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19 January 2022
In the following extract, Igor Ushakov, who serves on the Almaty editorial board of the left-wing online magazine Krasnaya Yurt, explains the events on 4-5 January in the Kazakhstan city of Almaty, where a working-class uprising against the regime took place.
12 January 2022
Kazakh state forces, backed by Russian paratroops, are enforcing a military grip in Almaty
12 January 2022
It's clear that the Kazakhstan government is feeling the heat following international coverage of the protests and repression there
12 July 2021
The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) has received from a group of left activists in Kazakhstan known as 'Red Yurt' an account of a vicious attack on a demonstration in Almaty and an appeal for solidarity.
8 February 2017
The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.
19 December 2016
The anniversary on Friday 16th December of the Zhanaozen massacre in Kazakhstan in 2011 was marked around the world by protests to embassies and within Kazakhstan itself by groups of activists coming onto the squares and being surrounded by anxious police
27 May 2016
Protesters from Campaign Kazakhstan and the Socialist Party delivered a letter to the Kazakhstan embassy in London condemning the actions of the Nazarbeyev regime
25 May 2016
Hundreds and thousands of people - young and old - set out to join countrywide protests on 21 May against Kazakhstan's vicious Nazarbayev regime. They were met with an enormous police operation to prevent them reaching the squares for the demonstrations. But, "the people have awoken!" as one campaigner put it.
30 March 2016
On 10 March, MEPs in Strasbourg agreed a condemnation of the Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev regime's treatment of political prisoners
11 November 2015
Featured letter - 'British values': Following the much-publicised and criticised recent visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the British government is greeting Kazakhstan's leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. He is a dictator in all but name.
30 September 2015
On 28 September a protest took place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of that company's workers and its victimisation of activists.
29 September 2015
On Monday 28 September a protest took place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of their workers and the victimisation of activists
9 July 2014
Capita idea: Big business continues to gorge on the public services honey pot, courtesy of the government's privatisation programme
5 June 2014
The human rights lawyer Vadim Kuramshin in Kazakhstan has announced an indefinite hunger strike in protest at the cruel treatment he is suffering in prison.
18 September 2013
Imprisoned human rights lawyer, Vadim Kuramshim, has been awarded the 2013 Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Prize, the "oldest and most prestigious award given to a lawyer in the world"
4 July 2013
The following letter has been printed in the Guardian. It responds to an article about prime minister David Cameron's trade deals with the repressive regime in Kazakhstan
29 May 2013
On 22 May police, in a dawn raid, entered houses and hostels in Astana where housing justice protesters from across Kazakhstan were being accommodated, writes CWI reporters.
23 May 2013
Police raids were carried out yesterday on houses and hostels in Astana, where housing justice protesters from across Kazakhstan were being accommodated
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