Saving Iceland

The 4th Saving Iceland action camp has now begun in a beautiful threatened geothermal valley beside Hellisheiðarvirkjun 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.

This year activists from Iceland, Australia, America, Denmark, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Italy are amongst those who 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.

A week of international Saving Iceland solidarity actions will take place from July 21st to 27th in different European countries. On July 23 at Reykjavíkur Akademían, a specialised conference with respected Indian writer Samarendra Das will examine the idea of "green Aluminium"and the effects of the aluminium industry in developing countries. Go to Saving Iceland's excellent newly-revamped website for details of events as well as background articles explaining the issues.