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Astazi, 20 de activisti ai Campaniei Salvati Rosia Montana au desfasurat o actiune de protest în fata Hotelului Park Hyatt din Zurich, Elvetia, unde avea loc Forumul European al Aurului.

Activistii au boicotat întâlnirea industriei miniere aurifere si au transmis companiei Gabriel Resources, prezenta la eveniment, ca lupta împotriva proiectului minier de la Rosia Montana continua.

In formatie de cortegiu funerar si purtând masti aurii, activistii au întrerupt întâlnirea în desfasurare a companiilor miniere pentru a face cunoscut opiniei publice ca Gabriel Resources stramuta familii de pe pamânturile lor si dezgroapa mortii din morminte în Rosia Montana. Toate acestea cu încalcarea drepturilor omului si a legistatiei în numele profitului. Activistii români au livrat companiei miniere un sicriu auriu cu mesajul “Gabriel, RIC – rest in cyanide!”, în semn de urare pentru Gabriel Resources care planuieste cu orice pret deschiderea la Rosia Montana a celei mai mare mine aurifere de suprafata din Europa.

Ei au adus în fata hotelului si fotografii care arata mormintele goale din Rosia Montana, dovezi ale actiunilor abuzive întreprinse de compania canadiana în numele profitului: încalcarea drepturilor omului, dezgroparea mortilor din cimitire si încalcarea dreptului publicului la informare si libera exprimare.

Forumul European al Aurului are loc între 16 si 18 aprilie în Zurich, unul dintre cele mai importante centre ale comertului mondial cu aur si locul unde mai mult de o treime din productia globala de aur este tranzactionata. De asemenea, 50% din aurul global tranzactionat este transportat fizic prin Elvetia, unde 5 dintre cele mai importante rafinarii din lume sunt localizate.

Actiunea Campaniei Salvati Rosia Montana se înscrie într-o serie de evenimente menite sa aduca în prim plan vocea miscarilor de opozitie la proiectele miniere din diferite parti ale lumii. Cu ocazia Forumului European al Aurului, tot în data de 17 aprilie, vor avea loc un protest public de solidaritate cu Rosia Montana si o adunare publica la care vor participa Arthur Manuel (Presedinte al Indigenous Network on Economy and Trade si purtator de cuvânt al retelei de comunitati indigene Defenders of the Land), Humberto Galindez (membru al Asamblea Socio Ambiental de Catamarca împotriva megaminelor din Argentina) si activisti din Grecia si Peru.

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Save Rosia Montana activists deliver gold coffin to the prestigious European Gold Forum in Zurich

2013, April, 17th – Today, during the European Gold Forum taking place in Zurich, Switzerland, 20 Romanian members of Save Rosia Montana Campaign protested against the dirty gold mining business. Gabriel Resources, the Canadian company who wants to mine Rosia Montana for gold, was one of the contested participants at the event. The activists boycotted the conference of the gold mining industry and sent a strong message to Gabriel Resources: the struggle against the mining project in Rosia Montana, Romania will never surrender.

The activists came to protest all the way from Romania to expose the dirty corporate practices in Rosia Montana, the village where Gabriel Resources wants to build the largest open cast gold mine in Europe. The European Gold Forum is taking place between 16th and 18th of April in Zurich, one of the most important centers in the gold global commerce, more than a third of the total global gold production being traded here. Additionally, 50% of all world’s traded gold is physically transported through Switzerland, where 5 out of 11 the most important gold refineries are located.

Organized as a funeral convoy and wearing golden masks, the protesters interrupted the meeting of the mining companies, bringing to public attention the reality of how Gabriel Resources is displacing families from their land and is digging out dead people from their graves in Rosia Montana. All this in the search for profit, violating human rights and disrespecting legislation in place. The Romanians delivered the Canadian company a golden coffin with the message “Gabriel, RIC – rest in cyanide!”, as a reference to Gabriel Resources’ plan to use cyanide in the gold processing technology.

During the action, the activists displayed several banners showing messages such as “Rosia Montana will not be destroyed for Gold Mining”, “Stop gold mining!” or “Save Rosia Montana”. They also exposed photographs revealing empty graves from Rosia Montana, left behind by Gabriel Resources. The dirty actions that Gabriel Resources is taking in the pursuit for gold: violation of human rights, cyanide poisoning, displacement of families from their land, digging out dead people from the graves, destruction of environment and cultural heritage.

“The gold forum happening these days in Zurich is not by chance. All the mining companies came here in one of the world’s gold trading capitals to plan the future of their dirty businesses in a quiet atmosphere. We came to Zurich expose the abusive practices that Gabriel Resources is taking in Rosia Montana in the name of profit to all mining companies, their investors and Swiss people and send the message that we will not give up fighting for our rights to land, healthy environment and freedom of expression.”, declared Bogdan Buta, one of the protesters.

Save Rosia Montana Campaign is the convergence between the local opposition in Rosia Montana, manifested in the Alburnus Maior association, and activists across entire Romania. We struggle since 13 years against what is planned to be the biggest open cast gold mine in Europe, the mining project proposed by the Canadian company Gabriel Resources. Save Rosia Montana Campaign opposes this unprecedented project, based on social, environmental, cultural and economical grounds.

The action today is one from a series of events meant to bring out the voice of the movements around the world against mining projects. During the European Gold Forum, on the 17th of April, a public demonstration will take place in front of the Park Hyatt from Zurich in solidarity with Rosia Montana and the struggles in Greece (Halkidiki), Argentina (Catamarca), Columbia and Peru. Later in the evening, there will be an open assembly where there are expected to participate Arthur Manuel (Chief of the Indigenous Network on Economy and Trade and spokesperson for Defenders of the Land and Idle no More), Humberto Galindez (lawyer and member of Asamblea Socioambiental de Catamarca, Argentina) and activists from Greece, Peru and Colombia.

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