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1 month ago
TAKE ACTION NOW! FREE RUSSIAN ENVIRONMETALIST EVGENY VITISHKO!
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A Russian environmental activist is sentenced to 3 years in a penal colony on fabricated charges. His 'crime'? Revealing illegal building in a national forest and speaking openly about the environmental impact of Sochi Olympic Games' construction.
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1 month ago

A Russian environmental activist is sentenced to 3 years in a penal colony on fabricated charges. His 'crime'? Revealing illegal building in a national forest and speaking openly about the environmental impact of Sochi Olympic Games' construction.

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In today Russia, similar to Soviet times, it is enough to speak unpleasant truth to go to jail. Even if this truth is about protecting the environment for us and our children.

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Thousands of visitors from the whole world came to enjoy the Sochi Winter Olymypics, but few people gave a thought to what remained after the Games. People in Russia ask the AVAAZ community to stand with Vitishko to protect our right to speak openly and to preserve our natural heritage.

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My comment on the News Item: a Reminder of the Facts
1 month ago

Free Evgeny Vitishko!
'His 'crime'? Revealing illegal building in a national forest and speaking openly about the environmental impact of Sochi Olympic Games' construction.'
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Re-posted in the Group "Bloody Olympics".
Invitation to all, to join the group!
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People have a hard time realizing the NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT of Big Sports -
whether it's the Olympics, FIFA {World Cup Soccer}, or building those huge Sports Stadiums.
Pristine Nature is devastated {as in Sochi};
Vital Animal Habitat is destroyed {and Bird Territory};
Housing {for the Poor, never for the Rich!} is DEMOLISHED to make way for Tourist traps;
often huge, unnecessary buildings are erected, which after the Games are over, stand useless and unused;
"Stray" animals are rounded up and often killed {again, as in Sochi} to make things "nice" for the expected Tourists;
not to mention Homeless People somehow rounded up, maybe jailed, just to keep them out-of-sight;
and, for all this, TAXPAYERS PAY and get NOTHING from it. Cities are often BANKRUPTED. Only the already-Wealthy get even Wealthier, it is structured that way!
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It is time to blow the Whistle on ALL out-of-control Big Sports and their devastating impact, on Human and on Animal lives!
Vitishko is a true Hero and Martyr for the Environment...

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