ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΜΕΤΑΛΛΕΥΤΙΚΩΝ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΩΝ

ΕΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΟ το άρθρο του Γιάννη Μπαμπούλια για το Αγγλικό περιοδικό VICE. Για άλλη μια φορά, πάλι καλά που υπάρχουν και τα ξένα μέσα…


A torched truck at the Skouries forest gold mine.

Last Sunday, 50 masked men armed with Molotov cocktails stormed a gold mine in northern Greece. After torching bulldozers, trucks and portacabins belonging to Canadian mining company El Dorado and its Greek subsidiary Hellenic Gold, the group used tree trunks to block police and firefighters from reaching the site. If all that destruction of machinery and reliance on the bountiful gifts of Mother Nature for protection sounds like the work of an incensed rattan basket of eco-campaigners, that’s because it was. In fact, it was just one of many recent moments of drama unfolding around the opening of a gold mining site in Skouries, one of the oldest forests in Greece.

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