Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

“We are not Banana Republic”: the difference between protests in Moldova and Ukraine

After mass protests sharply deteriorated in Moldova, US Ambassador James Petit invited opposition leaders to talks. Socialist leader Dodon informed the participants of the huge rally in Chisinau and said:
“If you do not mind, I’ll go and tell him in person that we are not a banana republic, we do not need to be considered here for the Papuans. What is happening now in our country, and that these oligarchs behave arrogantly, is due to the fact that they were supported by the representatives of the United States. ”
After meeting with the US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon rejoined the rally.
“I have given a clear message to the US Ambassador to Moldova: we do not support the government of oligarchs,” – socialist said.
“Those oligarchs behave arrogantly in parliament and at the street only because the US provided them with political support. West is responsible for everything that happened in our country over past six years: economic decline, social depression, a massive outflow of people abroad, unprecedented corruption in the government, theft billion, etc. etc “, – Igor Dodon said.
According to the head of socialists if the West will continue to support this government, the Western ambassadors, advisors and leaders in Brussels, Berlin and Washington would be responsible for what can happen in Moldova in the future.
Socialist leader appealed to the citizens of Moldova and called on all to go to the protest against the oligarchs in power:
“I promise you that together we’ll overthrow the oligarchs.”
Despite calls for the overthrow of the oligarchs Dodon stands for a peaceful way to resolve the crisis. He hopes that the appointment of the new government will cancel either the parliament or the Constitutional Court, and then early parliamentary elections would be held. Finally, he has subjected to veiled criticism of the position of the US Ambassador:
“Our way to understand democracy is to give the people the right to choose. We are interested to finally figure out how representative of “bastion of democracy” understands democracy in our country. I hope we will be able to see it soon in his official position “, – the leader of the Socialists concluded.

UK | Child labour revealed at heart of battery supply chain

Ten percent of cobalt produced and used by the world’s largest technology and mining companies relies on child labour and worker exploitation, a new report has claimed.

Amnesty International and the African Resources Watch (Afrewatch) said in a joint investigation that 20 percent of cobalt exported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — which produces half the world’s supply — was extracted by small-scale operations with virtually no oversight.

Medical doctor assisting anti-Maidan arrested and tortured

The Ukrainian campaign against any activists who oppose the Kiev regime goes on and on. Several thousand of political prisoners including communists, pro-Russian activists e.t.c. taken captive by SBU (State security service of Ukraine) stay at prisons without any court for months and years, bearing tortures through their incarceration. Regime persecutes everyone who dares to oppose it in any possible way. Here is an example based on facts:

On the 19th of October, 2015, Grubnik Vladimir Yurievich, a doctoral candidate of Medicine, a lecturer at Odessa National Medical University (Department of surgery) and a surgeon at Odessa Municipal clinical hospital was arrested in Odessa by force. He was an activist who participated in the events on Kulikovo Field [massacre committed by right-wing Ukrainian nationalists in Odessa where dozens of anti-Maidan activists we killed] and contributed medical aid to his comrades who suffered traumas during those events. He refused to accept the inhuman and illegal regime and after that he shared the fate of many who dared to speak up.

Mass riot in Moldova

The evening of 20 January, a riot started in the capital of Moldova.
Moldova lives in a state of internal political crisis since last summer. The country is shaken by protests against corruption and rule of a major criminal capital in alliance with radical Moldovan nationalists. The ruling coalition has stolen one billion dollars. It is an unusually large amount of money for impoverished Moldova. The leading role in protests was played by the pro-Russian parties, but recently one of the pro-European parties joined them leaving the ruling coalition out. The popularity of the regime has fallen sharply, but it continues to cling to power, despite the total loss of the support of the people.
On January 20 the ruling coalition tried to appoint a new prime minister. Opposition parties have collected a huge rally under the walls of Parliament and demanded early elections. Opposition MPs called the same in the parliament. However, the coalition has ignored all appeals. MPs from the majority hastily voted to appoint the new prime minister without the submission of the Government’s program. This is a flagrant violation of the Moldovan legislation.
On hearing this, the protesters began a spontaneous storming of the Parliament. They managed to capture part of the building and disarmed several police units. MPs from the majority run out of the building. Close to midnight, opposition leaders persuaded the people to stop the assault and continue to protest peacefully.
Regime felt in panic. They blocked public transport in the center of Chisinau, fearing if people from suburbs gather to the Parliament. They blocked oppositional TV channels in cable networks. The entire police force of the country is strapped to the capital.
Moldovan media reported that 10 people were injured in riots in the center of Chisinau – seven police officers and three civilians. One of them is Mihai Ghimpu, the leader of the Moldovan nationalists, members of the coalition.
Despite the sharp rejection of the new government by Moldovans, the Romanian Foreign Ministry called on all Moldovan politicians to support its creation. The US Ambassador to Moldova invited opposition leaders to talks to find a way out of the crisis. The leader of the Moldovan socialists answered for this proposal that the opposition’s demands remain unchanged – early parliamentary elections.