Monday, June 29, 2015

First female president in 1980 , 35 year festival , Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

This evening , ( june 28 ) there was a celebration on that it is 35 years ( 1980 ) since the first female President was democratically here in Iceland .
And she was the first demratically elected President in the world.
Her name is Vigdis Finbbogadottir , and is now this year 85 years old.
There was a celebration in downtown Reykjavik , people made speaches and music was played in her honour.








Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Human rights violation in Iceland ? Protest june 22 2015

Today at 18:30 , ( june 22 )  there was a protest in front of Parliament in Reykjavik.
Those that can not hear ( deaf ) do not get any interpreter service more from the goverment .
So when they need to communicate with officials, baks, schools and so on , they can not communicate , beacuase they dont get the service of Interpreters.
Many look on this a human rights issue .
Freedom of speach , but if you cant talk , and you get no interpeters , then you have lost your freedom of Speach .
People on Motorcycles came to their support , and the guy who is talking , says , that the Goverment must fix this , or they will be back , on their bike , and make lots of noise , as you can hear on the video

 









Friday, June 19, 2015

Women celebrate 100th year since the right to vote in Iceland june 19th 2015

Icelanders are celebrating a landmark today as 19 June 2015 marks the 100th annivercary of Womens right to vote in Iceland .
And today there was a celebration in front of the Parliament building in Reykjavik.
And former President and the first woman to be elected democratically President in 1980 , Vigdis Finnbogadottir , held a speach on the balcony on Parliament building.
Womens choir sang sogns , and in the end , a statue was unveiled of the first woman to be elected to parliament in 1922 .
Many thousand gathered today in downtown Reykjavik , to take part in the celebration .



 











Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Iceland Prime Minister signs today on Independence day ,june 17th ,video

Iceland Prime Minister , mr. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, after holding a speach in Reykjavik , because of the Independence day , came out of the Goverment house , with others.
And they where opening information on the Goverment building , and Goverment seal ( heraldry ? ) over the door to the building .
Two ladies in dressed in national costume, and took the plastic of the placks.
And it says , that buidling was built between 1761 to 1771, and it was first a prison until 1813 .
It has been a goverment building since 1904 .
And you can hear in the end of the video , the people ,and the Prime Minister sing an old folk song , and i think is an ok singer .







Saturday, June 13, 2015

Free The Nipple movement in Reykjavik , Iceland june 13th 2015 , video

Today in front of the Parliament buillding in Reykjavik , the " Free The Nipple Movement " went topless .
The "Free The Nipple" movement is getting bigger after a teen in Iceland was made fun of , showing a photo of her breasts to promote a "Free The Nipple" day at her college.
and as you can see see, the weather was excellent .











Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Protest yesterday ( may 26th ) in Reykjavik Iceland 2015.









Yesterday there was a protest meeting in front of the Parliament building in Reykjavik , Iceland .
People where protesting , why the Goverment cant see the reality on how the people are not all doing well .
Strikes are on in some parts of the country , and hospital nurses are also on strike .
More strikes are planned .
People where also protesting the wealth gap between the rich and poor .
One man arrested , for crossing the Police line .
But the protest was peaceful
People where making a lot of noice by kicking the police fence , and as you can see , the Police let them do it .
And the Police officers where quite friendly with the Protesters

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Solar Eclipse in Iceland 2015 - photos

It was quite impressive to see the solar eclipse and here in Iceland it was at around 98 percent total eclipse