Oct 02 2006

America (Partly) Leaves Iceland…

Today Iceland waves goodbye to the relic of a form of American empire that precedes its supra-national corporate invasion (Alcoa).

After 55 years of resentment the American military have finally abandoned its NATO military base in Keflavík, leaving complete control of the base to Iceland (or the Icelandic state, probably). Icelanders have fought hard against this imposition (see the great Icelandic author Haldor Laxness’ book “Atomic Station”).

We at Saving Iceland are under no illusion that just because America has taken away its guns (for now), the authority it wields over Iceland is still very much present in its push to invade the land with the power of heavy industry.

To all forms of authoritarianism (American or otherwise) – leave Iceland altogether!