by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Last week we told you about Bjork’s three day karaoke marathon in Reykjavik. She hosted the event with the hope of gathering signatures from over 10% of the population to stop the Canadian takeover of an Icelandic energy company. Well, the numbers are in and the event was a success! They gathered over 46,000 signatures.

But that’s just the start. Other karaoke events have started popping up all over Iceland so they are going to wait until those events have taken place and then send them in.

The press release for the event said, “For 100 years good people protected our natural resources and public interest. In the outvasion period the sale of natural resources and irresponsible access to them began. Now it is time to stop that unfortunate development.”

This won’t stop the takeover, but the decision to let this happen will go back to the Icelandic government so they can reconsider.

While anyone was allowed to sing, for those who might have gone to hear the talented Bjork perform, they were in luck. She sang “Love Will Tear Us Apart” solo and then another song with a politician.

Via Contact Music

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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