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[GV Show Special] Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter activism meets the Internet

attillah springerAtillah 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.

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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

attillah in iceland
Atillah with fellow anti-smelter activists in Iceland
smelta karavan
An activist with the Smelta Karavan, a mobile unit which visits communities to share information and build solidarity
Union Villager
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

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