The blockaders are taking action against the ecological destruction caused by the rapacious expansion of industrial society. They are supported by a majority of Icelanders, horrified by the potential loss of the mythic landscape that forms their physical and cultural heritage.
“Why do we allow a handful of politicians to decide the fate and future of our heritage, that will be condemned by generations to come? How come we don’t have the guts and solidarity and wisdom to stop this madness?" said Gudmundur Pall Olafsson, naturalist, author and photographer.
The campaign against the dam has been strengthened by a summer-long international camp, taking place within a few kilometres of the construction site, which is welcoming visitors from all over the world. In June several protestors disrupted the 10th World Aluminium Conference in Reykjavik, ‘greenwashing’ delegates from Bechtel & Alcoa in green yoghurt, during a speech entitled 'An Approach to Sustainability For A Greenfield Aluminium Smelter'
Camp phone – 00 354 694 5708, More information from: www.savingiceland.org
Pictures will follow when blockaders get to a town with computers :-)