Mass privatisations started in 1994 and it took them four years to
privatise allmost all main industries, oil and gas. More than 300 mines
were taken over by transnational corporations from the West, more than
90 per cent of the natural resources, most metal factories etc.
Jagadish Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (Nava Samajavaadi Paryaya -
the CWI’s section in India) spoke about the struggle against
privatisation in India in an interview with Offensiv (newspaper of the
Swedish section of the CWI) during the Eighth World Congress of the CWI.
In April this year 10 million public...
The horrific bombings at the nightclubs in Bali have left up to 300
Australians dead, the biggest toll since the 500+ killed in the Vietnam
War. The victims were overwhelmingly young people, mainly working class
youth on end of season football tours or once-in-a-lifetime holidays.
The victims also include the many...
The terrifying carnage which ripped through the Sari nightclub at Kuta
beach in Bali, Indonesia, has shocked working people and youth
internationally. Hundreds have been left maimed and injured as the death
toll rose to nearly 200 (at the time of writing) during Saturday night
and Sunday. Amongst the dead were young...
THIRTEEN DEMONSTRATORS were arrested on 30 September, including the
general secretary of the left-nationalist National Awami Party (NAP),
when police baton-charged and tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration
protesting against the extension of the Mangla dam in Pakistani occupied
Kashmir (PoK), which will make over 100,000...
In the Central Asia republics, national and local power as remained in
the hands of the former party elite, and with the exception of Kyrgizia,
the president is the former communist party [former ruling party] first
secretary. Once the USSR broke up, these people ditched the idea of
socialism very quickly and instead of...
At a special court hearing last Friday, a criminal court judge in
Karaganda, Kazakhstan, suddenly decided that there were "no legal
grounds" for holding workers’ leader, Saken Zhanusev, on remand (i.e. in
prison) until his trial, which could be months away.
From August 14-19, a delegation of comrades from the United Socialist
Party (USP) of Sri Lanka made an historic visit to Jaffna via Vavuniya.
This follows a recent ceasefire between LTTE (Tamil Tigers) forces,
fighting for a homeland, and the Sri Lankan armed forces.
Four activists from the Karaganda Confederation of Free Trade Unions in
Kazakhstan are currently under arrest and are facing serious charges.
This is a continuation of the type of repression doled out to worker
activists who are building an independent class opposition to the
authoritarian rule of gangster-capitalist...
There has been a big stepping up of repression against the Workers
Movement of Kazakhstan, a major working-class organisation. Criminal
charges have been lodged against four members of its executive Saken and
Ramil Dzhunosov, Ramil Mengazov and Sergei Popov.