'Cultural' Tag Archive

Jan 16 2008

Possible Locations For Aluminium Smelter In Greenland


The hunt for a location for an aluminium smelter in Greenland continues. The environmental assessment which you can read in the link provided at the bottom of the article below, found on this site shows the devastation which will happen in these areas which will be so called “minimised” by Alcoa. Read More

Jan 15 2008

Saving Iceland Update 2008: UK Mini-Gathering


Nottingham and Iceland are both home to pink footed geese
and dark-green activists…

A day of talks and film showings to pass on information about the on-going international campaign and the current situation in Iceland

Friday 22nd February 2008, Sumac Centre, Nottingham

The event is aimed at:

  • Activists who have been involved with Saving Iceland in the past, have parted company for whatever reason, but would like to know what�s happening now
  • UK-based Saving Iceland activists who were unable to make it to the recent organising gatherings abroad and would like an update
  • People who are new to the issue but are interested to find out about this great ecological threat to our relatively local wilderness.
  • Anyone with questions about the campaign Read More
  • Jan 14 2008

    Survival stories: Challenges facing youth in Trinidad and Tobago

    Gabrielle Jamela Hosein has written a thought provoking article that gathers together a feminist, racial and land based critique of Trinidad’s so called Vision 2020 development plan, which focuses on development through aluminium smelting and other heavy industries. Below is an extract, the full article can be found here Read More

    Nov 30 2007

    Saving Iceland Winter Conference 2007

    On the 1st of December Saving Iceland is bringing together some of the most knowledgeable geologists and environmental activists in Iceland. Activists from around Iceland are invited to join us, at the Friðarhúsid, Rauðarárstígur, 101 Reykjavík. Read More

    Nov 18 2007

    SI Benefit Gig in the Netherlands


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    Nov 11 2007

    30,000 March Against Heavy Industry in India

    To all those struggling against heavy industry in India, we at Saving Iceland wish you are solidarity and strength. To have 30,000 persons on a blockade must be an incredible feeling, and a product of incredible organisation and will.

    Resisting Liberalisation, Privitisation & Globalisation

    Biggest civil disobedience movement since Independence
    7th Novemeber, Sambalpur

    History was made yesterday when more than 30,000 (some say there were almost 50,000) people representing the farming community of western orissa descended upon Burla and marched on to Hirakud dam protesting against the sale of water to companies like Bhusan [Steel], Vedanta [Aluminium] and [Aditya Aluminum]. These farmers had come from villages in the districts of Bargarh, Sambalpur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur & Jharsuguda. They came in trains, trucks, and jeeps despite all attempts by the police to detain them en route to Burla on the pretext of violation of motor vehicles regulations, etc. The protestors sang songs, shouted slogans, laughed, danced and celeberated all along making it one of the most peaceful and unique protests ever. The police shuddered at the sight of this mammoth rally and every blockade they had put up vanished into thin air. Read More

    Nov 06 2007
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    Saving Iceland Tour Around Europe, 2007

    There will be more dates forthcoming in 2008

    Roll up, roll up! Activists from around Europe, come to a social centre near you for a chance to meet some wandering Icelanders who’ll tell you a story about Europe’s last wilderness that will surely make you so angry that you’ll be fighting the aluminium industry alongside them in 2008!

    Here are the confirmed listings, keep your eyes peeled for more information.
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    Nov 01 2007

    Saving Iceland Coffee/Film Evenings – Reykjavik

    SI Coffee cup 

    At Saving Iceland we are very aware that our presence in Iceland is surrounded by mystery, rumours, spectacle and a general otherness. We feel like we are as weird and wonderful as anyone else but we recognise that being interpreted by the TV and bloggers means that we can seem quite strange.

    For this reason we decided to hold monthly old fashioned coffee evenings in Reykjavik where you can meet some of us, meet each other, meet other people who have opinions about dam, aluminium, heavy industry, etc. Read More

    Oct 08 2007

    Vedanta update

    6th October 2007

    This commentary by Mines and Communities

    Once again India’s Supreme Court (SC) has deferred taking a decision on the mining of bauxite in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills, although the central government’s Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) did its best to steamroller assent for Vedanta’s potentially very damaging project. Read More

    Oct 01 2007

    Kick Out the Dams! Saving Iceland Concert in Reykjavik 10 October

    Kick out the Dams thumb

    Click here for the full poster.

    October 10th, Organ, Reykjavik.

    Hip Hop, Punk and Rock against Heavy Industry! Come and get your headbanging on with others who oppose Iceland’s Heavy Industrialisation!

    Music from:

    Tveir Leikmenn
    Jan Mayen

    Organ, Hafnarstræti 1-3
    House opens 20:30
    Music Starts 21:00
    500Kr entry

    See you there!
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