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Iceland Academy of the Arts

Students Refuse to Pay Tuition

Students at the Iceland Academy of the Arts are refusing to pay tuition fees in protest against poor facilities and worsening service at the school.

Bessastaðir

Mackerel Petition Fifth Largest in Iceland

A total of 51,296 signed a petition protesting Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s bill on the distribution of the mackerel fishing quota, which makes it the fifth largest petition in Iceland’s history. The collection of signatures concluded at midnight.

Protest on May 26, 2015.

Thousands Protest at Austurvöllur

Thousands gathered at Austurvöllur square yesterday to express their grievances with the current coalition government lead by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party, and Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance and Independence Party chair.

Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland.

Venetians Encouraged to Boycott Iceland

Organizers of the Icelandic entry to the Venice Biennale say they fear protests today, following a campaign encouraging locals to boycott Iceland and Icelandic products and calling upon the Icelandic government to apologize.

Reykjavík City Hall

Pirates Protest Destruction of Furniture

Representatives of the Pirate Party protested yesterday the destruction of furniture which have been used in Reykjavík City Hall for years. It turned out that the furniture which the city had bought in good faith were replicas of Cassina sofas designed by Le Corbusier.

Reykjavík Pride 2014.

Sex Education and Gay Rights Row in Iceland on BBC

Hafnarfjörður recently become the first municipality in Iceland to include instruction about homosexuality in sex education. Musician Gylfi Ægisson caused outrage when commenting on Facebook that people should “protect the children” from “the indoctrination … by small but loud pressure groups.”...