Solidarity and collective action are sometimes needed to have a voice in the things that effect your life. Our culture devalues both and promotes individualism and competition instead.
Dismayed by their bankrupt status, Icelanders began to research where their money went and refused to spend money on products that profited the corporations who caused the collapse. Iceland is home to the world’s oldest democracy — standing since 930 — so its people took peacefully to the streets demanding change and educating neighbors on how to maximize their efforts.
» Iceland Has Jailed Bankers. Why Can’t We?
The people of Iceland are currently doing what Americans can only dream of, dismantling a corrupt political system and arresting the bankers who caused the country's financial collapse in 2008. They h…