Rosia Montana (RO): International Reclaim the Fields camp joins Rosia Montana against the new Romanian expropriation law

Local opposition to the gold mining project emerged
almost immediately in the year 2000 when the project
was announced by Canadian company Gabriel Resources.
Resistance to the plan has since spread across Romania.
Over 10 years of resistance, Alburnus Maior, through the
Rosia Montana Campaign has successfully mobilized thousands
of people and has so far kept the project from being carried out.

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Romania: Some Impressions from the first Squat “Rebil” in Romania

On Friday the 6th of July a group of anarchists squatted an old “cinema” building in the city of Iasi, close to the ukrainian/moldavien borders. This first Romanian squat is named “Rebil” as an anagram for “liber” meaning free in Romanian.
Since 4 (?) years the building in the center of Iasi is abandond, belonging to the Ministry of Culture and Cults (means the orthodox and catholic churches), at the same time under the maintainance of RADEF (Autonomous Society for Movie Distribution and Commercialization), both situated in Bucharest.
In 2007 the ministry announced a new law, which supports the selling out of the state cinema spaces to private businesses under the direction of using it for “somekind of art or cultural event”. RADEF announced that under this law it will probably dissolve itself by the end of 2007.

At the time of squatting people had the information that there are two cases in court claiming for the right to use the building.
One, in court since 12 years, is between the ministry and the orthodox priest Merticarie, who claims that the building was originally builded on the grounds of the church. [Read More]