Málþing / ConferenceLaugardagur 8 júní / Saturday 8 June 12:00-17:00 Íslensk erfðagreining/DeCode Sturlugötu 8
Eva is Haukur’s mother. She has supported his political activism since he was a teenager and participated in some of his demonstrations.In her talk, Eva will give an overview of Haukur‘s political development and explain the ideology and experience behind her son’s decision to join the Kurdish resistance.
Jamie is a political activist from Glasgow. He has been in Iceland for 5 years now. Jamie got to know Haukur during the founding of the IWW in Iceland. Workers’ rights are highly relevant to the refugees’ predicament as a high rate of industrial workers are migrant workers and refugees.The movement faced great difficulties and did not reach a momentum. However, Haukur and Jamie shared an interest in more political matters than workers’ rights and soon became friends. They have…
Vésteinn’s friendship with Haukur started on an internet forum. They turned out to share political opinions in various fields, in addition to their interest in history, philosophy, and poetry. Together they founded The Icelandic Troll Friends’ Society and The Cannibalist Association
Benjamín Julian is an activist and a columnist who takes a great interest in refugees. His friendship with Haukur started at a seminar on refugee issues in 2009. Since then he has supported a number of individual asylum seekers and raised awareness on displacement in general.
Snorri Páll is an anarchist, who besides creating art has resisted state power, military power, and capitalism most of his life. His writings on political and social matters, arts and culture have been published e.g. in Stundin, Reykjavík Grapevine and Tímarit Máls og Menningar.
Íslensk útgáfa hérMiriam Rose is a British activist working on the mining and metals industry. She has worked to raise awareness of the links between heavy industry, environmental issues, and infringements of human rights in various parts of the world.
Laymen Without Borders want to work towards Spark’s vision of better treatment of displaced people around the world and against the causes of displacement, including imperialism, capitalism, and hostility towards minorities. Our first project is a conference, intended to shed light on