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TODAY! An interview with Hörður Torfason

Posted on: May 17, 2013

On today’s 114th episode of HumanSpirit Radio, Sarah McCroskey will interview with Hörður Torfason. The topic is:

“The Man Who Started the Icelandic Revolution ~ More on Nonviolent Direct Action and Our Changing World.” 

In perfect timing with our “backgrounder” last month – “Nonviolence ~ Consciously Engaging Our Humanity” we are honored to have Hörður Torfason as our guest this month on HumanSpirit Radio.

A professional actor and renowned singer/songwriter, Iceland’s Hörður Torfason is no stranger to controversy, having been in the public eye for over 40 years. He does, however, consider himself a reluctant activist. That was until 2008, when Iceland’s economy collapsed.

With an open mike, Hörður took to the steps of parliament in the capitol of Reykjavik, asking passersby and politicians alike, “Can you tell me what has happened in this country?” and “Do you have any ideas about what we can do about it?”

So began Iceland’s nonviolent “Kitchenware Revolution” that brought about:

  • the resignation of then Prime Minister, Geir H. Haarde, his cabinet, and the monetary supervisory authority
  • the resignation of the governing board of the Central Bank, new elections, and
  • began the process of framing a new Icelandic constitution

It is by no means over in Iceland. We’ll hear the updates on recent elections and the status of their constitutional process. But one thing is crystal clear, Hörður Torfason is a man of heart, deep fellowship and strategic, inspired action. With precision and clarity, he sees what is happening to our world at the hands of corporate banks, financiers, politicians and the International Monetary Fund. Through nonviolence, good humor, organization and technology, Hörður is an inspiration to the hard-hit citizenry of our world, sharing his experience and insights on how to wage nonviolence, to create living democracy and to generate global renewal ~ of, for and by the people. 

Here is a 3-minute video showing his message to Greece:

Please join us for this very special interview and invite your friends from around the world. Today, 2 PM PST. Call (646) 478-4429. To listen online, visit





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