Jul 12 2008

Saving Iceland Prepares to Target Hellisheiðarvirkjun

The 4th Saving Iceland action camp has now begun in a beautiful threatened geothermal valley beside Hellisheiðisvirkjun in the Hengill area, where it will target the expansion of the geothermal power station for the Grundartangi plant and other Southwestern heavy industry projects. (1)
This year activists from Iceland, Australia, America, Denmark, Germany, Britain, Holland, France, Belgium and Italy amongst others have joined the campaign as information about the destruction of Iceland’s wilderness has spread. This year the campaign will focus specifically on the humanitarian effects of aluminium production, from the genocides associated with mining in India, South America, Jamaica and more, to the use of aluminium for arms manufacture and the defence industry (2).

A week of international Saving Iceland solidarity actions will take place from July 21st to 27th in different European countries. Moreover a specialised conference with respected Indian writer and aluminium expert Samarendra Das and Andri Snær will examine the idea of “green aluminium” and the effects of the Aluminium industry in the Third World, (July 23 at Reykjavikur Akademia).

Please contact us with queries or for more details,

Miriam Rose, Saving Iceland.

Contact: Miriam Rose
Jaap Krater
Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson

Numbers have been removed as they have gone out of date. Please contact us by email.

(1) See www.savingiceland.org/move for details of the camp location, and to reach our new, revamped website (just click the link).
The new site is currently working through a secure connection, similar to what you might have for accessing secure site like your email or bank account. For the moment, while we are making the move, you might get a security warning from your browser. Please click ‘Accept Certificate’, ‘Trust this certificate’ or ‘Continue Anyway’ if there is a popup.

(2) See attached background info on page two of this posting and ’Double death’ by Samarendra Das and Felix Padel.

When the Visir news crew visited, the weather was a whole lot worse!

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7 Responses to “Saving Iceland Prepares to Target Hellisheiðarvirkjun”

  1. Björn says:

    Nice website. Now I am all for you, but why on Hellisheidi? I would like to see you do more regarding the damn smelters!! They are really bad for our enviroment.

  2. laura says:

    Thanks! The expansion of Hellisheiðarvirkjun is to power Alcan and Century’s expansion plans. No power = no smelter!

  3. Janet says:

    I like new “outfit” of the website. Good luck with the camp. I hope the weather will be on your side.

  4. savitri d says:

    Saving Iceland! We send you all strength and wisdom from New York City. May you have fine weather and excellent food! May the police be rendered absolutely powerless in your presence! May the corporate sheep wander off the mountain! May your cause illuminate the halls of government with the bright and unfailing light of true justice! May the loyalty of the people waver only in its righteousness and may all your dreams come true. Long Live The Wilderness! Down with Heavy Industry!

  5. Jón Brúnsteð Jóhannesson says:

    Saving iceland! We send you pure hell from here in east iceland.. May you burn in hell! May the food you steal be rotten to the core! But most off, MAY YOU SEE THE LIGHT AND GO TO SCHOOL, GET JOBS, DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL WITH YOUR LIFES. BY ALL MEANS

    Jón B Jóhannesson

  6. Sigurður Magnússon says:

    Dear Jón Brúnsteð

    Is it that ALCOA have already made the soul you entrusted them with so ugly, or is it just the hormones that are treating the 17 year old rough in Alcoafjörður??

  7. smanthahyden says:

    i think worlds distruction started when a human first steped on this planet.You should erase that first.Then u dont hav ta SAVE ANY LAND.We are the problem.We need to amend our manners.That can b done at hme.If you dont intend to change even GOD distributed books can not turn da tables or show miracles!