Jul 19 2005

Report From Saving Iceland International Protest Camp at Kárahnjúkar Dams

The camp is going really well with loads of people turning up from all over the world as well as Iceland.

Today 25 activists from the International Protest Camp locked on to Caterpillar bulldozers and trucks on their way to wreak more devastation at the dam site.

Work was completely halted at the dam which will destroy huge swathes of pristine wilderness – if it ever gets finished, which the protestors vow it will not – just to power one Alcoa aluminium plant, itself an immense ecological disaster which will ruin a beautiful crystal clear fjord – if it gets built….

The protest lasted well over three hours with local police in complete disarray. A cop car had to be dispatched to the nearest town 100km away to get some cutters.

Iceland has never seen anything like it and the media is going crazy with reports about ‘G8 anarchists who want to destroy the fabric of our society.’ Nah. Just save OUR planet from greedy multinational hands, that’s all.

The Icelandic government has plans for more dams in what amounts to the heavy industrialisation of one of the most clean, natural and beautiful places left on earth.

It is time for people to say NO. “Protest has gone global because the destroyers are global,” said Icelandic activist Olafur Pall.

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  1. emma says:

    Keep up the good work!!

    See you soon,