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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Romania is getting global
Aliette Guibert-Certhoux on Fri, 7 Mar 2003 12:11:02 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Romania is getting global


Just on the same subject but aside, please...

I do not want to talk from the claimed French thoughts on the bordering
Europe ;-) Undoubtedly we should delight us in any moment while the people
see the world opening for them. And I was among those thinking that Europe
would choose the value and the time for Euro looking toward the fastest
integration of Turkey and "Tchekoslovaquie" before the division. A question
from the point of view of safe Democracy for European Future (Look Italy
resulting and you cannot imagine which way is building for French life and
the next European election).

But now we miss it and immediately the value of the Euro has written a
beginning of a high recession the same for the richest countries. They have
choose for Europe from the Economy (that old idea from de Gaulle's Jean
Monnet), they would have choose to a Politician Europe. We'll see later how
Mitterand as President himself has acted the recession of the autonomy in
Europe and entering the OTAN on a pervert cause.

Following, there is a pervert suggestion to the Right of Interference,
because this operative concept did not take care about the dual cause which
turns out the pragmatic situations. This high suggestion was coming from
Misses Mitterand and Kouchner  just he is re-appears last days for a State
of transition in Irak (just in the top moment to justify the following war
against the people position from all the world): same position from the
Yougoslavia war even from a good cause was the worst solution; just look at
the disaster inside and outside now there :-(

However Rumanian State has never upset the Stalinian idea on the power
structure especially on Influence and Intelligence, even after Ceaucescu
dictatorship and while reversing him (for example: remember the
misinformation about the Timisoara mass graves)... only they have turned the
dictatorship appearance to Liberalism exchanges especially looking European
and Russian and Asian environments from the world moving. However the new
Rumanian State in its different periods shows its social desertion on misery
and poorness, and built a milk way on the system of the rewards and the
trading of favors. Rumania would not be thus a quite country about the
Rights for People but one of the milk way as a corridor of influence
intelligence strategies and their hard money.

Today everywhere one would know how Liberalism does not rhyme with Liberty
for the people to decide for themselves. More: we notice everywhere the
Democracy growing douw. But now what we could do as a new Democracy
suggestion for the rights of the people here and there looking toward the
event of this incredible new word...

Coming back on the subject, everything about Calin's post could be a good
information from the point of view on Rumania to the world a-topia coming
soon? Thanks.

Le 6/03/03 18:55, calin de <calin {AT} xs4all.nl> a probablement envoy ou
transmis :

> 
> I don't know how much attention the developments in
> central-southern-easter europe grab on the list in those hot pre-war
> times.  Towards none, I should say. Which might be a pitty, because an
> interesting new fault line is designing in that area, between western
> Europe as a potential development partner falling quickly from favors, and
> the aggressively self-imposing US, who became suddenly interested in
> pushing the agenda of NATO integration for countries kept until now at the
> doors of Europe. If Czech republic has already a foot in that door and
> indulges itself in snubbing EU integration, if Poland is bargaining hard
> its participation in the European community, places like Romania, Bulgaria
> etc. are more than eager to get there, and a pro-US anti-Franco/German
> position is the smallest problem. Traditional allies and players in the
> area, France and Germany failed to fulfill the expectations of those
> peoples, as Western Europe failed to get a clean cut in the misery of the
> latest balkan wars.
> 
> The outcome is a strange mixture of voluptous submission to the US
> pressures (see the military bases appearing over night, and without any
> legal debate in the south east of Romania) and total ignorance of any
> implications that a commitment to this type of policies might bring upon a
> country that is, after all, part of an uncertain tactical context.
> 
> Meanwhile, the common places of globalization are at works: poisonous
> media entertainment, rampant poverty of the poor, excessive richness for
> few, corrupt governance and business environments, high pollution, and now
> pyramid schemes at governmental level.
> 
> Here is in short the scandal of Rosia Montana, an ecological and
> archeological paradise, put by the Romanian government at high risk due to
> obscure speculations on the price of gold (that is the cover story), but
> probably just another fund-squeeze/money-laundry scheme at international
> level.. After literally cluttering the country with casinos, the money
> launderers world wide found a new scheme - cyanide mining. For more
> details see www.rosiamontana.org
> 
> 
> Rosia Montana Gold Corporation has been formed as a joint-venture between
> Minvest, a Romanian, state-owned company and Gabriel Resources, registered
> in Toronto and, offshore, in Barbados and Jersey. Gabriel Resources, which
> has no mining experience, holds 80% of the shares. Many economists and
> independent mining experts state that the project is not viable and is a
> scam of a type previously seen in the mining industry - eg Bre-X,
> Indonesia. Romania's national interest and that of the local people are
> not being considered. The sole beneficiaries would be the proponents of
> the scheme - both in business and in authority.
> 
> Officials and corruption attract each other like oppositely magnetised
> poles in Romania.
> 
> Relatively little of the promised $400 million investment would be spent
> in Romania. The Romanian government would receive 2% of any profit so
> Romania's natural and cultural heritage would be gambled without the
> nation becoming a significant stakeholder. The International Finance
> Corporation (World Bank) has declined to invest.
> 
> 
> Economics and environment are in conflict and the projected costs do not
> reflect environmental controls that will certainly be necessary unless the
> government takes the huge risk of flouting EU requirements whilst
> negotiating entry to the EU. If the project were to proceed, a million
> units of landscape (see photos) would be destroyed to obtain one unit of
> gold. There would be explosions day and night for many years. The
> topography would be devastated, hills transformed into massive craters in
> a toxic, sterile desert.
> 
> Cyanide compounds would be employed to dissolve out the gold from the
> pulverised rock. Although cyanide is incompatible with life, 16000 tonnes
> of the lethal material would be utilised every year. There would be an
> unlined, open holding lagoon for 250 million tonnes of cyanide solution in
> contravention of EU law and 10km upstream of a town of 13000 population.
> 
> 
> Several villages are located on the site of the proposed open-cast mine.
> 880 dwellings will be demolished and hundreds of smallholdings that
> sustain families will be destroyed. More than 2000 people will be uprooted
> and relocated, the majority against their informally expressed wishes.
> There has been no formal consultation process. This contravenes the
> European Convention on Human Rights, by which Romania is bound. A large
> proportion of families have been established in the area for many
> generations. The upheaval will undoubtedly result in deaths amongst the
> frail and the elderly.
> 
> Apuseni is rich in resources other than gold. It has outstandingly
> beautiful scenery, history and rich archaeology - both ancient and
> industrial. It has forests and good terrain for grazing animals. There
> should be a viable future for the people of the area based on tourism,
> agriculture, timber products, craft enterprises, appropriate light
> industry. The alternatives would be better than a single, short-lived
> industry that exports any profit along with the gold and leaves a toxic
> desert, a devastated landscape in which life will never again flourish.
> 
> 
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