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Were Russians Beaten for Defending a Forest?

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The Khimki Forest affair captivates a country tired of sprawl and unexplained violence.Since 2008, locals who have protested the transformation of their city have been systematically intimidated, arrested and beaten. One was left brain damaged. Another re

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chris b (2474)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 1:01 am
No doubt protest in Russia is dealt with by those that would have their political or profiteering way Much the same as the UK police kill people caught up in either demonstrations or their paranoid pursuit of terrorists who turned out to be an innocent "foreign" looking Brazilian! So too the thugs of the US Republican right, beating protesters to silence their protests! It's a very uncivilised world we inhabit!

Michael Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 2:24 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 4:45 am
thanks Cal, noted

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 1:25 pm
Before the fall of Russia people were bullied and abused by the KGB. Now, it is the mafia! As for companies who want to build, well, we all know that profits are the be all and end all and that the environment and the people are not considered.

Bette M (91)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 1:26 pm
"God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease,
avalanches, and a thousand tempests
and floods. But he cannot save
them from fools."
John Muir......
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Plant & protect Danny's Trees for.......Life.................

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Wednesday November 17, 2010, 3:57 pm
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