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- Posted on Jul 19th 2010 9:15AM by Simon Jay Catling
Writing to the Financial Times, the singer said, "Most people feel this is something the nation should keep ... this deal smells like the leftovers from the corruption that brought us the bank crash."
She plans to perform three of her songs today (July 19) at an invitation-only press conference in her home city, the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, where fellow activists will produce a national petition to try and block a deal that would see Magma own 98.5% of Iceland's biggest energy company HS Orka.
Under the terms of the takeover, the Canadian company will be allowed to utilise part of Iceland's geothermal resources for up to 130 years. Bjork argues that such a deal would render her country "third world slaves."
This latest crusade comes on the back of mini concept album 'Mount Wittenberg Orca,' which the singer released with Dirty Projectors, with all proceeds going to a project in collaboration with National Geographic to create international marine protected areas.
It's been three years since her last solo album, however, and she confessed that, "I'm hoping the nation and its government will decide to cancel this deal. Then I can, hopefully, go back to writing music."