The Hall of Shame





Kathryn S. Fuller

Director of ALCOA

Governance and Nominating Committee
Public Issues Committee

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of
World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Brought with her in 2003 a million dollars from ALCOA into WWF-US and stopped the WWF-US campaign against ALCOA’s destruction of Iceland.

Wade Hughes

Director Public Strategy
Global Primary Products Growth
390 Park Avenue
New York
Tel: 001212 836 2738
Fax: 001212 836 2802
Cell: 001917 400 9344
Particularly at weekends

Campaigners against ALCOA

Halldor Asgrimsson
Ex-Prime Minister
Progressive Party

The man whose political career had to be rescued with the sacrifice of the greatest untouched wilderness of Europe

Asgrimsson has resigned as Prime minister, member of parliament and chairman of the so called Progressive Party because of the shambles Icelandic economy has got into due to his heavy industry nightmare!
“During the 1980’s, when Halldór Ásgrímsson (who was forced to resign as PM in June 2006) was minister of fisheries, the whaling policy caused untold damage to Icelandic interests. At the time Halldór Ásgrímsson lied repeatedly to the nation that whaling was not affecting Icelandic interests abroad, when in fact anyone who wanted to know knew that one fish factory after another in Icelandic ownership was having to shut down in Germany, Canada and the US due to public boycots in these countries.
Now Halldór Ásgrímsson has gone into ignoble exile abroad in some cushy position, when in fact he should be prosecuted for his long record of corruption. Instead he counts his millions, never being known for his concern about his own reputation. But his unexplained scampering out of Icelandic politics was aided at the time by the complete silence of Icelandic media about his real reasons to jump ship. And yet this was our Prime Minister! A man who was very much responsible for the corrupt fish quota system (from which he and his own family ‘dynasty’ profit heavily), the criminally ill-advised heavy industry policy and Iceland’s highly questionable support for the war against the Iraqi people. Not to speak of his personal profiting from the sale of the Agricultural Bank, while in office. ”

David Oddsson

Ex-Prime Minister
President of the National Bank
Conservative Party

Prides himself with being a “special friend” of Italian ex-PM Berlusconi. Before Impregilo bid for Karahnjukar dams Oddson had a series of meetings with Berlusconi. At the time Impregilo was up for liquidation but the Karahnjukar contract resqued the company. Exactly what did Oddsson and Berlusconi decide during their informal meetings in the sun at Thingvellir?

Oddsson is responsible for introducing the tendency of almost psychopathic vengefulness of his so called “Blue Hand” into Icelandic society. He entertains a ruthless court of lackeys and sycophants in the shadow of an unwholesome national cult of his own autocratic personality.

Finally jumped ship before the shit hit the fan in numerous ways, but made sure the departure was highly lucrative for himself.

Friðrik Sophusson, director of Landsvirkjun 

Fridrik Sophusson
Director of Landsvirkjun
Conservative PartyHas been asked about the role of bribes in negotiations for the Kárahnjúkar dams)Has made various arrangements for a getaway to

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir
Chairman of The Social Democratic AllianceMinister of Foreign Affairs
Signed the death warrant of Kárahnjúkar, as Mayor of Reykjavik City, while outside her window hundreds of people shouted “Don’t sign!”

The authenticity of her recent claims of having changed her mind about the heavy industry
policy remains to be tested in a new government.

Telephone: +354 5630 500



Valgerdur Sverrisdottir    Ex-Minister of Industry and CommerceProgressive PartyThe ‘Aluminium Lady’ likes to linedance on the soggy grave of the Icelandic highlands UPDATE August 2006! Sverrisdottir has been pulled out as Minister of Industry due to the general loathing she has generated with her personality and policy. It has now been confirmed that Sverrisdottir witheld vital geological reports from the Icelandic parliament with grave concerns regarding the safety of the Karahnjukar dams. In the fall of 2006 she did her best to ignore the opposition’s repeated calls for her resignation (due to the above mentioned corruption).     


Jonina BjartmarzFormer minister of the EnvironmentYet another dedicated foe of Icelandic nature from the Progressive Party.Incidentally the sister of a certain notoriously volatile police chief engaged in a most unconventional and wrathful propaganda war against protestors at Karahnjukar.Bjartmarz was voted out of parliament in the general elections 12 May 2007 due to corruption.



Siv Fridleifsdottir(with a certain Wade Hughes of Alcoa, formerly of Greenpeace!)Infamous Ex-Minister of the EnvironmentProgressive PartyOverturned the verdict of the National Planning     

Agency. Assumed she was going to be rewarded

for the dirty deeds but just got the boot in a

most humiliating manner.


The Aluminium Girl$ dine with ALCOA

Professor Paolo SavonaPresidente di Impregilo(also member of Trilateral Commission)LUISS-Guido Carli UniversityViale Pola, 12     

0198 Rome, Italy



Tómas Már SigurdssonManaging Director, ALCOA FjardaálHome:Norðurtúni 12700 Egilsstaðir     

00354-552 3844

00354-896 3931

Reykjavik offices:


Sudurlandsbraut 12

108 Reykjavik


Tel: 00354-4707900


Sometimes PR work can be fun…
when the target group is children

Dick EvansRT ALCAN President and CEO

Jean-Philippe PuigDirector of ALCAN Aluminium in Europe

Wolfgang StillerPechiney Nederland N.V supervisory boardand President, Alcan Primary Metal European Operations & Global Anode Business,Chairman of Rio Tinto-ALCAN Iceland Ltd      


Rannveig Rist     General Manager, Rio Tinto-ALCAN Iceland Ltd.Known as ‘Járnfrúin’ (The Iron Maiden) by her unfortunate subordinatesHáhæð 2210 Garðabær     


Tel: 00354-5658551


Campaigners against RIO TINTO-ALCAN




Alexander BulyginCEO United Company RUSAL

Steve Schneider of Century Aluminum; Ragnar Gudmundsson, MD at Nordural; Richard Starkweather, Director at Nordural; Jack Gates, Vice-President of Century Aluminum

Richard StarkweatherDirector Nordural (Century in Iceland)


Campaigners against Century in Iceland



Jón Hjaltalín MagnússonTechnocrat from HellAltech, Arctus ehf, Atlantsal, RUSAL etc.A prominent aluminium lobbyist with closely guarded shady international connections including Russia, China and US.Ambitions include smelters in the North and in Þorlákshöfn.     


The Progressive Party


The “cancer of Iceland” is probably one of the most

corrupt political parties in Scandinavian history and

certainly the most despised by the Icelandic people.
The party finally fell out of government in the 2007 elections.


Jóhannes Geir SigurgeirssonEx-Chairman Landsvirkjun Boardjohannes@lv.isApril ’07: Got the boot and is apparently really sore about it because he so much wanted to “follow Karahnjukar dams to completion”
Johannes, with the kind of friends you have, you just don’t need enemies, do you?

Eyjólfur Árni RafnssonManaging Director of HönnunEmail: ear@honnun.isPhone: 510-4013Mobile: 892-8326     


Sigurdur St. ArnaldsLandsvirkjun Chief Spokesman – Karahnjukar ProjectSenior Project Manager of HönnunIn whose name and exactly what deal did hemake with Bechtel “long before Alcoa     

even got into the picture”?

Emails: &

Phone: 00354-510-4080 & 00354-515 9210

Mobile: 00354-892-8311

Thorsteinn Hilmarsson
Chief Spokesman LandsvirkjunTelephone: 5610518 & 515 9088Email:


  • Arnbjörg Sveinsdóttir
  • Árni M. Mathiesen
  • Ásta Möller
  • Bryndís Hlöðversdóttir
  • Einar K. Guðfinnsson
  • Einar Oddur Kristjánsson
  • Einar Már Sigurðarson
  • Geir H. Haarde
  • Gísli S. Einarsson
  • Guðjón Guðmundsson
  • Gudmundur Hallvarðsson
  • Guðni Ágústsson
  • Guðrún Ögmundsdóttir
  • Halldór Ásgrímsson
  • Halldór Blöndal
  • Helga Guðrún Jónasdóttir
  • Hjálmar Árnason
  • Ísólfur Gylfi Pálmason
  • Jóhann Ársælsson
  • Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
  • Jón Kristjánsson
  • Jónína Bjartmarz
  • Karl V. Matthíasson
  • Kjartan Ólafsson
  • Kristinn H. Gunnarsson
  • Kristján L. Möller
  • Kristján Pálsson
  • Lúðvík Bergvinsson
  • Magnús Stefánsson
  • Margrét Frímannsdóttir
  • Páll Pétursson
  • Pétur H. Blöndal
  • Sigríður Ingvarsdóttir
  • Sigríður A. Þórðardóttir
  • Siv Friðleifsdóttir
  • Sólveig Pétursdóttir
  • Sturla Böðvarsson
  • Svanfríður Jóhannsdóttir
  • Tómas Ingi Olrich
  • Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
  • Vilhjálmur Egilsson
  • Þorgerður K. Gunnarsdóttir
  • Össur Skarphéðinsson


  • Ásta Ragneiður Jóhannesdóttir
  • Björn Bjarnason
  • Davíð Oddson
  • Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson
  • Gunnar Birgisson
  • Lára Margrét Ragnarsdóttir
  • Ólafur Örn Haraldsson
  • Sigríður Jóhannesdóttir


  • Guðjón A. Kristjánsson
  • Katrín Fjeldsted


  • Jón Bjarnason
  • Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir
  • Rannveig Guðmundsdóttir
  • Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
  • Sverrir Hermannsson
  • Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
  • Þuríður Backman
  • Ögmundur Jónasson
  • Árni Steinar Jóhannson

4 Responses to “The Hall of Shame”

  1. Your website has destroyed my impression of an idyllic Iceland, but indeed I suppose not everyone up there lives from knitting sweaters and catching fish (and/or whales). It comforts me now to realize that we are not alone in fighting nefarious commercial enterprises. Our village is presently being destroyed by an American-owned lignite mining company. Perhaps you saw our little church being transported away last October on television. Despite the holy aura that such an action radiates, the grim reality is that lignite emits more CO2 per kilowatt-hour than any other fossil fuel. Maybe that would qualify it for the Guiness Book of Records. We also could start our own Hall of Shame, but I’m holding off from that until I have received the results of a government investigation on certain lignite managers who may have been former employees of the East German secret police (Stasi). If that is verified, then maybe the sales of lignite power will increase just like many people have wanted a piece of the Berlin Wall for a souvenier.

    Here is a study I have prepared on the German lignite industry:

    You can get a printed copy from the Swedish NGO Secretariat on Acid Rain in Göteborg.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Jaap says:

    Hi Jefrey, all the best with your struggle. I’ve added a you to our links page. Stay in touch with updates!

  3. The next election in Italy will probably not be in favour of Berlusconi so he’s right to enjoy the good times while they go on. It appears this is what he’s doing at the moment anyway!

  4. Edmundo says:

    Most wonderful country in the world with most wonderful people of the world.
    Iceland my sweet love.