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Mine entrance blocked near Shukruti in renewed protest against Georgian Manganese

The residents of Shukruti demand adequate compensation for the destruction of their village.

Mine entrance blocked near Shukruti in renewed protest against Georgian Manganese

The residents of Shukruti demand adequate compensation for the destruction of their village.

Azerbaijani police lock down village after environmental protests

Entry and exit to the village of Soyudlu has been blocked since Wednesday, where protesters were violently dispersed and detained. 

Azerbaijani police lock down village after environmental protests

Entry and exit to the village of Soyudlu has been blocked since Wednesday, where protesters were violently dispersed and detained. 

In pictures | Portrait of a mass hunger strike

Angry over increasingly harsh working conditions, ten mine workers in central Georgia have gone on hunger strike.

In pictures | Portrait of a mass hunger strike

Angry over increasingly harsh working conditions, ten mine workers in central Georgia have gone on hunger strike.

‘Thousands’ of miners go on strike in Chiatura

A reported 3,000 workers are on strike over pay, ecological damage, and what workers say are dangerous new conditions being pushed by the company.

‘Thousands’ of miners go on strike in Chiatura

A reported 3,000 workers are on strike over pay, ecological damage, and what workers say are dangerous new conditions being pushed by the company.

A Georgian village falls through the cracks

In the Georgian mining community of Chiatura, one village is literally falling through cracks in the ground. 

A Georgian village falls through the cracks

By Mariam Nikuradze

In the Georgian mining community of Chiatura, one village is literally falling through cracks in the ground. 

One dead and eight injured in Tkibuli mine explosion 

Preliminary findings by the Labor Inspection Office found two violations of worker safety rules, including excess levels of methane gas.

One dead and eight injured in Tkibuli mine explosion 

Preliminary findings by the Labor Inspection Office found two violations of worker safety rules, including excess levels of methane gas.

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

‘We all have bronchitis’ — the blackened lungs of Georgia’s coal miners

The mines in Tkibuli deny that any employees have job-related illnesses; the miners themselves tell a different story. 

‘We all have bronchitis’ — the blackened lungs of Georgia’s coal miners

By Lana Kokaia

The mines in Tkibuli deny that any employees have job-related illnesses; the miners themselves tell a different story. 

Protesters, police, and private security clash at Armenia’s Amulsar Mine

The clashes erupted after private security removed several cabins built by protestors near the mine. 

Protesters, police, and private security clash at Armenia’s Amulsar Mine

The clashes erupted after private security removed several cabins built by protestors near the mine.