garner just 19.9% support.

General election voting for Iceland expats under way

27 Sep Icelandic expats have begun voting in general elections for the next Icelandic parliament (‘Alþingi’) at embassies and consulates around the world.

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