Saving Iceland

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Saving Iceland is an organization that describe themselves as "a network of people of different nationalities, who do not intend to stand by passively and watch the Icelandic government in league with foreign corporations slowly kill the natural beauty of Iceland."[1] They have been critical of the aluminum industry in Iceland.[2]

Some of their protest tactics have included setting off alarms, distributing leaflets, chaining themselves to machinery, and throwing stink bombs.[3][4] They have also used vandalism several times.[5][6] Concerts to oppose heavy industry have also been organized by them.[7][8]

In 2007, Saving Iceland began their "Summer of Dissent" campaign, which included a conference on “Global Consequences of Heavy Industry and Large Dams.” [9]


  1. ^ "About SI". 07-11-2008. Retrieved 2009-10-07. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Lyall, Sarah (2007-02-04). "Smokestacks in a White Wilderness Divide Iceland in a Development Debate". The New York Times. p. 16. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  3. ^ "Aluminium smelting in Iceland". 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  4. ^ Elliott, Alex (2009-08-12). "Saving Iceland disrupts smelter construction". IceNews. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  5. ^ "ATTACK ON CONSULATE". Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). 2007-07-21. p. 16.
  6. ^ ""Dear Iceland: Fuck You! Yours Truly, Aluminium" - Banner Drop on the Biggest Church in Iceland". Saving Iceland. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  7. ^ "Saving Iceland concert to be held in Belgium Saturday". Iceland Review. 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  8. ^ Þóroddsdóttir, Valgerður (2007-07-13). "Saving Iceland Mega Concert". The Reykjavík Grapevine. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  9. ^ Robert, Zoe (2007-12-07). "The Green Dilemma". Iceland Review. Retrieved 2009-10-07.

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