Tag Archives: Birgitta Jonsdottir

7/5/12 Birgitta Jonsdottir

Birgitta Jonsdottir discusses the US government’s persecution of WikiLeaks activists and the secret grand jury waiting to indict and probably extradite Julian Assange.

Antiwar Radio: Birgitta Jonsdottir

Birgitta Jonsdottir, member of the Icelandic parliament, talks about the role the financial meltdown in 2008 played in the people there’s insistence on transparency in government and banking, the new whistle-blower protection law working its way through their system which would protect, computer servers, prevent judges from compelling disclosure of sources, the hero Bradley Manning‘s plight, the importance of Wikileaks, the inability of Iceland to protect whistleblowers from extradition, but their important ability to promise that whatever documents people do risk life and liberty to leak will reach the public and not be removed from the Web and the delay behind the release of the Garani airstrike video.