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Text of the Autonomous Struggle Meeting, about the case of the Acheloos river diversion and the operation of the hydroelectric dam in Mesochora village.

The operation of the hydroelectric dam in Mesochora village and the hydroelectric factory nearby, will be responsible for the destruction of Acheloos river, while the diversion of the river will cause major disasters for both natures and the human communities around there, as large areas will sink into mud, biotopes will disappear and houses will be evacuated from the so called Public Power Corporation, so that the dam and the factory can be put into operation.

Following the policy of previous governments, the “left wing” government of Syriza continues to promote the interests of private companies, giving the green light to the operation of the dam. There is a plan on privatization of the social resources (like water) and their exploitation by large companies. The Acheloos dam is a part of it, as the state continuing wastes huge amounts of social wealth for the construction and the maintenance of dams and factories that have devastating effects on the environment and society, and which will be given to individuals for their own profit. Read the rest of this entry »

Autonomous meeting of struggle at Acheloos river for the 7th consecutive year in Mesochora Trikala, August 13-17 2014Autonomous meeting of struggle at Acheloos river for the 7th consecutive year in Mesochora Trikala, August 13-17 2014

Camping on the riverbank, speeches, open assemblies, video projections and reports from struggles for nature, river tours and hiking on the Pindos mountain range

Wednesday, August 13th 9 pm,
Video projection in the central plaza of Mesochora about  Acheloos and the struggle against its plundering and destruction

Sunday, August 17th 11 am,
Gathering in the village square and marching to the dam

Against green development, the dams and the rerouting of the river

From Acheloos to Northeast Chalkidiki, struggle for land and freedom Read the rest of this entry »

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