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2008-06-16
Lecturers Fired from Telavi University as Political Payback
On the next day of the Parliamentary Elections on 21 May 2008 lecturers supporting the opposition parties were fired from the Telavi University. Hamlet Razmadze, the head of the University Administration, stated that Neli Tskitishvili, associated professor and head of the Rector’s Office, Archil Jorjadze, and the coordinator of the Legal Faculty resigned at their own initiative.

2008-06-16
Fired Georgia Teachers and Political Repression over Parliamentary Elections
Teachers reported the case of  director of a Public School who continues to insults those whom she considered to have supported opposition parties in the recent parliamentary elections; and if any on them would even dare to stand up to the recriminations, she merely spits on them. And if that is not bad enough, she then questions their state of mental health, requiring them to provide proof from a mental hospital that they are fit to perform their duties in the classroom.

2008-06-13
Nobody Cares about Employees’ Rights in Georgia
The State Protects Employers

Georgia has ratified various international conventions for protecting labor rights. However, the rights of employees continue to be violated in Georgia. Experts consider that in the past the state protected employers in secret but now the interests of employers are openly preserved.

2008-06-12
Kutaisi-2nd Georgian Capital
During pre-election campaign the Georgian president stated Kutaisi will be the second capital when he was visiting the city. He also made many other promises to local; he claimed that Kutaisi will gain back its old beauty; many institutions will be opened where a lot of people will be employed, etc. Mikheil Saakshvili, in order to make his promises more convincing, directly stated three center-based agencies will be transferred to Kutaisi, and that is just for the beginning.

2008-06-12
Wretched Poverty and Getting Worst
Increased price on petrol will cause a rise in consumer prices

The minimal salary in the country is 115 GEL. One sack of wheat flour now costs 55 GEL and price on food products and petrol are increasing on a daily basis.

“When a shop-assistant requested 70 tetril for a small loaf of bread I nearly went crazy. I have a large family and we need at least four loaves of bread each day. And we cannot eat only bread,” said Leila Kapanadze, a resident of Akhaltsikhe.

2008-06-10
History of Arrears
“I am not requesting anything special. I just want them to pay our arrears and treat us as human beings. It is shameful to beg for our salaries for such a long time in the country, and at a time when the government is making claims each and every day that unemployment crisis will be eradicated and new jobs will be created. It is unfair, nothing more,” explained Naili Khvadagiani.

2008-06-10
Worked-over: Mamuka Kvaratskhelia - Did Political Views Gets Him Beaten?
Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, UEFA In spite of the fact that those who carried out the assault were demanding money, Mamuka Kvaratskhelia is almost certain sure that he was beaten for attending the May 26 demonstration.

2008-06-09
Socially Excluded Seek to Escape Poverty, “One Fine Day”
The number of people living below the official poverty level has dramatically taken an increase in the same country where the government claims to have unleashed a never-ending war against poverty. Many promises have been made but again people have been deceived (especially in light of the many pre-election promises that the National party made to get votes). Jobs were promised as well as finding solution for many other pressing social problems.

2008-06-06
Deconstructed in Secret, “Old Tbilisi”
Although Georgian Ministry of Culture and Old Tbilisi State administration protested, Tbilisi City Hall passed legislation that gives permission for the demolishment of the building in Old Tbilisi. Is it necessary to tear down the building on the corner of Tabidze and Leonidze Street, at such time as if the City Hall “ordered” to destroy the house? Why certain people do not want Old Tbilisi to be inserted on the UNESCO Heritage List?

2008-06-05
Subscribers against Energo-Pro Georgia
Who Will Pay 18 000 GEL?

Residents of the village of Akhalabastumani in Zugdidi district are protesting in front of the District Administration building time-to-time. They are demanding to be supplied with electricity. Nearly 150 subscribers have been living without light for ten days already. According to the report drawn up by the Western Georgia’s Supervision Service Department of the Energo-Pro Georgia the debt of the people has amounted to 18, 000 GEL. The subscribers do not intend to pay the debt. They plan to take their concerns to the court against the company.

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