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Helenej
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:40:42 PM

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
President John F Kennedy


For over a month the residents of the town of Volokolamsk just outside Mosсow have been protesting demanding the closure of the nearby nine-storey-high landfill. On March 7, the town authorities declared a temporary state of emergency, saying the level of hydrogen sulphide in the air was recorded as 2.5 times higher and the level of nitric oxide was double usual levels because of a gas leak at the landfill. On March 21, dozens of local schoolchildren were hospitalized after they felt extremely sick following another leak of noxious gas from the landfill.

Watch how the town residents “greet” the town mayor and the governor of Moscow region. It was a narrow escape from being lynched, wasn’t it? (In the first video a man says, “If my grandson dies, I’ll shove your glasses into your ass.”)
The mayor
The governor of Moscow region

Listen to an angry speaker at the meeting (watch from 2:04).
Angry speaker
“Shame on them! They are worth nothing. They are going to repeat the same things and avoid our questions. They are going to drive in their Maseratis while we are all dying. I am ashamed of such authorities. I am ashamed that we, people, have allowed them to take power. Do not tolerate them anymore. As long as we are united, no one will defeat us. Our grandfathers fought and killed the fasсists with their bare hands. And we’ve made a big mistake. We’ve allowed them to take power. To hell with those authorities. I refuse to recognize them. Vova, you took our future. Leave us the air at least. Let us breathe. To hell with those authorities.”

The police clear the road so that loaded garbage trucks can pass to the landfill.
police

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 4:46:22 AM

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Yes - this sort of thing, for the sake of profit and "efficiency" or whatever, is despicable.

A (true) democracy is a "peaceful revolution" every few years - but, even so, if an elected official just isn't making it there needs to be provision for the people to force a new election.

Elected officials are Civil Servants - they are servants of the people.
The people have the right to sack a servant who just can't do the job correctly, or refuses to.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Helenej
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 12:42:44 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Elected officials are Civil Servants - they are servants of the people. The people have the right to sack a servant who just can't do the job correctly, or refuses to.

The town mayor was dismissed from his job a couple of days ago but it was only done to blow off some steam. He was replaced by another member of the same Russia’s biggest political party United Russia headed by the Prime Minister. Nothing is going to be changed as the garbage business is owned by people related to Russia’s Prosecutor General, the Defence Minister and the mayor of Moscow, which are all “servants of the people”. The garbage business in the Moscow region generates millions of dollars. What the authorities are going to do is to suggest to start new landfills in other places in the Moscow region, this way pitting people against each other.
Helenej
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:11:52 AM

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Another hot spot, in Kemerovo, Siberia, could become fire if it weren’t for the riot police surrounding the square.

Today's rally in Kemerovo

Bloomberg's vision
Helenej
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 6:06:48 AM

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And Russia’s authorities seem to feel that a violent revolution is in the air.

The fire in Kemerovo lasted for twelve hours but the governor of the Kemerovo oblast refused to arrive at the fire scene under the pretext that his motorcade would have prevented the rescue operation. Couldn’t he have walked three hundred meters?

Neither the governor nor Putin ventured addressing and talking to the relatives of the dead children and thousands of the city residents who gathered in the central square. What Putin did is he laid flowers to the improvised memorial to the children, but early in the morning and in the previously cleared square, - just to make a good picture for the media.

Putin lays flowers in the deserted square - video



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