By David Levine, 22 April 2020
Hospital workers demanded that the city’s chief public health officer, who accused medical workers of being responsible for the spread of the virus, be removed from office.
By David Levine, 20 February 2020
The inter-ethnic violence affected predominantly Dungan villages in the southeast of Kazakhstan.
By David Levine and Clara Weiss, 30 March 2019
The crisis in Kazakhstan is a result of the resurgence of working-class struggles and the escalating war drive by US imperialism against Russia and China.
By Robert Stevens, 30 August 2014
Former prime minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair is the go-to man for advice to all manner of blood-soaked dictators.
By Clara Weiss, 3 March 2014
The national bank devalued Kazakhstan’s currency by 18.9 percent against the US dollar without warning, cutting the purchasing power of workers by almost one fifth.
By Adam Soroka, 16 July 2013
In late June, President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed into law a pension reform bill that will raise the retirement age and increase workers’ contributions.
By Clara Weiss, 30 May 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, 27 April 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, 27 January 2012
On January 15, Kazakhstan held its parliamentary elections amid rising social tensions.
By David Firestone, 19 December 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.