Rosia Montana & Gogebic Taconite

Right now there is a revolution going on in Romania that the tribes in and citizens of Wisconsin should pay attention to regarding their own fight against Gogebic Taconite.

Tens of thousands of Romanians are standing up to their government and multinational corporations to fight a nightmarish mining project:

The project is set to extract 314 tonnes of gold and 1,500 tonnes of silver over a 16-year period. It will destroy four mountain tops, force the relocation of hundreds of families, and leave behind a lake containing 215 million cubic metres of water contaminated with poisonous cyanide.

An amazingly haunting two-and-a-half minute must see video was produced that vividly shows the harrowing reality of what mining can do to a way of life. It was shot in part on location in what is now an uninhabitable zone due to the effects of mining:

Please read the links and watch the videos below, and consider the powerful example of the Romanians and what may be necessary to happen in Wisconsin to defeat the Gegobic mining proposal.

Protestors link hands as they form a human chain around Parliament palace in Bucharest during a demonstration against plans to open Europe's biggest open-cast gold mine in Romaina

Protestors link hands as they form a human chain around Parliament palace in Bucharest during a demonstration against plans to open Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in Romaina

 

Rosia Montana: What it’s really about – Romania’s Autumn and the Birth of a Movement; an interview on the current situation in Rosia Montana and largest environmental and civil rights movement in Romania’s history

 

Rosia Montana Cyanide open-pit in the hearth of Carpathian garden: Reflections on the experiences of the people of Honduras & Guatemala

 

More about the efforts to stop the Gogebic Taconite mining proposal in Wisconsin:

Please share this information. Thank you.

 

[Special thanks to Connie Rusu for information regarding Rosia Montana.]


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