road protests (current)   |   movement links

From: "Jo Makepeace" (
Subject: SchNEWS 596, Friday 13th July 2007
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 12:16:33 +0100

Saving Iceland - International Solidarity Conference

Showing less signs of melting away than the world's glaciers, activists trying to protect Iceland's still near pristine landscape from the attempts of heavy industry, aluminium smelters and dam builders to ruin it are continuing their efforts. Having maintained protest camps, run actions and braved the cold for over two years (See SchNEWS 555, 506 and 487) last weekend saw them build international solidarity with a conference attended by speakers from all over the world, including a star turn by the great Reverend Billy (see SchNEWS 570 and 469).

The pow-wow was held to kick off another summer of dissent, emanating from the current camp near to Reykjavik. While there was not much history of direct action in Iceland, the multiple threats to their environment and a few helpful visitors from abroad have certainly warmed up the locals in this regard. There have already been several actions including demos in the largest shopping mall, the main Reykjavik high street, parliament, a critical mass and street theatre by the PM's office. This Saturday (14th) sees Iceland's first ever Reclaim The Streets and more mayhem is planned.

If you're up for an trip to one of the most amazing and beautiful environments on earth, with a little direct action against climate criminals like Alcan, Bechtel, Impreglio amongst others thrown in, all visitors to the camp are warmly welcomed although you'll want to take yer longjohns...

For more see  and

road protests (current)   |   movement links