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Title: Altakampen

Photographer(s): Various photographers

Writer(s): Alfred Nilsen

Designer(s): Tank Design, Tromso, Norway

Publisher(s): Háldde Forlag,Alta, Norway

Year: 2019

Print run:

Language(s): Norsk,Bokmål

Pages: 240

Size: 15,5 x 23,5 cm

Binding: Hardcover


Print: Livonia Print, Riga Latvia

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Norway, 1968-1982

ISBN: 9788230700723

Alfred Nilsen led the People's Action Against the Alta/Kautokeino Watercourse Development, the environmental campaign that brought together more than 20,000 members across the country. The Alta battle was also a battle for the rights of the Sami. The right to land and water, grazing land and the right to self-determination in a separate Sami Parliament. 600 police officers were sent to Alta to suppress the largest environmental struggle in Norwegian history. Even with 1,000 river rescuers at ground zero, no one could oppose such an army of police. The activist was prosecuted and convicted under the sedition clause - according to many a legal farce from the start.

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