Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron! Letter to the Guardian from Campaign Secretary

: November 03, 2015
Press release /

Dear Sir/Madam   Following the much publicised and criticised recent visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the British government is now preparing to meet and greet Nursultan Nazarbayev, the leader of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev, like Xi Jinping has no regard for human rights. Opponents of his regime are ruthlessly dealt with. He is a dictator in [...]

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

: October 01, 2015
Appeals, Articles /

Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives Elizabeth Clarke On Monday 28 September, Berik Zhakiparov from Zhezkazgan was joined by socialists and trade unionists outside the London offices of KazMinerals plc. The company dominates his home city in Kazakhstan. It exploits tens of thousands of workers in its copper mines, [...]

Protest against the victimization of workers and activists

: September 28, 2015
Appeals /

On Monday 28 September 2015 at 4pm, a protest will take place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals Plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of their workers and the victimisation of activists. 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL   A letter has been sent to the Directors including the Chairman Vladimir Kim deploring [...]

Kazakhstan’s presidential election -and the need to build a workers’ movement

: April 22, 2015
Articles /

Having been in power since 1989, Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan proposed in the spring to bring the 2016 presidential election forward. Needless to say, the puppet parliament approved the proposal and announced an election will be held on April 26th. Last week the list of 3 candidates eligible to stand in the election was [...]

Report from Day one of housing protest in Astana

: April 09, 2015
Articles /

7 April 2015   Today, activists of the ONJ – the organisation known as ‘Leave the People’s Homes Alone’ – from various regions of the country, have been trying to get a meeting with the candidate for the post of president, namely Nazarbayev. All entrances to the President’s office and the House of Ministers were blocked [...]