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photo 1.3Das Jahr 2013 endet mit Protesten in Bukarest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Temeswar und weiteren dutzend Städten in ganz Rumänien. Es sind die größten Proteste seit 1989. Sie brachten zehntausende von Menschen auf die Strasse, eine Leistung, die bei den Protesten von 2010 gegen den Sozialabbau durch die Regierung (einem der schlimmsten in ganz Europa) nicht erreicht wurde, der viele Menschen betraf. Die jetzige Sache ist keine ökonomische sondern eine ökologische.

Von September 2013 an fanden in Bukarest Massenproteste und Demonstrationen statt, die von 15.000 Teilnehmern bis zu 30.000 reichten. In anderen großen Städten des Landes versammelten sich Tausende.

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Die Protestierenden verlangen von der Regierung den Stopp des Gold-Minen-Projekts von Rosia Montana, ein Projekt das die größte Zyanid-Mine in Europa produzieren wird. Die kanadische Gesellschaft (Gabriel Resources) wird dafür – wenn das Projekt beginnen wird – über 13.000 Tonnen Zyanid per Jahr benutzen und dies 14 Jahre lang, während in ganz Europa per Jahr nur 1.000 Tonnen verbraucht werden.(1) Indes richten sich die Proteste gegen das System, Slogans gegen alle politischen Parteien sind oft zu hören. (2) Die Proteste haben keine hierarchische Struktur und keine Führer.

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photo 1.3The year 2013 is ending with protests in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Timisoara and other tens of cities all over Romania. These are the biggest protests from 1989, that brought in the street tens of thousands of people, a performance that was not reached in 2010 when the government cuts (one of the most severe in Europe) affected so many people. The issue now is not an economic but an ecological one.

From September 2013 in Bucharest there was large protests and marches that reached from 15.000 to over 30.000 participants. Other big cities from the country gathered thousands.

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Protesters demand from the government to stop the gold mining project from Roșia Montană, a project that will produce the largest cyanide pit from Europe. The Canadian company (Gabriel Resources) will use – in case that the project will start – over 13.000 tons of cyanide per year for 14 years while in the whole Europe are used only 1.000 tons of cyanide per yeari. However these protest are strongly anti-system, slogans against all political parties being heard oftenii. Protests had no hierarchical structure nor leaders.

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Interview with a worker about working conditions, humiliations and abuses of bosses at eMAG, Romania. This interview was taken by Vladimir Borţun in January 2012 and it was published on Critic Atac (a leftist internet platform).

Vladimir Borţun: Where are you working?

Employee (AE): At ‘Dante Internaţional’ company, known as ‘eMAG’ as well.

VB: Since when?

AE: Since 2009.

VB: What are you doing there?

AE: I am working at one of their warehouses. I work on PC and operate with bills. I’m doing also other things: I print bills, I sort them and I give them to my colleagues to find the merchandise; I guide them to find the merchandise.

VB: I guess you have a work contract?

AE: Yes, of course.

VB: What is written in your contract about work time? How many days per week and how many hours per day?

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