London, 21. mars 2004
Don't let the sun go down on Iceland

This was the message demonstrators at Tate Modern wanted to get across
today as Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's hugely successful 'Weather
Project' exhibition - featuring a giant sun - came to an end.

The demonstrators staged an "umbrella protest" against the ALCOA dam
currently under construction in the Icelandic highlands which will see vast
swathes of Europe's last remaining wilderness flooded in 2006.

© Marina Imperi

Interviewed in the Guardian newspaper on the 27/12/03 Olafur Eliasson
himself stated that his "greatest fear is that US aluminium giant ALCOA is
destroying the Icelandic highlands with the support of our government."

The Icelandic government recently announced further plans for similar
projects which, protesters say, will spoil much of Iceland's world-famous
pristine nature.

"The government want to turn Iceland into a heavy industry hell," said one
protester, Icelandic environmentalist Olafur Pall Sigurdsson. "These mega
projects benefit nobody except the multinational companies who instigate
and build them. "

"This programme of building big dams in Iceland will drag us back into the
20th century when the rest of 21st century Europe and the US is busy
dismantling environmentally unfriendly big dams," Sigurdsson went on.

Eco-tourism is the fastest growing sector in the Icelandic economy. To
impose a programme of environmentally destructive hydro-powered heavy
industry seems, at the very least, short-sighted. For British protester Dr
David Gems it is quite simply "environmental vandalism".

Dreifimiðar sem rigndi niður af svölunum á mótmælunum á Tate Modern og mótmælaáletrun á regnhlífunum

Don´t let the sun go down on Iceland´s beautiful nature

Dam building in Iceland will drown Europe´s last great wilderness

Stop pristine Iceland being turned into heavy industry hell

Icelandic government - pimps of nature

ALCOA: Environmental criminals

Boycott Barclays bank - They fund the drowning

Stop war on nature

No heavy industry hell

ALCOA! Hands off Iceland

Stop Kárahnjúkavirkjun

Icelandic government: Nature vandals

ALCOA: Dam vandals


ALCOA out of Iceland

Iceland - Power mad

Damn your dams

Grein um aðgerðirnar

28. nóvember 2002: Miljøaktivister i protest mod dansk byggefirma MetroXpressen (in Danish) "Modstanden med opførelsen af en af Europas største dæmninger i Island med store naturødeleggelser til følge er nået til Danmark."