September 2013

Be it rain or snow, united we will win!

30. September 2013 – Protests for saving Roșia Montană have continued for the 5th straight Sunday in 30 cities in Romania and 34 cities abroad. Neither the cold weather, nor the rain managed to deter the tens of thoursands residents of Bucharest from starting their march through the capital’s boulevards. 'Come wind, come rain, we’re off again' and 'A river of people is mightier than a lake of cianide' were heard last night through the drops of rain.

The Save Rosia Montana campaign denounces and boycotts Ponta’s Super Special Commission

26. September 2013 – Given that today the Super Special Commission announces meetings with NGOs at the Parliament, Alburnus Maior wishes to reaffirm its position regarding the inutility and propagandistic scope of the parliament’s super-special commission set up to assess a bill that would allow Rosia Montana’s destruction.

Corporations write Prime minister Ponta’s declarations

25. September 2013 – The Save Rosia Montana Campaign has observed misleading information in prime minister Ponta’s statement related to his recent visit in Finland. There he describes Finland’s mines as a model for developing the Rosia Montana mine. During his visit, prime minister Ponta went on promoting the cyanide-based mine proposal at Rosia Montana using cliché arguments that are factually wrong, that tend to be used by mine operators and that are contradicting the reality of Finland’s mines.

Acute cyanide concentration amongst the Parliament’s Special Commission

18. September 2013 – The Alburnus Maior association considers that members of Romania’s parliament (MPs) already known to be vocal supporters of the Rosia Montana mine proposal should not be part of the special and mixed Commission to assess the controversial law proposal. Alburnus Maior considers that this would constitute a serious offense to civil society. Yesterday the standing bureaus of the parliament’s two chambers each proposed the special committee’s composition. It now needs to be validated during the two chambers’ next meeting. 

The protesters’ demands are not negotiable! Victor Ponta must be the only person still believing in the cyanide-based gold mine!

16. September 2013 - The Rosia Montana campaign announces that protests will continue; this after yesterday a record number of people in Romania and abroad took to the streets. 33 cities in Romania and 41 cities abroad organized actions with citizens demanding for Rosia Montana to be saved.

Democracy for Rosia Montana now!

Roșia Montană deserves a transparent and democratic vote
 

13. September 2013 - The Alburnus Maior NGO condemns the ad infinitum postponement of the Senate's vote of the special law and the decision-makers lack of responsibility in assuming responsibility for the Rosia Montana mine proposal. The postponement was announced yesterday by Mr. Crin Antonescu on behalf of Romania's USL coalition government.

15th September - The protests for Rosia Montana continue around the world!

 

12. September 2013 - The Romanian politicians want the ad infinitum postponement of the Senate's vote of the special law regarding the Rosia Montana. The Alburnus Maior NGO condemns the decision-makers lack of responsibility in assuming responsibility for the Rosia Montana mine proposal. The postponement was announced yesterday by Mr. Crin Antonescu on behalf of Romania's USL coalition government.

On September 15th a new, global, call to action for Rosia Montana is announced all over the world.

Romanian Autumn - Global mobilisation for Rosia Montana puts pressure on the Romanian parliament and government. The protests continue!

9. September 2013 - Alburnus Maior wishes to thank all those who yesterday took to the streets to support the Save Rosia montana campaign. Parallel solidarity actions - big and small - occurred all around the world; from China to Canada and Gura Portita to Brussels . Marching in their streets over 20.000 people in Bucharest and 10.000 people on Cluj-Napoca demanded their deputies to reject the bill to destroy Rosia Montana and to instead ban the use of cyanide in mining and to include Rosia Montana in the country's official list of tentative UNESCO sites.

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