Georhioa’s Maidan brewingMon 2:47 pm Europe/London, 13 Mar 2023
Georgian Maidan: Fake it till you make it?
NED is ready to crack skulls for Democracy in Georgia, but are Georgians?
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TBILISI, GEORGIA – After several days of completely organic protests in Tbilisi, on March 9 the ruling party in the land of Kartvelians, Georgian Dream, withdrew legislation that would have compelled foreign-funded media outlets and other paragons of virtue to register as “agents of foreign influence.”
The US Embassy in Georgia celebrated the capitulation with a triumphant press release:
A day later, citing Georgian Dream’s incompatibility with “European values and principles,” a group of leading “civil society organizations” announced they were suspending cooperation with Georgia’s parliament on “open government” initiatives…
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