Iceland’s Far-Left Pirate Party Heads Towards Major Election Victory

The party’s wish list includes direct democracy, a new constitution and asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

A member of Germany's Pirate Party holds a flag of the party (Credit: AP/Gero Breloer)

Iceland's Pirate Party, which seeks to legalize drugs and give Edward Snowden asylum, looks to be the largest party in the country and hopes to form a government of its own in the upcoming election this fall. The dramatic upsurge in the Pirate Party's popularity rests upon Icelanders' growing dissatisfaction with the incumbent political

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Panama Papers: Offshore Firm Helped Billionaires Plunder Africa

The plunder of Africa is only the tip of the iceberg, said the investigation: in total, more than 1,400 companies involved in resource extraction were listed in the Mossack Fonseca files.

A marquee of the Arango Orillac Building lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm, in Panama City, Monday, April 4, 2016. Panama's president says his government will cooperate "vigorously" with any judicial investigation arising from the leak of a vast trove of information on the offshore financial dealings of the world's rich and famous. An international coalition of media outlets Sunday published investigations it said stemmed from the leak of 115 million records kept by the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca on behalf of clients. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Mossack Fonseca, the offshore law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers leak, helped politicians, their families and businessmen rob Africa of billions of dollars, according to a new investigation. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which published the leak along with dozens of international media, found that 44 of 54

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri Has Almost $20 Million In US Tax Havens

Mauricio Macri previously tried to brush aside allegations arising from the Panama Papers that he has hidden his fortune in offshore accounts.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri listens as President Barack Obama answer questions during their joint news conference at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

While the hype and protesting around the high-profile release of the Panama Papers has begun to die down, Argentine President Mauricio Macri admitted on Thursday to having over US$18 million offshore in tax havens, while the fortune he had previously made public doubled in 2015, local media reported. The information was released as part of

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‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out Of Shadows

Anonymous whistleblower says “Panama Papers are, if nothing else, a glaring symptom of our society’s progressively diseased and decaying moral fabric.”

People who gather to demonstrate against Iceland's prime minister after allegations of corruption surfaced following the release of the Panama Papers, in Reykjavik. (AP/Brynjar Gunnarsson)

The anonymous source behind the Panama Papers stepped out of the shadows on Friday to offer justification for what has been called the biggest leak in history. The whistleblower's gender and name remain secret, as does their occupation. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the leaker's initial contact, has authenticated that the statement came

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WikiLeaks’ On Panama Papers: ‘Everything Censored By Default’

“[I]t is threat to all to erect this as the ‘responsible’ way for media to behave,” a WikiLeaks representative declared on Twitter.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy to addresses waiting supporters and media in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

AUSTIN, Texas --- WikiLeaks took to Twitter to criticize what the organization describes as the continued “censorship” of the Panama Papers archive by the organizations and reporters who control the contents of the leak.  The massive archive of 2.6 terabytes of financial data leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca is controlled by

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What’s Next For Democracy Spring?

Democracy Spring has taken the campaign against big money in politics and voter suppression to a new level.

Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Washington, DC  – Last week, I was arrested at a sit-in to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights in Washington, D.C. With more than 1,300 people arrested on the steps of the Capitol since April 11 — including The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig, Ben and Jerry’s

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