Jul 24 2008

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Saving Iceland Actions in Italy

We just received a letter from our great friends in Italy who decided to join the fight against heavy industry. Their target was Impregilo which is ,,an old well-known leader in capitalist destruction of earth”. Impregilo is a Italian company who took part in the destruction of the Kárahnjúkar area in the east of Iceland, when a huge dam was built to power an Alcoa’s aluminium smelter in Reyðarfjörður.

Monday July 21st, a demonstration took place in front of the Icelandic embassy in Rome and the next day, two protests happened by the headquarters of Impregilo in Sesto San Giovanni near Milan and by the Icelandic Consulate in Milan.

The letter says:

“During the protests we denounced Impregilo’s devastation of on Hálslón and Kárahnjúkar, and spoke about the entire project and Impregilo’s history all around the world; it is all the same! Again and again the same destruction, the same violence and violations… just like in Iceland. We spoke about Alcoa too, Aloca Defense and about the behavior of the Icelandic government.

Impregilo workers were aggressive like we suspected but really unprepared and unable to answer critical question

Anyway, we are well motivated to put more pressure on these terrorists and of course we never give up. Some of us were in the camp last year and most of us really want to come to visit the country and help you with all our energy!”

These great people also made this website in Italian about the situation in Iceland.

More solidarity actions have and will be happening in other countries this week, and we will publish info and photos as soon as possible.

Solidarity Actions from recent years:

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