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central asia / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 10, 2018 19:48 by Farooq Tariq
Communists have won a landslide victory in the elections for House of Representatives of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal held in two phases on 26th November and 7th December 2017. In a parliament of 275, the elections were held for 165 seats under the first past the post system (FPTP) and the rest, 110 seats, were by proportional system. Farooq Tariq visited Nepal for four days after the election results were announced from 13/17 December 2017 and reports. read full story / add a comment
central asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday September 15, 2015 23:37 by Azmat Khan
The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals U.S. claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student. read full story / add a comment
central asia / the left / non-anarchist press Friday March 15, 2013 21:49 by Noaman G. Ali
"I just want to help children,” a voice called out in English from a clothing store in Thamel, a tourist area of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. I saw a young white woman walking out of the store, and my curiosity got the better of me. “You want to help children?” I called out. It was a dark, cold January evening and the narrow streets were lit largely from stores which had no front walls and the signs that hung over them. The woman stopped and turned around. read full story / add a comment
central asia / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 19, 2012 23:35 by Alex de Jong
After ten years of Maoist insurgency and a coup d'état by the king in 2005, the Nepali people took to the streets in April 2006, forcing the king to hand power back to the parliament. It was the end of the only Hindu kingdom in the world but only a new step in the country's continuing political crisis. The Maoist party, the UCPN(M) has entered into a crisis itself and a split has become inevitable.
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asia central / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Friday January 06, 2012 05:37 by Página /12
Los talibán se habían declarado en la víspera dispuestos a disponer de una oficina política fuera de Afganistán para negociaciones de paz, un primer paso histórico tras diez años de conflicto con el gobierno afgano y sus aliados de la OTAN. read full story / add a comment
asia centrale / lotte sindacali / appello / petizione Thursday December 22, 2011 17:55 by KRAS   image 1 image
Le autorità del Kazakhstan hanno sparato su una manifestazione di operai del petrolio in sciopero nella città occidentale di Zhanaozen. Lo sciopero di circa 1500 operai per rivendicare salari più alti e migliori condizioni di lavoro era iniziato nel mese di maggio, ma era stato vietato. I campi petroliferi del Karazhanbas, dove è scoppiata la vertenza, vengono sfruttati da una compagnia che appartiene per parte cinese alla China International Trust Investment Company e per parte kazaka alla compagnia "KazMunayGaz". read full story / add a comment
asie centrale / luttes en milieu de travail / appel / pétition Wednesday December 21, 2011 22:30 by KRAS   image 1 image
Le 16 décembre 2011 les autorités du Kazakhstan ont tirés dans Zhanaozen (une ville de l'est du Kazakhstan) sur la manifestation des travailleurs du pétrole en grève. La grève d'environ 1500 travailleurs avec des exigences de hausse des salaires et de meilleures conditions de travail a débuté en mai, mais elle a été interdite. Le gisement de pétrole des Karazhanbas, où le conflit a éclaté, est actuellement développé par la compagnie, qui appartient à l'entreprise Chinoise "China International Trust Investment Company" et la société Kazakh "KazMunayGaz". read full story / add a comment
central asia / workplace struggles / appeal / petition Wednesday December 21, 2011 22:25 by KRAS   image 1 image
The authorities in Kazakhstan have shot at a rally of striking oil workers in the West city Zhanaozen.The strike of about 1,500 workers demanding higher wages and better working conditions began in May, but was banned. The Oilfield of Karazhanbas, where conflict broke out, is being developed by the company, which belongs to the Chinese concern China International Trust Investment Company and the Kazakh company "KazMunayGaz". read full story / add a comment
zentralasien / arbeitskämpfe / bericht Wednesday December 21, 2011 22:18 by Freie ArbeiterInnen Union   image 1 image
Seit mehr als sechs Monaten streiken in der kasachischen Provinz Mangystau tausende von ÖlarbeiterInnen gegen Ausbeutung und für höhere Löhne. Mehr als 1.000 wurden wegen des Streiks gefeuert. Am 16. Dezember griff die Polizei des diktatorischen Regimes eine Kundgebung in der Stadt Zhanaozen (Jañaözen) an. Nach Berichten von AugenzeugInnen soll es dabei bis zu 70 Tote und 700 bis 800 Verletzte unter den Streikenden und ihren UnterstützerInnen gegeben haben. read full story / add a comment
asia central / workplace struggles / llamado / petición Wednesday December 21, 2011 22:12 by KRAS   image 1 image
16 de diciembre de 2011 – las autoridades de Kazajistán dispararon en Zhanaozen (una ciudad del oeste de Kazajistán) a la manifestación de trabajadores petrolíferos en huelga. La huelga de alrededor de 1500 trabajadores, con demandas de salarios más altos y mejores condiciones de trabajo, comenzó en mayo, pero fue prohibida. El campo petrolífero de Karazhanbas, donde estalló el conflicto, está siendo instalado por la empresa, que pertenece a los intereses chinos de la empresa “China International Trust Investment Company” y la empresa Kazaja "KazMunayGaz". read full story / add a comment
asia centrală / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday December 21, 2011 22:06 by Initiativa Anarho-Sindicalista din Romania   image 1 image
Cel putin 70 de morti si 700 de raniti. Se trage in continuare in oameni. read full story / add a comment
central asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday October 19, 2011 21:56 by Megan Iorio
This weekend marked a new milestone for the war in Afghanistan: the total number of US troops killed in the war has doubled since President Obama took office, according to and our US Troops in Afghanistan: Obama vs Bush web counter. That means that two-thirds of the total US troop deaths have occurred in the last two years and eight months, which accounts for roughly a third of the duration of the war to date. read full story / add a comment
central asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday September 12, 2011 20:34 by Robert D. Crews
The US and NATO war in Afghanistan is in its tenth year, yet many fear the Taliban is poised to return to power. read full story / add a comment
central asia / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday September 06, 2011 21:14 by Roshan Kissoon   text 2 comments (last - friday september 23, 2011 05:47)
On the recent election victory of the Nepali Maoists; how the Maoist leaders ended a revolution and joined the political establishment. The dangers of authoritarian leadership. read full story / add a comment
Militari USA in posa davanti al centro di detenzione di Bagram
asia centrale / imperialismo / guerra / opinione / analisi Monday June 13, 2011 17:05 by John E. Jacobsen   image 1 image
Le notizie di questo mese sulla morte di Osama bin Laden hanno scatenato festeggiamenti diffusi: migliaia di americani, affascinati dall'idea dell'uccisione del criminale più ricercato dagli USA, hanno festeggiato l'avvenimento riunendosi in luoghi pubblici e sventolando la bandiera americana. [English] read full story / add a comment
central asia / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday May 27, 2011 01:15 by John E Jacobsen   image 1 image
“Late Sunday night local time, two U.S. helicopters from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and carrying Team Six SEALs flew in low from Afghanistan… The raid began on the smaller of two buildings in [Bin Laden's] compound, where [Bin Laden's] couriers were believed to live. The raid then moved to the larger three-story building.

“Two Bin Laden couriers were killed, as was Osama Bin Laden’s son Khalid and a woman. Two women were injured. Children were present in the compound but were not harmed. U.S. officials said that bin Laden was asked to surrender but did not. He was shot in the head and then shot again to make sure he was dead.”
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asie centrale / impérialisme / guerre / presse non anarchiste Friday March 25, 2011 18:06 by   image 1 image
Les forces américaines en Afghanistan s’attendent à de possibles émeutes déclenchées par la publication de photographies montrant des «trophées de guerre» pris par des soldats américains posant avec les corps de civils afghans qu’ils ont eux-mêmes tué. read full story / add a comment
central asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday December 25, 2010 04:18 by Michael Skinner
Many of the Canadian military, police, and civilian personnel who risk their lives in Afghanistan truly believe they are fighting a just war of good against evil. But America's and Britain's claims that the unsanctioned unilateral invasion of Afghanistan, which began the Global War on Terror, was justified by the terrorist attacks of 9/11 are as credible as claims the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian terrorist justified Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia to begin WWI.

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central asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday December 17, 2010 07:05 by John Riddell
Mike Skinner, co-founder of the Afghanistan-Canadian Research Group and a researcher at the York Centre for International and Security Studies in Toronto, believes a simple question is being left out of the debate about Canada's continued military involvement in Afghanistan: ”Why are we there?” It is a no-brainer to ask this but there are no easy answers it appears.

To understand the goals of Canada's role, he said, we need to examine the forms of intervention under current consideration as alternatives to Ottawa's combat mission in Kandahar. During extensive travels in Afghanistan in 2007, Skinner studied firsthand Canada's intervention, assisted by Afghan-Canadian reporter Hamayon Rastgar, and has written widely on this question. The two men formed, along with fellow-researcher Angela Joya, the Afghanistan-Canadian Research Group.

When considering the example of Canada's supposed “humanitarian” aid projects, which the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois propose as an alternative to a military mission, Skinner emphasises the limitations of the approach and the bad feelings it can engender.

“Canadian aid agencies in Afghanistan have to follow the orders of the military,” he says. “Aid is meted out as rewards to co-operative communities and withdrawn from others as punishment.”

It was not always the case. “Canadian development and aid agencies – like Care Canada and the Red Cross – had been working in Afghanistan, through all the upheavals in government, the Soviet occupation, and then, after 1992, the Mujahedeen period, and, after 1996, under the Taliban regime. They operated in very difficult conditions, negotiating with the government in power,” Skinner says. read full story / add a comment
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