For the last twenty five years people of Artvin, a border town between Georgia and Turkey, have been resisting against gold and copper mines. During these twenty five years, the resistance of Artvin has defeated two Canadian mine companies and sent them back home. Unfortunately, this legendary resistance is now under attack by not just … Continue reading Hands off Artvin
Cengiz Holding is planning to open a gold mine in Cerattepe, Artvin. This mine will destroy one of the world’s most precious natural forest and it will danger life in Artvin. According to scientific reports, after the mine people of Artvin will have to move as all the water resources and the land will be … Continue reading gold mine in Artvin
Now I´m back in Sweden after three month in Georgia. It has been a wonderful and instructive time, and I hope that the cooperation will continue in the future. Together we have got to know each other and our different kind of struggles, methods and visions for the future.
In week 44 the Georgian Young Greens held the annual regional meeting with participants from the Southern-Caucasus region. A meeting to strengthen the cooperation in the region, and to support each other in their political struggle.
Now I have started a working group for Georgian foreign policy, and we are now going to focus on EU-Georgian relations. In June 2014, the association agreement between the EU and Georgia was signed, which will have huge consequences on the Georgian society and future policies. This makes it into a very important matter to … Continue reading New working group on foreign policy
n the late 19th century, the Georgian poet Akaki Tsereteli found deposits of manganese in the area around Chiatura, which became the main industry for the town during the 20th century. It’s a history about hard work and terrible conditions in the mines, but also a history about the creation of an extensive system of … Continue reading Art Festival in Chiatura
A very important event about LGBT issues for women were held during one week in September. Together with participants from Armenia and Azerbaijan, we shared experiences and knowledge about LGBT issues. Many members held their own sessions, including me, about the situation for LGBTQ persons in Sweden. The situation in Sweden is quite different from … Continue reading Camp about LBT women
September 19-20, the Georgian Young Greens (GeYG) held Green Fest for the first time, an event with the aim to take the political discussions to the public space, to reach out to new groups and to give everyone the possibility to express themselves publicly.
Kojori, a village some half an hour outside Tbilisi, surrounded by beautiful mountains and with an old medieval fortress at a mountain top in its outskirt. Here, in a half run down house in a Soviet styled structure, members of Georgian Young Greens were summoned to discuss about the future of the organization.
Thursday, September 3, was the first time that I attended a manifestation in Tbilisi. Together with some people from the Green Youths, we went to a manifestation in support for workers’ rights, mainly in the service sector where many students and especially women are employed.