CampaignKazakhstan documents the following declaration of Socialist Movement Kazakhstan
Rallies are being planned for this Saturday, 25 February in different cities across Kazakhstan. In Zhanaozen and Almaty the main slogans are ‘Fight repression!’ and ‘For the democratic transformation of society’. Similar announcements have been made in Aktobe, Atyrau, Aktau, Karaganda and other regional centres. We, the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan (SMK) call all workers and social activists to join the protests and to take an active part in the demonstrations. We must fight for what we need.
SMK, as before, is demanding an independent investigation of the 16 – 18 December bloody massacre of workers in Zhanaozen and at Shetpe station and demanding the release of all the oil-workers and opposition activists arrested.
The most urgent demands of the moment are:
Now, more than ever, it is necessary to draw workers and social activists together on a common political platform with their own organisation. In the present situation, we intend to call all those who are ready to fight against oppression and against the slavery of capitalism to unite and join the ranks of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan!