Cei ce mă cunosc știu că nu sunt adepta copy-paste, dar de data aceasta voi face o excepție, pentru a arăta că, de Crăciun, noi, românii, am primit cel mai frumos dar pământesc: pe acela al solidarității (sau frăției, cu alte cuvinte):
Battle in Pungesti, Romania, And Fight To Save Earth
Like the Mi-kmaq people’s fight in New Brunswick, the people of Pungesti together with activists from all over Romania fight against big oil and the police state against the unlawful and unjust fracking of their lands for profit. After several days of clashes, Chevron has decided, for now at least, to suspend operations there, handing activists another victory in the global fight for Earth’s rights. Today I got to talk with leading Romanian activist, environmentalist and overall badass Brianna Caradja about her battles in Pungesti and the fight to save Earth:
Q: Can you explain to the readers what the protests in Pungesti are about and why it is important to Romania and the World in general?
Brianna: They are against fracking. First of all, no one was consulted regarding fracking operations being done in their area. And in the Pungesti area only, it seems Chevron leased or bought about 24.000 acres. Now correct information about the dangers of Hidraulic Fracking is well known, and yet our government just singlehandedly deceided to welcome Chevron (and a few others, including Russian Gazprom) with open arms. Against people’s will. To the rest of Romania it’s a signal that together we can fight back, and make our opinion be heard. We CAN fight the system, and we are ! Today 70 percent of Romania’s territory is being “okayed” for fracking. Are they insane?