The above linked article to which I will lay out below is dated from August last year. I have only just found it on the internet but believe it important because it highlights the work of a new generation of environmentalists who struggle against unbelievable corruption and destructive behaviour fuelled by new capitalist greed.
“The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks.
Michel Bozgounov, BlueLink’s web designer, was one of several on-line activists who were summoned, interrogated, and advised “friendly” to refrain from blogging on environmental protests. During the conversation, which he described in his blog again, Michel saw an investigation file against himself and his blog, compiled by the National Service for Combat against the Organized Crime, one of Bulgaria’s several secret services that have inherited the notorious State Security of the former communist regime.”
As an e-network created by green activists, the BlueLink network has been pioneering the potential of the internet within Bulgaria’s dynamic environmental movement. This latest attempt to repress freedom of expression online stems from a controversial decision by the country’s Supreme Administrative Court to remove the protected status of the largest nature park in the Balkans – the Strandja Mountain. The decision has been claimed to favour the interests of a local mayor and businessman, who campaigned for hotel construction project within the park.”
Please, would all environment bloggers pile in from around the globe and support the Bulgarian environment bloggers and activists.