Direct Action Gets the Goods: Chevron Suspends in Romania
Chevron has suspended exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania after hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.
Chevron won approval to drill exploratory wells in the town of Pungesti, but halted work for a second time Saturday after residents blocked access to the site.
Hundreds of riot police couldn’t prevent residents from demolishing fences and breaking into the site. Dozens were detained and 14 were charged with destruction of property and carrying knives.
Chevron said it had suspended work “as a result of unsafe conditions” and informed police of destruction to its property.
Thousands of people have rallied across Romania in recent months to protest against government support for shale gas exploration. Chevron had resumed work at the site on Dec. 2.
Marxism is a method that is relevant and can be applied, not universally, but as a specific practical framework for understanding the circulation of commodities and capital as an economic force that organizes society as such.
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This is my friend Sergio Quintero. Not too long ago, he was attacked outside of a punk show in LA. He did nothing to provoke the group of men who attacked him. He was targeted simply for being queer. We started a fundrazr account to try to raise enough money for his medical care, but we’ve got a really short amount of time to raise the money. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. If you have nothing to give, please reblog and signal boost this post.
Doctors at the ER told him he needs surgery as soon as possible. However, Sergio does not have health insurance or $3000 required to pay for the procedure. The doctors say if he waits longer than a few weeks the damage to his jaw and mouth will be irreparable. Some of his teeth are loose already and he may lose one or more of them permanently if he does not receive treatment ASAP. The cutoff date is December 23rd.
He needs all the help he can get. Thanks!
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“I ask how (the emergency room nurse) would describe the typical case she sees in the ER. She replies, “Amputees up to the waist. No arms. No legs. No genitals. Age 21 or 22. We cry.”
"I was startled myself by the response of the medical caregivers in these emergency situations who were so close to the breaking point and almost everyone in the field hospital just wept when I was talking to them, they were just falling apart," she told Antiwar. “I am an EMT myself so I’ve worked in emergency situations, and I was surprised to what was happening to the doctors.”
demo version of “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
recorded July 1965