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Georgia on My Mind.

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[T]housands of Georgians took to the streets of the country‚Äôs capital Tbilisi for two days of protests, waving EU flags and facing down riot police armed with water cannons and tear gas. The contentious [now withdrawn] legislation would have required all organizations that receive more than 20 percent of their funding from abroad to register as foreign agents. The Georgian law was widely viewed as inspired by Vladimir Putin…

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SING IT.

Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through
As you march toward
Your place in the EU

I said Georgia
Georgia, what joy I find
Freedom’s old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Other arms reach out to you
Other eyes lie viciously
Still in peaceful crowds I see
The road leads back to you

Margaret Soltan, March 10, 2023 11:50AM
Posted in: heroes, heroines

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2 Responses to “Georgia on My Mind.”

  1. Dmitry Says:

    Do you think protests in the States will overturn its own laws on Foreign Agents?
    https://www.cov.com/en/news-and-insights/insights/2018/01/the-foreign-agents-registration-act-fara

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Dmitry: Thanks for linking to this – I read Covington’s updated summary of foreign agent rules, and they seem to have little to do with the sweeping percentage-based, paranoid mandates coming from Putin. As for any concerted opposition forming itself in this country against a hopelessly convoluted bureaucratic brain twister: no chance.

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