Hildur Runa Hauksdottir, better known as Bj?rk's mom, is currently engaged in a life or death struggle with the world's largest aluminum producer, Alcoa. In an effort to persuade the monster company to pull out of a project in the Icelandic highlands, Hildur is staging a hunger strike, and is reportedly getting a lot of public support in the process. According to the Associated Press, environmentalists say the smelter and accompanying power plant will ruin the wilderness area above Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier, in East Iceland. Hauksdottir is in the 12th day of her hunger strike and has been living only on tea made from Icelandic thyme and yarrow throughout.
When asked on Wednesday how long she will hold out, Hildur said, "I haven't decided how far to go. It might take another week."