Kazakhstan:The freeing of Vadim Kuramshin

Kazakhstan:The freeing of Vadim Kuramshin

Result of massive international campaign of solidarity Statement by Ainur Kurmanov, Socialist Movement, Kazakhstan Today, August 28, Vadim Kuramshin was released from the courtroom in Taraz after the jury’s verdict was announced. The human rights activist was found guilty of only one misdemeanour – “arbitrariness” (under article 327 of the […]

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

Sensational murder trial of princeling wife hides more than it reveals Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info At her one-day trial on 8 August, Gu Kailai, the wife of former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) high-flyer Bo Xilai, confessed to poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood with cyanide at a Chongqing hotel last November. Bo […]

Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth Manny Thain, from an edited version of an article in Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, CWI England and Wales) The 2012 Olympic Games, held in London, will start with the ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Friday 27 July, watched by an […]

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault […]

Russia:“Pussy riot” – made into scapegoats by revengeful Putin

Russia:“Pussy riot” – made into scapegoats by revengeful Putin

Public support growing for punk group! Rob Jones Moscow It would have been difficult to predict a year ago that a group of “third generation feminist punk rockers” calling themselves “Pussy riot” and dressed in brightly colored balaclavas and wooly stockings would not only become a symbol of the rapidly […]