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So its been already more than a month and people still continue to protest all over the country and in other countries also yet there seems our government has chosen to turn a blind eye to this protests. To make it worst, in this past month, a multitude of facts surfaced to point out illegalities in the contract, corruption, pay offs and international pressure over the matter of the gold in Rosia Montana over the past years. 

In all honesty, I think the gold its only a front. It has been proven by many experts that the true battle is given for rare minerals rather than gold (the quantities of rare minerals as: titan, germanium, arsenic, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, gallium and wolfram are in greater quantities than gold and silver but their are featured in the contract as being "sterile", which means valueless thus the Romanian State don't get any money from it)

RMGC (Rosia Montana Gold Corporation) is still trying to sway people to their side and they practically bought the Romanian mass media with a few exceptions. As for the government, who has long been bought or forced into this project, it tries now to minimize the effects of cyanide or simply accuse the protesters of hidden agendas. 

RMGC keeps flaunting the money they are investing in "protecting" ca cultural heritage in the area and the fact that they are offering about 2000 work places. What they don't say is that only the ecological impact on the region will leave unemployed about 2500 people in the nearby regions - and thats only the direct impact. Other hundreds of hostels that live off the tourism in the area will go broke (because lets be honest, who will go stay close to a cyanide lake), farms that now provide meat and milk will also go broke (because who will buy their products anymore).
To make it clear, all the protesters have two clear points in their protests: no cyanide in mining exploitations and the fact that we need to exploit our resources ourself. And I think both of them are valid and common sense points. 

People are decided to keep protesting although the government seems to have taken a position where they just wait for the protests to die down. Thus any help exposing and sharing information on this matter is more than welcome. This is not a project that will affect only Romania, its bound to affect all the Europe eventually because this is going to leave behind the biggest cyanide lake in Europe.
 
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Here you can use a stamp gemdedude.deviantart.com/art/S… supporting the protests and there's also link on petition secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/D…  I just signed :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I honestly don't know how to use the stamp and I signed that petition a long, long time ago. :D Thank you for the links. :)
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
You can add the stamp into your DevID text by including this :thumb399113304: ;) Oh, I didn't know about the petition before, I'm sorry for the redundancy :blush: I was gathering more info to spread Rosia Montana case through my journal too, as I promised :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the help, I finally added it. And no worries about the petition. I think I have it in my previous journal entry too. :D 
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
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myks0 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this makes me angry... stay strong, dont know what else to say
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the support. Everyday new things come to the surface and new people are added to the good cause of protecting the environment in this case. So staying strong might end paying up. :D
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Dano-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I wish you luck. It is a good cause. Patience and consistancy will be needed in abundance.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I do hope this will resolve for the sake of my country and all Europe. Cyanide mining should have been banned a long time ago. I'm suspecting it hasn't only due to the "lobbying" of the mining corporations. Weird how if you take money from somebody is bribe but if politicians do its "lobbying" or "contributions" or some other hypocritical thing like that.   
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