Friday, September 21, 2012

Podcast recommendation on Rosia Montana

This is a good podcast from the BBC about the Rosia Montana gold mine controversy

Seems pretty fair and even handed to me.  I think Eugen David (sp?) is my favourite character in the story.  Romanian peasant who's watched and learned about protesting from anarchists, anti-globalisation activists and various others.  Superb stuff.

Though, I think the hilarity line is well and truly crossed when the former finance minister  basically says that politicians in Romania can't do anything positive for the country because everybody will suspect them of corruption and of lining their own pockets. A fantastic example of circular logic, which is rammed home when he then is revealed to now be working for the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation.