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    US Embassy Delivers Protesters’ Message To Washington

    The US Embassy in Iceland says they have received the written statement from protesters who oppose the Gaza attacks, and “have delivered this message back to appropriate colleagues in Washington”. As reported, protesters assembled in front of the US embassy yesterday, in opposition to US support for Israel while the attacks on Gaza continue. Vísir

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    Interior Minister Responds To Official Inquiry

    Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir met with the former Commissioner of the Capital Area Police four times during police investigations of her ministry, but denies she ever tried to exert influence. These acts may put her on shakey ground with members of her own party. In a statement posted on the ministry’s website,

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    Social Affairs Minister Worried About Immigrant Children

    Minister of Housing and Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir said she is worried about second- and third-generation children of immigrants, saying that they are in danger of becoming isolated. RÚV reports that her ministry is also concerned about immigrants on the rental market. “We are very worried about the status of immigrants on the real estate

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    Pylsuspjall: The Best of Reykjavík

    Today’s Topic: Reykjavík Pride 2014 Welcome to our seventh edition of Pylsuspjall, a feature in which we accost strangers at the Bæjarins Beztu hot dog stand and ask them questions. This time, in anticipation of Reykjavík Pride 2014, we ask them about the city’s LGBTQIA community. What’s your name? Nick Guros Where are you from?

  • Culture

    Great Grandma’s Recipe, With a Kick

    Sceptics of Jungian psychology take note: the collective unconscious is most certainly A Thing here in Iceland. How’s that, you wonder? There are lots of good examples, such as the quickly passé, but briefly passionate fad for Tex-Mex-themed confirmation parties. But more to the point, consider the emergence of Reykjavík’s food truck culture. Less than

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    Sour Grapes & Stuff

    SOUR GRAPES!!! We stopped in Við Höfnina today for the lunch buffet. We were told that it cost 1690 ISK. A little pricey, but my husband had it anyway. I did not as I did not want to pay that much. My husband a few minutes later (after we were done) talked to a friend

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    Track Of Issue

    Track Of Issue: Reykjavíkurdætur

    To those that don’t understand Icelandic, “D.R.U.S.L.A.” (which roughly translates to ‘S.L.U.T.’) may seem just like an upbeat synth-y song with a hip hop-y vibe and a few “bitch” shouts. The lyrics, however, deal with a rather serious topic: slut-shaming and victim-blaming. The message, in typical Reykjavíkurdætur fashion, is that it doesn’t matter how you

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    News In Brief

    Reykjavík’s streets have seen a lot of marching in the last two weeks. An estimated 11,000 Icelanders participated in the annual SlutWalk which helped to inspire a parliamentary proposal that calls for the improvement of the handling and litigation of sexual assault cases. Earlier in the week 3,000 people attended an anti-war “die in” in

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    A Growing Divide?

    It’s that time of year again, when everybody is talking about everybody else’s salary. “Did you see? Grímur Karl Sæmundsen [CEO of the Blue Lagoon] makes 6.2 million per month [645,000 USD per year],” someone will say. “Wow, Davíð Oddsson [Editor of daily newspaper Morgunblaðið and former Prime Minister and head of the Central Bank]

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    Minister Promises Law Against Racial Discrimination

    Welfare Minister Eygló Harðardóttir has announced that, come next fall, the Ministry intends to propose legislation against racial discrimination. This was reported by RÚV. According to RÚV, ‘the notion of equal rights’ will thereby be ‘extended, making it also apply to race and people’s place of origin’. The Minister is quoted as saying that ‘what

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    Icelandic Passenger Fixes Plane

    Disappointed with the delay of his flight from Spain, Icelander Davíð Aron Guðnason decided to take matters into his own hands by fixing the plane’s engine, reports Vísir. There were no flight mechanics available when the delay of Davíð’s plane from Spain to Iceland was announced. It was likely that all 180 passengers would have to

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    No Horse In Our Beef

    A comprehensive round of testing of beef products across Europe has revealed almost no traces of horse meat in Europe beef and none in Iceland, reports Vísir. The European Commission described the results of the testing as encouraging following last year’s horse-meat scandal, in which millions of ready-made beef meals were pulled from supermarket freezers across

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