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‘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. 

Tkibuli miner self-harms in director’s office over salary cut

The miner said his salary had been cut from $290 to $97 per month after he was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.

Tkibuli miner self-harms in director’s office over salary cut

The miner said his salary had been cut from $290 to $97 per month after he was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.

Tkibuli miners demand safety guarantees after surviving accident ‘by pure luck’

Miners refused to work on Wednesday after a lift malfunction left them in fear for their lives. 

Tkibuli miners demand safety guarantees after surviving accident ‘by pure luck’

Miners refused to work on Wednesday after a lift malfunction left them in fear for their lives. 

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

By Lana Kokaia

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

Residents of Shukruti blockade mine demanding compensation for damaged homes

Residents of the west-Georgian village report cracks in the walls of their houses as a result of mining operations.

Residents of Shukruti blockade mine demanding compensation for damaged homes

Residents of the west-Georgian village report cracks in the walls of their houses as a result of mining operations.

Armenian authorities open criminal investigation into toxic mining spill 

The spill on 17 October turned the River Voghji in southern Armenia’s Syunik Province a milky white colour.

Armenian authorities open criminal investigation into toxic mining spill 

The spill on 17 October turned the River Voghji in southern Armenia’s Syunik Province a milky white colour.

Human Rights Watch calls on Georgia’s government to end dangerous mining practices

The international rights group said workers’ lives were being put at risk in order to meet production quotas.

Human Rights Watch calls on Georgia’s government to end dangerous mining practices

The international rights group said workers’ lives were being put at risk in order to meet production quotas.

Pashinyan gives Amulsar mine the go-ahead despite critical environmental report

The report said the environmental assessment carried out by mining company Lydian was ‘unreliable’ and ‘misleading’.

Pashinyan gives Amulsar mine the go-ahead despite critical environmental report

The report said the environmental assessment carried out by mining company Lydian was ‘unreliable’ and ‘misleading’.

Speaking up through sewn lips: a wildcat strike in Chiatura

After starting an unsanctioned strike, miners in Chiatura stitched their lips together to demonstrate the cost of their hazardous occupations.

Speaking up through sewn lips: a wildcat strike in Chiatura

By Dato Parulava

After starting an unsanctioned strike, miners in Chiatura stitched their lips together to demonstrate the cost of their hazardous occupations.

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