By Clara Weiss, May 30, 2012
Following a ferocious police intervention ending in the deaths of 16 striking oil workers in the city of Zhanaozen on December 16, a court has sentenced 11 workers in Kazakhstan.
By Clara Weiss, April 27, 2012
More than three dozen workers and political activists have been put on trial following a brutal intervention by police on December 16 in the Kazakh city Zhanaozen, which left at least 17 striking oil workers dead and hundreds wounded.
By Clara Weiss, January 27, 2012
On January 15, Kazakhstan held its parliamentary elections amid rising social tensions.
By David Firestone, December 19, 2011
A public commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of Kazakhstan independence on Friday in the town of Zhanaozen, located 60 kilometers from the shore of the Caspian Sea, turned into a violent police attack on striking oil workers.
By John Chan, June 22, 2011
Ten years after its formation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is emerging as a potential rival bloc to the US and its European allies.
By Tom Peters, September 18, 2010
Today’s parliamentary election is yet another repudiation of the claim that the US-led invasion of the country was intended to produce a democratic government.
By Niall Green, September 16, 2010
In an expression of the deep political instability wracking Kygryzstan, fueled by great power rivalries in the region, an international policing mission scheduled to deploy in the country’s south was postponed on September 2.
By James Cogan, September 8, 2010
The call for more troops is calculated to increase political pressure on various European governments, and non-NATO US allies such as Australia, to boost their contributions to the occupation of Afghanistan.
By Tom Peters, September 2, 2010
Over the past four months, checkpoints have been established at all the main routes into the city, and thousands of tall concrete blast walls have been installed around police stations and government buildings.
By James Cogan, August 30, 2010
Leaks over the past week have revealed that members of the Afghan government headed by President Hamid Karzai are paid agents of the CIA.
By Alex Lantier, July 27, 2010
Nearly 92,000 military documents posted on the Internet by the WikiLeaks web site paint a devastating picture of US-NATO imperialist atrocities in Afghanistan.
By Bill Van Auken, July 27, 2010
The tens of thousands of documents posted online by WikiLeaks have provided a detailed, documentary portrait of the criminal war being waged by the Obama administration.