Atillah Springer is a journalist, activist and blogger from Trinidad and Tobago and a member of a protest movement which, earlier this year, succeeded in driving the aluminium industry giant Alcoa out of a community in rural Trinidad where they had proposed to establish a smelter under somewhat dubious circumstances.
In this podcast I talk with Atillah about the movement's use of the Internet in their organising activities.
Some useful links:
No Smelters in T&T web site
Rights Action Group blog
Smelta Karavan web site
Saving Iceland – web site of anti-smelter allies in Iceland
Atillah with fellow anti-smelter activists in Iceland
An activist with the Smelta Karavan, a mobile unit which visits communities to share information and build solidarity
A resident of Union Village, a rural area in Trinidad where another smelter is set to be established by Alutrint
Portrait of Atillah by caribbeanfreephoto
Other images courtesy Atillah Springer